Frank J. Chaloupka

Frank Chaloupka

Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD

Frank Chaloupka is leading the Georgia State TCORS research project designed to enhance the economic impact analysis used in the FDA’s rules for tobacco products. Dr. Chaloupka is Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and he directs the Health Policy Center at the University’s Institute for Health Research and Policy. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Health Economics Program and Program on Children.

Since 1997, Dr. Chaloupka has co-directed, with Lloyd Johnston of the University of Michigan, Bridging the Gap, an interdisciplinary national research program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve understanding of the influences of policy, programs and environment on youth health behavior. He also directs the WHO Collaborating Centre on the Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control.

His research interests include the impact of economic, policy and other environmental influences on health behaviors, including tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use, physical activity, diet, and related outcomes; and the economics of tobacco and tobacco control, particularly in developing countries.

Dr. Chaloupka has written numerous publications and received multiple awards:  the 2011 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s John Slade Award; the 2008 UIC Researcher of the Year in Social Sciences and the Humanities; the UIC Distinguished Professor Award and the UIC University Scholar Award.

Chaloupka received his Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York Graduate School.