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J. Randy Koch, Ph.D.

Research program member: Cancer Prevention and Control

Box 980310
1112 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23298




Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Population Health, School of Medicine


PhD, Michigan State University (1985)
MA, Michigan State University (1982)

Research description

My current research uses systems science and modeling methods to build interactive tobacco prevention and control policy simulation models to assist policy development, implementation, and evaluation to prevent and control tobacco use (e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes) among youth in Virginia. We are assessing three types of regulatory strategies to minimize the burden of tobacco products: 1) Increasing the minimum age of legal access to tobacco products, 2) Imposing excise taxes on e-cigarettes (and increasing conventional tobacco taxes), and 3) Creating a minimum distance for e-cigarette retail outlets from K-12 schools.

Research keywords

Cancer risk behaviors,Prevention/population health,Tobacco,Translational science

Published research

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Awards and honors

Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2016, National Institute on Drug Abuse