Jeffrey Drope
United States

Jeffrey Drope is the Vice President of Economic and Health Policy Research at the American Cancer Society. His research is situated at the nexus of public health (including tobacco control, harmful alcohol use, nutrition, and access to care) and economic policymaking, especially trade, investment and taxation. His work seeks to integrate these policy areas in proactive ways that engender both improved public health outcomes and economic prosperity. Recent funding support comes from the US National Institutes of Health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (with funds from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use), the National Science Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. In addition to extensively publishing in these substantive areas, including as co-author of the most recent Tobacco Atlas, he participates actively in capacity-building efforts across the globe, working with major inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, national governments and many educational institutions. Currently, Dr. Drope is spearheading a multi-country initiative on the economics of tobacco farming in low- and middle-income countries in order to help countries develop healthier alternative livelihoods. He is also an associate professor of political science at Marquette University, where he regularly teaches and mentors students on global health and development.