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Georgia State: Launches Research Podcast, First Episode Discusses Dangers of Vaping

Georgia State Research has launched The Research Podcast, where Georgia State faculty explain how they’re tackling interesting and innovative research topics that affect the public.  In Episode 1, Dr. Michael Eriksen, the interim vice president for research & economic development at Georgia State, discusses the public health impact — and growing popularity — of e-cigarettes in “The Dangers of Vaping.”

Dr. Eriksen, a Regents’ Professor, is the founding dean of the Georgia State University School of Public Health, where he led the university’s public health program from 2002 to 2019. He received his training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and has had a long and distinguished career in public health. Dr. Eriksen was the lead researcher on a $19 million grant, the largest in Georgia State history, to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. In 2017, he was awarded $1 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop mobile messaging programs to help smokers quit in China and Vietnam, countries where smoking rates among men are among the highest in the world. He serves on the American Cancer Society’s Missions Outcomes Committee and is editor-in-chief of the public health journal Health Education Research. During his time at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Eriksen was the longest-serving director of the Office on Smoking and Health, where he played a leadership role in developing U.S. tobacco control policy.

Learn more about Dr. Michael Eriksen.

Learn more about the Georgia State University Research Podcast.

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