Philippe Boucher: Hello Catherine, may I ask you to introduce yourself?
Catherine Jo: My name is Catherine Jo. I joined the American Cancer Society in 2005. Initially, I worked on both national and international tobacco control issues, but I now work 100% on international tobacco control as Manager of International Tobacco Control. In this capacity, I oversee the Society’s international tobacco control grant program, provide technical assistance to tobacco control advocates internationally, and monitor tobacco control activity and lead projects of the International Tobacco Control Program in various countries, primarily in Latin America.
I had sent a series of questions to Kelly Henning of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use so that we can understand better how it operates.
Matt Myers took to the task: " Kelly forwarded to
me the questions you posed to her. As one of the
Bloomberg grantees I volunteered to respond because each of us involved
with this effort want to be sure that we all do everything inform the
community about this extraordinary initiative and the opportunities presented by
Mayor Bloomberg's generosity and commitment to reducing the number of people who
die from tobacco use."
Thank you Eric for taking the time to answer my questions. May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Eric Asche:I came to Legacy from advertising agency GSD&M in
Austin, Texas. At GSD&M, I served as Account Director, working with the foundation
on several advertising campaigns, including Bob Quits, Mary Quits, Great
Start®, Circle of Friends®, as well as overall foundation branding efforts.
Steven is Past President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care,
Department of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco
Thank you Steven for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Steven Schroeder: I am a physician with training in internal
medicine and public health and with a long interest in health policy.
For most of my professional life I was in academic positions, first at
Harvard, then at George Washington, and from 1976-1990 at the
University of California, San Francisco.
Thank you Jim for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Jim Bergman: One of the most succinct descriptions of me is that I'm
a lawyer by training and an advocate by instinct. I've spent over 35
years in the field of aging, much of that devoted to legal and policy
issues concerning older Americans. In 1992, I made a rather significant
career change when I accepted the position as the first Executive
Director of STAT (Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco), a national
advocacy organization based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
This rendez-vous took place during the 2002 national tobacco control conference
in San Francisco. I want to thank the press service of the conference that made it possible.
Mike Moore is Attorney General for the state of Mississipi Jackson, Mississipi
Thank you Mike for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Mike Moore: I have spent 25 years in the public service, 15 years as
Attorney General for the state of Mississipi. I was always concerned
with the problems related with alcool and illegal drugs. When I came to
realize tobacco was the number one cause of death in our country I felt
compelled to do something about it and I still do.
Rendez-vous with Eric Helmuth, Editorial Director of Join Together
Online Boston University School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts
Thank you Eric for accepting our rendez-vous.
May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Eric Helmuth: It's a pleasure to talk about our work with your
readers. I was originally trained in Counseling Psychology (M.A.,
University of Akron, 1990) and worked for several years in the field of
community mental health, which led to increasing involvement with
addictions issues and eventually to work in local community organizing
and advocacy around these issues. That in turn brought me to my current
work at Join Together.
about Clean Indoor Air: Advances in California, 1990-1999
Elizabeth is Clinical Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California, USA
Thank you Elizabeth for accepting our rendez-vous.
May I ask you to introduce yourself ?
Elizabeth Gilpin: I have worked as a statistician in medical
research since 1974, and in other areas before then. My interest in
tobacco control dates from my participation in the baseline California
Tobacco Survey (CTS) in 1990.
About the first results of the DANDY 1 study (Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youths)
Joseph is a Family physician and Professor of family medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Thank you Joseph for accepting our rendez-vous.
May I ask you to introduce yourself ?
Joseph DiFranza: Many in the tobacco control field are already
familiar with my earlier research. I have 70 publications on tobacco
over the past 20 years. I did some of the important work regarding Joe
Camel. I have been conducting research on youth access for 15 years.