Tobacco Endgame Policy: Now? When? Why (not)?
Robert Schwartz is an Associate Professor in IHPME and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He is the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, and Principal Investigator and Director of the Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy. His academic interests include accountability mechanisms and their impacts, performance measurement and program evaluation, evaluating complex strategies and policy initiatives, tobacco control policy and evaluation, public health policymaking, and evidence-based policy. His teaching interests focus primarily on public health policy making, accountability, and public management and administration. Professor Schwartz received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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