Kevin Schroth, JD
Kevin Schroth, J.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health and a core member of the Institute for Nicotine and Tobacco Studies. He teaches public health ethics and law, and his research focuses on how to use tobacco regulatory science to improve tobacco control policy. His research also covers how the tobacco control model can be applied in different areas like cannabis legalization. Kevin co-authored a newly released textbook, Public Health Law in Practice. He previously served as an attorney with the New York City Health Department, directing tobacco control policy for the City. He also developed policies designed to reduce obesity and sodium consumption. Before joining the NYC Health Department, he worked in commercial litigation and served as a law clerk for judges in federal and state courts. Kevin earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School and B.A. from Bucknell University.
Mr. Schroth researches on how tobacco regulatory science can support laws that decrease tobacco consumption, and how the tobacco control model can be applied in different areas like controlling obesity and cannabis legalization. He also writes about public health law in general, focusing on the sources of public health authority and threats that have the potential to undermine it.