J. Randy Koch, Ph.D.
Massey Cancer Center research program membership
Cancer Prevention and Control
Affiliated leadership roles
Executive Director, VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Department of Family Medicine and Population Health,
School of Medicine
PhD, Michigan State University (1985)
MA, Michigan State University (1982)
Awards and honors
Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2016, National Institute on Drug Abuse
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.
Disease focus of research
Cancer risk behaviors,Prevention/population health,Tobacco,Translational science
Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)
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