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David Hammond

Associate Professor


BA Psychology (1996, University of British Columbia)

MSc Health Studies (2002, University of Waterloo)

PhD Psychology (2005, University of Waterloo)

Contact information

Office: LHN 1723

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36462


Personal webpage:

David Hammond


​Teaching int​erests

Global health, Health behaviour, health policy

Research interests

David Hammond is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions to reduce chronic disease, with a focus on policies and regulations that reach large segments of the population. Dr. Hammond’s research includes tobacco control policy in the areas of health communications, packaging, and product regulation, as well as nutritional labelling and obesity prevention. Dr. Hammond also conducts studies in the areas of harm reduction and other areas of health policy. Dr. Hammond works closely with governments around the world and has served as an Advisor for the World Health Organization. He recently received the Canada’s Premier Young Researcher Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and is a past recipient of the Canadian Medical Association Journal’s Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Awards 2009 for his work with Geoff Fong and Mary Thompson as part of the International Tobacco Control Policy project, conducted in more than a dozen low and middle income countries.

Current major​ funding sources

Selected public​ations

  • Hammond D, Doxey J, Daniel S, Bansal-Travers M. Impact of female-oriented cigarette packaging in the United States. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2011 April 12; doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr045.

  • Campos S, Doxey J, Hammond D. Nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods: A systematic review. Journal of Public Health Nutrition 2011; Jan 18:1-11. Doi: 10.1017/S1368980010003290

  • Yang J, Hammond D, Driezen P, O’Connor RJ, Li Q, Yong H, Fong GT.  The use of cessation assistance among smokers from China: Findings from the ITC China Survey. BMC Public Health 2011; 11: 75.

  • Hammond D, Ahmed R, Burkhalter R, Sae Yang W, Leatherdale S. Illicit substance use among Canadian youth: Trends between 2002 and 2008.Canadian Journal of Public Health 2010; 102(1): 7-12.

  • Hammond D. Plain packaging regulations for tobacco products: the impact of standardardizing the color and design of cigarette packs.  Revista de Salud Pública de México 2010; 52 suppl 2:S226-S232.

  • Callery W, Hammond D, O’Connor RJ, Fong GT. The appeal of smokeless tobacco products among young Canadian smokers: the impact of pictorial health warnings and relative risk messages. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2011; doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr013.

  • Hammond D, Chaiton M, Lee A Collishaw N. Destroyed Documents: Uncovering the science British American Tobacco sought to conceal. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2009; 181(10):691-8.

  • Hammond D, Fong GT, Borland R, Cummings KM, McNeill A, Driezen P. Text and Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packages: Findings from the ITC Four Country Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2007; 32 (3): 202–209.

  • Hammond D, Collishaw N, Callard C. Tobacco industry research on smoking behaviour and product design. The Lancet 2006; 367: 781-87.

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