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Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty Profile

  • Mary Hrywna, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor

  • Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy

  • CV

Tobacco control policy; tobacco regulatory science; population health; priority/special populations; surveillance and monitoring; non-cigarette tobacco products.

Dr. Hrywna earned her BA in Psychology and Communication from Douglass College at Rutgers University, her MPH in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, and her PhD from the Rutgers School of Public Health.  

Research Interests
Mary Hrywna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences and is a founding member of the Center for Tobacco Studies at Rutgers-School of Public Health. Dr. Hrywna has nearly 20 years of experience working at universities coordinating and conducting behavioral science and policy research. Her research areas and interests include tobacco regulatory science and tobacco control policy, particularly policies that may prevent or reduce tobacco use among young people and other special populations.  

Select Publications
Delnevo, C., Hrywna, M., Giovenco, D., Miller Lo, E., O'Connor, R. (2017) "Close, but no cigar: certain cigars are pseudo-cigarettes designed to evade regulation.", Tobacco Control Vol. 26

Hrywna, M., Jane Lewis, M., Mukherjea, A., Banerjee, S., Steinberg, M., Delnevo, C. (2016) "Awareness and Use of South Asian Tobacco Products Among South Asians in New Jersey.", Journal of Community Health Vol. 41

Delnevo, C., Wackowski, O., Giovenco, D., Manderski, M., Hrywna, M., Ling, P. (2014) "Examining market trends in the United States smokeless tobacco use: 2005-2011.", Tobacco control Vol. 23

Delnevo, C., Hrywna, M. (2007) ""A whole 'nother smoke" or a cigarette in disguise: how RJ Reynolds reframed the image of little cigars.", American Journal of Public Health Vol. 97

Hrywna, M., Delnevo, C., Lewis, M. (2007) "Adult recall of tobacco advertising on the Internet.", Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Vol. 9

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