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Jim Thrasher

Associate Professor University of South CarolinaDepartment of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
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Biographical Info

James F. Thrasher, PhD, is an anthropologist, behavioral scientist, and communications specialist who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina and a Researcher and Visiting Professor at the Mexican National Institute of Public Health.  Much of Dr. Thrasher’s current research examines the intersection of media, policy and tobacco use across a variety of countries and population segments, particularly in the Americas.  This focus aims to illuminate which tobacco control intervention strategies are effective across socio-cultural settings and includes research on media content, media effects, and the development and evaluation of social marketing campaigns and media advocacy efforts to promote tobacco control policies.  Dr. Thrasher has recently expanded his research to include nutrition labeling policies and advocacy campaigns to reduce obesity. Emailthrasher@mailbox.sc.edu

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