Center Uses Partnerships to Broaden its Public Health Impact

Center Uses Partnerships to Broaden its Public Health Impact
From Brown School News, July 1, 2021 Although the Brown School’s Center for Public Health Systems Science tackles a wide variety of research, its two decades of nationwide success can be traced largely to a single element: collaboration. The center’s largest current project, ASPiRE, is a good example. The $11.6 million tobacco-control effort with teams from Stanford […]

CDC publishes Partnerships in Tobacco Prevention and Control User Guide

CDC publishes Partnerships in Tobacco Prevention and Control User Guide
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new Best Practices User Guide: Partnerships 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. Since the publication of the Best Practices User […]

Applications are open for the 2nd annual SSSI Summer Training Institute

Applications are open for the 2nd annual SSSI Summer Training Institute
The 2nd annual Systems Science for Social Impact (SSSI) Summer Training Institute will be held virtually, hosted by the Washington University’s Brown School, from August 2-6, 2021. Co-organized by instructors Ross Hammond, Matt Kasman, Ellis Ballard, Kelsey Werner, Douglas Luke, Todd Combs, Nasim Sabounchi, and Kristin Hassmiller Lich,  the 5-day workshop will train approximately 60 […]

Over 60% of Public Schools Are Within 1,000 Feet of Tobacco Retailers, Finds New Study

Over 60% of Public Schools Are Within 1,000 Feet of Tobacco Retailers, Finds New Study
From Brown School News Across 30 major U.S. cities, an average of 63% of public schools are located within 1,000 feet — about two city blocks — of a store selling tobacco and e-cigarette products, according to a comprehensive new study mapping tobacco retailers. The study was conducted by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, along […]

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 […]