HOP Faculty Member to Serve as Vice Chair for ASPO Special Interest Group

Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D.

Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy (HOP), was appointed vice chair for the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO)’s special interest group (SIG) on international issues in cancer.

The nonprofit ASPO is a multi-disciplinary society dedicated to advocating for cancer prevention and control research. Its special interest group on international issues in cancer—one of eight study groups associated with the nonprofit—aims to facilitate new scientific collaborations and interactions, and to serve as a resource for global health research in cancer prevention and

Salloum, who also is a faculty member at UF’s Institute for Child Health Policy, was appointed to the SIG in recognition of his research on waterpipe tobacco control policies in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Salloum is a health economist who specializes in cancer prevention and tobacco control. He is currently working with the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium to scale up a tobacco prevention project aimed at adolescents in pediatric clinics across Florida.

“I am looking forward to working with ASPO and the study group on advancing global cancer prevention and control research,” he said.

Earlier this year, Salloum began serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP’s) Tobacco Consortium for the 2017-2018 term. The Tobacco Consortium supports research and policy development aimed at protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke, and offers tools and resources to help clinicians and communities nationwide achieve this goal. Read more here.