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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Michael Siegel, MD, MPH

Biography: Dr. Michael Siegel is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. He has more than 24 years of experience in tobacco control research and advocacy, having begun his career in the anti-tobacco field as a college student who wrote and successfully lobbied for smoke-free workplace legislation in Rhode Island. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in environmental studies and receiving his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Siegel completed a residency in preventive medicine at the University of California, Berkeley. He then served as a medical epidemiologist in the EIS program at the Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he conducted research on secondhand smoke, tobacco advertising, and the effects of tobacco control policies. At Boston University School of Public Health, he conducts research on a wide range of tobacco control issues, focusing on the evaluation of national, state, and local policies. He is the author of the book Marketing Public Health: Strategies to Promote Social Change, and the developer and author of the most widely-read tobacco policy blog: The Rest of the Story -- Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary.

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