Eric Crosbie, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Cardiovascular Research Inst
+1 415 476-3652

Eric Crosbie recently received his PhD in Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). His research is multi-disciplinary combining elements of political science, public health, law, and business to examine the regulatory environment of tobacco at the domestic and international level, including the intersection of global health and global trade governance. In particular his dissertation, titled "Constraining Government Regulatory Authority: Tobacco Industry Trade Threats and Challenges to Cigarette Package Health Warning Labels" examined how tobacco companies have been able to use trade agreements to globally preempt strong public health policies, which has caused a regulatory chill/chilling effect on implementing strong tobacco packaging policies.

Before returning to graduate school to complete his PhD, Eric worked for 3 years at the CTCRE researching and publishing studies on tobacco control policymaking in Latin America and international trade. Eric has also participated in sessions with trade representatives during trade negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. As a postdoc he looks to continue working on trade and tobacco control as well expand his research towards the impact of trade on food, alcohol and medicine.

Publications: 

Crosbie et Al. Respond.

American journal of public health

Crosbie E, Gonzalez M, Glantz SA

Health preemption behind closed doors: trade agreements and fast-track authority.

American journal of public health

Crosbie E, Gonzalez M, Glantz SA

Tobacco industry success in Costa Rica: the importance of FCTC article 5.3.

Salud publica de Mexico

Crosbie E, Sebrié EM, Glantz SA

Strong advocacy led to successful implementation of smokefree Mexico City.

Tobacco control

Crosbie E, Sebrié EM, Glantz SA