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

Upcoming Webinars

Advancing Public Health with Systems Science & Simulation Modeling
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DATE + TIME: Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Andrew Brouwer (Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan, School of Public Health)
DESCRIPTION: Please join CAsToR investigator, Andrew Brouwer, and other modeling experts in the BU virtual symposium on advancing public health with systems science and simulation modeling.
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Recent Webinars

CAsToR Webinar: Agent-Based Modeling: Applications in Tobacco Regulatory Science
DATE + TIME: Thu May 19, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ross Hammond (Director, Center on Social Dynamics & Policy, Brookings Institution; Associate Professor, Washington University)
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, Dr. Ross Hammond will present some of his most recent work in agent-based modeling with a focus on Tobacco Town, a computational model for exploring environmental effects of retail tobacco control policies. There will be sufficient time for Q&A. Registration is required. All registrants must be approved by CAsToR to join this webinar. Questions? Please contact Molly Coeling at mcoeling@umich.
Panel Discussion: Developing Specific Aims for Tobacco Regulatory Science (TRS) Proposals
DATE + TIME: Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Stephanie Land (Program Director & Statistician, NIH National Cancer Institute, Behavioral Research Program, Tobacco Control Research Branch) and Dr. Adam Leventhal (Founding Director, Health, Emotion & Addiction Laboratory at the University of Southern California) and Dr. Luz Sanchez Romero (Assistant Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control, Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University)
DESCRIPTION: Panelists each provide a brief presentation focused on developing Specific Aims in the context of TRS proposals.
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Longitudinal associations between exclusive and dual use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes and cardiovascular disease among adults: Key findings and methodological considerations
DATE + TIME: Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Jana Hirschtick (Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan School of Public Health) and Dr. Steve Cook (Senior Research Area Specialist, University of Michigan School of Public Health)
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, CAsToR junior investigators Dr. Hirschtick and Dr. Cook will review one of the first longitudinal analyses of associations between exclusive and dual use of ENDS and cigarette use and diagnosed cardiovascular disease using the Population Assessment of Tobacco & Health (PATH) Study. In addition to presenting key findings, they will discuss important methodological considerations for these types of analyses, including confounding control, reducing the potential for reverse causation, key sensitivity analyses, and different approaches to applying the PATH weights.
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Tobacco Regulation in a Changing Policy Landscape
DATE + TIME: Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
SPEAKERS: Holly Jarman, PhD (John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Management & Policy at University of Michigan) and Micah Berman, JD (Associate Professor of Health Services Management and Policy; Joint Appointment, College of Law at Ohio State University)
DESCRIPTION: In collaboration with the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR), the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network’s Smoke-Free Environments Law Project is hosting a webinar on the topic of Tobacco Regulation in a Changing Policy Landscape on November 11, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm EST. (This is a rescheduled date, following an earlier postponement. Note that if you registered for the original date, your registration has been re-approved and you should have received an email confirmation. If you have questions about your registration status, please contact Karalyn Kiessling at kiessli@umich.edu.) Join us as Holly Jarman, Ph.D. of the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Micah Berman, J.D. of the Ohio State University’s College of Public Health and Michael E. Moritz College of Law discuss cutting-edge issues in tobacco regulation, including growth in the use of synthetic nicotine. The speakers will provide insights into recent and current research and give context to the current policy actions being considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and beyond, as they relate to combustible, vaping and other tobacco products.
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Estimating transition rates between types of tobacco product use: Multistate transition models for longitudinal data
DATE + TIME: Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Andrew Brouwer (Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan, School of Public Health)
DESCRIPTION: CAsToR junior investigator Dr. Brouwer provides an overview of multistate transition modeling, a technique for analyzing longitudinal data that is increasingly being used in the tobacco control field to estimate multiple transition rates (e.g., smoking initiation, cessation, and switching between products such as combustible cigarettes and e cigarettes).
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