Biography: Eric Solberg, MS, associate dean at the University of
Texas Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences in Houston, has had extensive
involvement in tobacco control at the state and federal level, as well as in
the private sector. He served as
director of health promotion for the state of North Dakota before being named
executive director of Doctors Ought to Care, for which he was the lead strategist
from 1990 to 2002. Between 1990 and
1997, he was among the first to organize and analyze tobacco industry documents
in order to assist the Food and Drug Administration in crafting its oversight
of tobacco products and to aid attorneys general in several states in the first
state cases against the tobacco industry.
Solberg has served in a variety of administrative roles at MD Anderson
Cancer Center and the University of Texas.
He has written and lectured widely on priorty-setting and accountability
in tobacco control.
Interest: None (no present or past funding from tobacco companies or