The Yale School of Public Health welcomes 13 new tenure track faculty this academic year. These individuals bring a broad range of research, scholarship, and teaching expertise to the school and will be instrumental in helping us address many of the public health challenges of the 21st century.
Today we spotlight Dr. Jamie Tam, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Tam has a PhD in health services organization and policy (2018) and an MPH in health management and policy (2012) from the University of Michigan. She earned a BS with honors from Stanford University in 2010. Prior to coming to Yale, Dr. Tam served one year as a National Academy of Medicine Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.
Q: Describe your primary academic focus or research specialty?
JT: My research looks at tobacco-related health disparities and uses simulation modeling to evaluate the potential effects of tobacco control policies or interventions. I lead studies that focus on people with comorbid mental health conditions because this population has much higher smoking rates compared to the general population and is often left out of coordinated public health efforts. I am also interested in understanding how e-cigarettes or other novel nicotine products could change smoking behaviors. Nicotine addiction and how it could impact vulnerable populations, including those with behavioral health conditions, is something I’m also exploring in my modeling work.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 15