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Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty Profile

  • Ollie Ganz, DrPH

  • Instructor

  • Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy

  • CV


tobacco control, health communication, health disparities, health equity, mental health, LGBT health.

Dr. Ganz earned her BA in English from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, her MSPH in Health Education and Health Communication from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her DrPH in Health Behavior from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Research Highlights

Dr. Ollie Ganz is a public health researcher with training in tobacco control, health communication and health behavior. Her research is primarily focused on identifying predictors of tobacco use among high-risk groups, with a specific emphasis on the role of marketing in both the promotion and prevention of tobacco use. For her dissertation, Dr. Ganz examined tobacco use among individuals with mental health problems using data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study, a large, national dataset. Dr. Ganz has worked on the development and evaluation of several, large-scale anti-smoking campaigns, including This Free Life, a campaign designed to prevent tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults. Most recently, Dr. Ganz was a Health Scientist in the Office of Health Communication and Education in the Center for Tobacco Products at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

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