FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Shadow Panel

Monitoring the FDA's Regulation of Tobacco to Make Sure the Public's Health is Being Best Served

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Alan Blum
John O'Hara
Heinz Ginzel
Edward Anselm
Michael Siegel
John Polito
Michael Givel
Martin Pion
Eric Solberg
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Eric Solberg, MS

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.

Conflicts of Interest: None (no present or past funding from tobacco companies or pharmaceutical companies).