Dr Liz Klein Distinguished Chair
|Home Institution||Ohio State University|
|Host Institution||Flinders University|
|Award Name||Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience), Funded by Flinders University|
Liz is an associate professor in the Ohio State University College of Public Health. She is a behavioral epidemiologist dedicated to tobacco control research. Her research centers around how the relationships between people and their environments can be used to find strategies to reduce tobacco use or promote quitting among youth and vulnerable adult populations. Liz has employed biobehavioral methods to better understand how to help current users quit.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Liz will be using eye-tracking technology to study the potential effectiveness of new stop-smoking images and messages designed for pregnant women and those of reproductive age. She hopes these results will help to build stronger messages and campaigns to promote smoking cessation among this vulnerable population, eventually improving the health of both women and their children.