Jo Birckmayer

Public Health Advisor

Bloomberg Philanthropies

United States of America

Johanna Birckmayer PhD MPH Dr. Birckmayer coordinates the tobacco economics projects supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, overseeing efforts to assist low-and middle-income countries implement effective tobacco tax policies to reduce tobacco use. From 2008 to 2015, she directed the International Research Department at the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, supporting international efforts to advocate for effective tobacco control policies using data and evidence. Dr. Birckmayer has led technical assistance programs to assist U.S. States improve the effectiveness of state tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug prevention systems and worked with community-based organizations evaluating health services, mental health and health promotion programs. She has a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University and a MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina.

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