Erin Mead is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) located at the University of Maryland School of Public Health within the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Erin completed her Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Erin uses quantitative and qualitative methods to understand multilevel factors that contribute to disparities in cancer prevention and tobacco use among low-income and minority populations to inform policy and health communication and community-based programs. Erin's most recent research study explored perceptions of theory-based graphic warning labels in a population of low-income, urban smokers through a qualitative study. Erin serves as a reviewer for six scientific journals.
Ph.D., Social & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (December 2014)
Research Associate, Summer Immersion Program in Health Disparities Research, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, University of Michigan (2011)
M.H.S., International Health - Social & Behavioral Interventions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
B.A., Anthropology & Archaeology, Dickinson College (2005)
Distinguished Doctoral Research Award, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2014)
Hopkins Sommer Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2012-2014)
Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control T32 Predoctoral Training Grant Program, National Cancer Institute (2010-2012)
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
Global Field Experience Fund travel award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
Mead EL, Rimal R, Ferrence R, Cohen JE. Understanding the sources of normative influence on behavior: The example of tobacco. Social Science & Medicine. 2014; 115:139-143.
Mead EL, Doorenbos AZ, Javid SH, Haozous EA, Alvord LA, Flum DR, Morris AM. Shared decision-making for cancer care among racial and ethnic minorities: A systematic review. American Journal of Public Health. 2013; 103(12):e15-29.
Mead EL, Gittelsohn J, Roache C, Corriveau A, Sharma S. A community-based, environmental chronic disease prevention intervention to improve healthy eating psychosocial factors and behaviors in indigenous populations in the Canadian Arctic. Health Education and Behavior. 2013; 40(5):592-602.
Mead E, Gittelsohn J, Kratzmann M, Roache C, Sharma S. Impact of the changing food environment on dietary practices of an Inuit population in Arctic Canada. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2010; 23 (Suppl 1): S18-26.
Mead E, Gittelsohn J, Roache C, Sharma S. Healthy food intentions and higher socioeconomic status are associated with healthier food choices in an Inuit population. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2010; 23 (Suppl 1): S83-91.
Mead E, Gittelsohn J, De Roose E, Sharma S. Important psychosocial factors to target in nutrition interventions to improve diet in Inuvialuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2010; 23 (Suppl 1): S92-99.