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Emory Research

Emory conducts considerable research related to tobacco usage and the health effects of using tobacco.  Below are several resources.

Emory Prevention Research Center

The Emory Prevention Research Center is an arm of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, a subgroup of the Centers for Disease Control's Prevention Research Centers.  The following is a selected list of publications by EPRC researchers:

Emory Global Health Institute

The institute’s China Tobacco Control Partnership was established o reduce the health, social, environmental, and economic burdens of tobacco use by increasing China's in-country capacity to develop and implement effective, accountable, and sustainable tobacco prevention and control initiatives designed to change the social normals surrounding tobacco use.  For more information:

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium

Established in 2001 and located in Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) provides technical assistance, information resources, and training for state and local tobacco control programs.  The website of the TTAC provides the following resource on research and reports:

Additional information on Emory research on tobacco:

When a smoke isn’t just a smoke.  Podcast.  Claire Sterk, PhD

Butler, S., Kegler M., Escoffery C.  Parental perspectives on anti-smoking discussions with adolescents in rural African American households

Preventing Chronic Disease online , April: 2009.

Escoffery, C., Kegler, M., Butler, S. Formative research on creating smoke-free homes in rural communities.  Health Education Research, January 24: 2008. 

Kegler, M., Escoffer, C., Butler, S. A qualitative study of how families decide to adopt household smoking restrictions. Family and Community Health, 30(4): 2007. 

Adams, E.K., and Melvin, C. Health Care Costs Attributable to Maternal Conditions Affected by Smoking During Pregnancy: A Combination of Meta Analysis and Claims Data. American Journal of Medicine , Vol. 13, No. 3, 1998