Heather Wipfli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and Department of International Relations at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Dr. Wipfli holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva. Her research focuses on international cooperation and governance approaches to improve health, specifically global chronic disease control including tobacco use, obesity, and exposure to air pollution. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Wipfli directed research and training for the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and worked on the development of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a technical officer at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. She has published work on global tobacco control, globalization and health, capacity building in low- and middle-income countries and health security.

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