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Gary A. Giovino

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Nicotine addiction, smoking, tobacco policy, smoking cessation

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Gary A. Giovino is an internationally renowned authority on tobacco use and nicotine.

His work focuses on measuring and understanding tobacco use and dependence among youth and adults in the United States. Internationally, he facilitated the development of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System, a major public health effort whose partners include the CDC and the World Health Organization. He also led a major tobacco use study, published in 2012, that surveyed more than 435,000 respondents representing 3 billion people from 16 countries and revealed an urgent need for policy change in low- and middle-income nations.

Other research interests include the influence of adverse childhood experiences and suboptimal nutrition on tobacco use, as well as the use of lifestyle factors such as exercise and nutrition to facilitate smoking cessation.

In 2015, Giovino was appointed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, which advises the FDA in its regulation of tobacco products. He previously worked at the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving as chief of the epidemiology branch.

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Gary A. Giovino, PhD
Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

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