Speakers By Name|
Kurt Ribisl, Ph.D.
Kurt Ribisl’s primary research interests are in the areas of tobacco control policy and information technology (e.g., the Internet, Geographic Information Systems [GIS]).
Specifically, he has studied tobacco industry marketing strategies in retail outlets, interventions to reduce youth access to tobacco, and portrayals of smoking on the World Wide Web. He has also examined whether Internet cigarette vendors are taking adequate precautions to prevent illegal tobacco sales to minors. He teaches a course at UNC entitled “The Internet and Public Health: Promises and Perils.” Dr. Ribisl has a joint appointment at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
· What should North Carolina do with its tobacco settlement money to prevent smoking among children?
· The role of the Internet in promoting and discouraging youth smoking