Information for

Professor, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health

David Hammond.Contact information

Office: LHN 1716

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 36462


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​Research interests

My research focuses on chronic disease prevention and global health in the areas of tobacco control policy, health diets and obesity prevention, as well as harm reduction and drug policy. I work closely with governments around the world and have served as an Advisor for the World Health Organization. I also serve as an Expert Witness in court cases, primarily on behalf of governments defending health regulations from legal challenges by the food and tobacco industries. My research has been recognized by awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal Statistical Society of Canada, and the World Health Organization.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with related research interests:

  • Global health
  • Tobacco control and e-cigarettes
  • Food policy and obesity prevention 
  • Cannabis and harm prevention 
  • Health communication

Graduate studies application details 

Teaching interests

  • Global health
  • Health policy
  • Health behaviour 
  • Health communications


BA Psychology (1996, University of British Columbia)

MSc Health Studies (2002, University of Waterloo)

PhD Psychology (2005, University of Waterloo)

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.

Roberto C, Wong D, Musicus A, Hammond D. The influence of sugar-sweetened beverage health warning labels on parents’ choices. Pediatrics 2016; 137(2):1-10.

Reid JR, Rynard V, Czoli CD, Hammond D.  Who is using e-cigarettes in Canada? Nationally representative data on the prevalence of e-cigarette use among Canadians. Preventive Medicine 2015; 81:180-3.

Leos-Toro C, Hammond D. Medicinal substance abuse among Canadian youth: Findings from the 2012/2013 Youth Smoking Survey. Canadian Medical Association Journal – Open 2015; 2015;3:E387–94.

Hammond D, Goodman S, Hanning R, Daniel S. A randomized trial of calorie labelling on menus.  Preventive Medicine 2013; 57(6):860-6.

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

Selected professional activities and networks

Professor Hammond works closely with governments and non-governmental organizations. Professor Hammond has previously served as an Advisor to the World Health Organization for Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which has been ratified by more than 170 countries. Professor Hammond has also advised regulatory agencies and governments around the world on tobacco control policy, including the US Centers for Disease Control, Health Canada, the UK Department of Health, the European Commission, and the Commonwealth of Australia. Professor Hammond has also served as an Expert Witness on behalf of the Canadian, UK and Australian governments in litigation against the tobacco industry. Professor Hammond 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. 

University of Waterloo