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

Career Enhancement Core (CEC)

The Career Enhancement Core (CEC) provides junior tobacco control researchers and modelers with exposure, training, and experience in the use of modeling in Tobacco Regulatory Sciences. The CEC will support the career development of new and early stage investigators interested in using modeling for tobacco control and policy evaluation research. The overall goal of the CEC is to support the advancement of junior researchers in becoming independent scientists who use simulation modeling for Tobacco Regulatory Science.

Leads

  • Ritesh Mistry, PhDUniversity of Michigan
    Ritesh Mistry, PhD
    University of Michigan
    Ritesh Mistry, PhD
    University of Michigan: Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
    Position: Core Lead, Career Enhancement Core (CEC)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Profile: sph.umich.edu
    Dr. Ritesh Mistry is Core Lead for the Career Enhancement Core (CEC) and a member of the CAsToR Steering Committee. Dr. Mistry is an Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on evaluating health disparities in smoking trends, as well as adolescent tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposures in global settings.
  • David Mendez, PhDUniversity of Michigan
    David Mendez, PhD
    University of Michigan
    David Mendez, PhD
    University of Michigan: Associate Professor
    Positions: Core Lead, Career Enhancement Core (CEC); Project Lead, Research Project 2
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Profile: sph.umich.edu
    Dr. David Mendez is Core Lead for the Career Enhancement Core (CEC) and Project Lead for Research Project 2. He is also a member of the CAsToR Steering Committee. Dr. Mendez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on modeling trends of cigarette smoking cessation or switching to e-cigarettes. Dr. Mendez’s research also investigates the financial implications of these trends, with specific focus on tobacco control in the United States.