Newswise — New Brunswick, NJ – The Rutgers School of Public Health is excited to announce that Ollie Ganz, DrPH, MSPH, will be joining the department of health behavior, society, and policy as an instructor in November.

Ganz is a public health researcher with training in tobacco control, health communication, and health behavior. Her research is primarily focused on identifying predictors of tobacco use among high-risk groups, with a specific emphasis on the role of marketing in both the promotion and prevention of tobacco use. Ganz has worked on the development and evaluation of several, large-scale anti-smoking campaigns, including This Free Life, a campaign designed to prevent tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults.

“The Center for Tobacco Studies is excited to have Dr. Ganz join our group,” said Cristine Delnevo, PhD, professor and center director. “Her research interest and expertise in tobacco regulatory science complements and expands the center’s current research.”

 “The department of health behavior, society, and policy is honored to welcome Dr. Ganz,” said Paul Duberstein, PhD, department chair. “Dr. Ganz’s expertise and research will be invaluable to our students, department, and School.”

 “I am thrilled to be joining the Rutgers community,” said Ganz. “I look forward to working with students and building collaborations with faculty throughout the Center for Tobacco Studies and the School of Public Health.”

Ganz joins the Rutgers School of Public Health from the Office of Health Communication and Education in the Center for Tobacco Products at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where she is a health scientist. Ganz has a DrPH in Health Behavior from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and an MSPH in Health Education and Health Communication from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


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