TCORS 2.0: Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

Rafael Meza, PhD CAsToR Principal Investigator University of Michigan

The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) aims to provide evidence-based and expert-informed modeling of the behavioral and public health impacts of tobacco regulations. Funded through the TCORS 2.0 program, this multi-institutional Center includes experts in the field of tobacco regulatory science and modeling from the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Yale University, University California San Francisco, and University of Minnesota.

David Levy, PhD CAsToR Principal Investigator Georgetown University

The CAsToR has three projects based on detailed analysis of historical tobacco use patterns in the US, which uses four established tobacco simulation models. Our center also has four Cores to support the research projects, training for new and early stage investigators, and results dissemination.

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Webinar: “Applications of Complex Systems Approaches to Address Public Health Challenges” with Joshua Epstein, PhD

Date + Time: Wednesday, February 26th 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Dr. Joshua Epstein, a pioneer and leading scientist on the study of complex social dynamics using mathematical and computational models, will give an overview of complex systems and its potential applications to tobacco research and tobacco regulatory science. A Q&A session will follow.
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