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The Global Tobacco Epidemic: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Dr. Judith Mackay discusses the epidemic's challenges, successes and future direction as they apply to emerging world health threats.

January 19, 2010 12:00am to January 20, 2010 12:00am

Dr. Judith Mackay, visiting USC as part of the Provost Distinguished Visitors Program, is known for her personal charm and fervor. She was named one of Time’s 100 People Who Shape Our World for her tireless efforts on the global crusade against smoking. Dr. Mackay is senior adviser to the World Lung Foundation/Bloomberg Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use; director of the Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control, and senior policy adviser to the World Health Organization. She earned her degree in medicine from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and has lived in Hong Kong since 1967, initially working as a hospital physician and later concentrating on broader issues of public health, especially tobacco control. Dr. Mackay has authored and published atlases on tobacco, cancer, and human sexual behavior, among other works.

January 19
Health Sciences Campus, Aresty Auditorium
Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm

January 20
University Park Campus, Town and Gown
Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm
Hosted in partnership with the USC U.S.-China Institute and the School of Social Work 

Ivette Flores Guintu
(323) 865-0419

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