ASPiRE D&I Pilot Research Program accepting applications

The ASPiRE Center is pleased to announce its Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) pilot research program for the 2020–2021 grant cycle, beginning October 1, 2020. The purpose of the program is to advance D&I science and build capacity for D&I research in evidence-based tobacco retail policy. The ASPiRE Center is awarding pilot grants of $10,000 each […]

CPHSS launches new aspirecenter.org website

CPHSS launches new aspirecenter.org website
The new aspirecenter.org website was launched this week! The website is a product of the ASPiRE Center, an NCI-funded collaborative of tobacco control researchers, practitioners, and legal experts investigating how tobacco retailer density and innovative retail tobacco interventions impact people and communities. The new website shares current research, resources, and updates for practitioners working in […]

CDC publishes updated Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control User Guide

CDC publishes updated Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control User Guide
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published an updated Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control. The guide was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. This user guide focuses on the critical […]

Computer Models Show Impact of Retail Restrictions

Computer Models Show Impact of Retail Restrictions
Content from Public Health Law Center publication April 17, 2019 Policies that limit where menthol cigarettes are sold and that restrict the number of tobacco retailers in a community can significantly reduce tobacco-related health disparities among area residents. This is just one of the findings unearthed by the Tobacco Town Minnesota project, a recent collaboration between researchers […]

Computer Models Show Impact of Retail Restrictions

Content from Public Health Law Center publication April 17, 2019 Policies that limit where menthol cigarettes are sold and that restrict the number of tobacco retailers in a community can significantly reduce tobacco-related health disparities among area residents. This is just one of the findings unearthed by the Tobacco Town Minnesota project, a recent collaboration between researchers […]

First Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute

First Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute
The 1st annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute will be held at the Washington University’s Brown School from July 29 to August 2, 2019. Co-organized by principal faculty Ross Hammond, Douglas Luke, and Peter Hovmand, the 5-day workshop will train up to 45 participants in systems science methods, especially those most useful for enhancing the […]

Communities That Most Need Tobacco Sales Restrictions Aren’t Getting Them

Communities That Most Need Tobacco Sales Restrictions Aren’t Getting Them
Content from Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health publication  January 17, 2019 U.S. communities with higher smoking rates or lower excise taxes were less likely to adopt retail policies restricting tobacco sales, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers interviewed personnel from 80 county tobacco […]

Website Launch for Translational Science Benefits Model

Website Launch for Translational Science Benefits Model
A cross-disciplinary team, which includes members of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University’s Brown School, is pleased to share news of the launch of a new website: translationalsciencebenefits.wustl.edu. The site was […]

UNC, Stanford, WashU Receive $11.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Retail Tobacco

UNC, Stanford, WashU Receive $11.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Retail Tobacco
Content from Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health publication September 13, 2018 Public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis are recipients of a five-year $11.6 million National Institutes of Health grant, Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE). […]

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis receive 5-year, $11.6 million NIH grant to study retail tobacco policies across the U.S.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis receive 5-year, $11.6 million NIH grant to study retail tobacco policies across the U.S.
Tobacco use causes nearly a half million premature deaths each year from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary illnesses. Most tobacco is purchased from brick-and-mortar retailers, where the tobacco industry spends $1 million every hour on advertising and marketing. The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave states and localities more authority to regulate […]