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GW: Tobacco Control Expert Joins Cancer Center

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) and the GW Cancer Center this week announced that Dr. Carla J. Berg, has been named the associate center director for population sciences and policy for the GW Cancer Center. Dr. Berg, who started August 1, will also be a professor of prevention and community health at Milken Institute SPH.

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Berg’s research expertise is on multilevel determinants of health, with an emphasis on high-risk populations like young adults, racial minorities and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) population. She is a recognized expert on implementation of tobacco control policies and health disparities, and has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed scientific reports and papers.

Dr. Berg has significantly contributed to research focused on reducing the global toll of tobacco. Her research has also informed regulatory efforts in the United States regarding tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, hookah and small cigars. Dr. Berg has conducted extensive research on how psychological and behavioral treatments can improve quality of life among cancer survivors.

“I am eager to join such an excellent community of engaged scholars,” Dr. Berg said. “I look forward to working alongside my colleagues at GW to truly make a difference in cancer prevention and control, and in public health more broadly, globally and in our immediate community.”

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