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Prof Kenneth Warner

Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Dean Emeritus

University of Michigan School of Public Health

Biography

Kenneth E. Warner is the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Dean Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he was a member of the faculty from 1972 to 2017. He served as Dean of the School from 2005 to 2010. Presented in over 275 professional publications, Dr. Warner’s research has focused on economic and policy aspects of tobacco and health. Dr. Warner served as the World Bank’s representative to negotiations on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, WHO’s first global health treaty. He also served as the Senior Scientific Editor of the 25th anniversary Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health. From 2004 to 2005 he was President of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT). Dr. Warner was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the American Legacy Foundation (now the Truth Initiative). He was also the founding Director of the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network. He currently serves on the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. In 1996 Dr. Warner was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He was named to the inaugural classes of Fellows of AcademyHealth and of SRNT. He is the recipient of the Surgeon General’s Medallion, presented by Dr. C. Everett Koop, the Luther Terry Award for Exemplary Achievement in Tobacco Control, presented at the 2003 World Conference on Tobacco or Health, and the Doll-Wynder Award from SRNT. Dr. Warner earned his AB from Dartmouth College and MPhil and PhD in economics from Yale University.

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