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

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Previous Webinars

Estimating the Public Health Consequences of Menthol Cigarettes on Smoking Prevalence and Premature Mortality
DATE + TIME: Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
SPEAKERS: David Mendez, PhD (CAsToR Co-Investigator) and Thuy Le, PhD (CAsToR New Investigator)
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DESCRPTION: Estimating the Public Health Consequences of Menthol Cigarettes on Smoking Prevalence and Premature Mortality: An Update of the Simulation Analysis Supporting the Recommendations of the 2011 FDA’s TPSAC Menthol Report

“Our results indicate that mentholated tobacco products have had a significant impact on public health and could continue to pose a substantial health risk.” — David Mendez, associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the U-M School of Public Health. “Previous studies have shown that menthol experimentation is positively associated with progression to established smoking. In addition, menthol smokers are less likely to quit smoking than nonmenthol smokers. These observations were incorporated in the model and are the key factors in determining the outcomes of our study.” — Thuy Le, Department of Health Management and Policy at U-M's School of Public Health.
Game Theory of Tobacco Industry Behavior And IQOS Price Elasticity: Research From Early Stage Investigators in Tobacco Regulatory Science
DATE + TIME: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
SPEAKERS: “Game Theoretic Modelling of Tobacco Industry Responses to a Proposed Ban on the Sale of Menthol Flavored Cigarettes” with Dr. Michael Hayashi (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Former CAsToR pilot project PI) and “The effect of IQOS introduction on cigarette sales: the role of prices in product substitution” with Dr. Michal Stoklosa (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Illinois - Chicago, Former CAsToR pilot project PI)
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DESCRPTION: Game Theoretic Modelling of Tobacco Industry Responses to a Proposed Ban on the Sale of Menthol Flavored Cigarettes” with Dr. Michael Hayashi (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Former CAsToR pilot project PI) and “The effect of IQOS introduction on cigarette sales: the role of prices in product substitution” with Dr. Michal Stoklosa (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Illinois - Chicago, Former CAsToR pilot project PI)
Applications of Complex Systems Approaches to Address Public Health Challenges
DATE + TIME: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Joshua Epstein, PhD (Director, New York University Laboratory on Agent-Based Modeling, Department of Epidemiology, College of Global Public Health)
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DESCRPTION: 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.
Modeling in Tobacco Control in the U.S. – the good, the bad, the ugly
DATE + TIME: Tue May 12, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. David Levy (Professor, Georgetown University) and Dr. David Mendez (Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health) and Dr. Rafael Meza (Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health)
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DESCRPTION: CAsToR leads Drs. Levy, Mendez, and Meza will provide an overview of modeling applications in tobacco control research, discuss the types of models used in this field and their purpose, as well as future directions for modeling in tobacco regulatory science. A Q&A session will follow. Please contact Katie Zarins (kmrents@umich.edu) with questions.