Smoking, Tobacco Control
The founding dean of the School of Public Health at Georgia State, Michael Eriksen has led the university’s public health program since 2002. He is the lead researcher on a $19 million grant, the largest in Georgia State history, to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Prior to his time at Georgia State, Eriksen was senior adviser to the World Health Organization and the longest-serving director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health. He has published extensively on tobacco prevention and control and is co-author of The Tobacco Atlas, Fourth Edition, which focuses on the global tobacco industry. He recently created and launched the Tobacco Portal, a web-based resource for tobacco-related facts and data.