Professor, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health

David Hammond.Contact information

Office: LHN 1716

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 36462

Email: dhammond@uwaterloo.ca

Personal webpage: www.davidhammond.ca

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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 reduction
  • Health communication

Graduate studies application details 

Teaching interests

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

Edu​cation

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.

Czoli C, Hammond D. Carcinogen exposure among Canadian tobacco users: Changes in NNK exposure from 2007-09 through 2012-13. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2018; 27(3):262-267.

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.

Hammond D, Reid JL, Cole AG, Leatherdale ST. Electronic cigarette use and smoking initiation among young: a longitudinal cohort study. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2017; 189(43):E1328-E1336.

WadSworth E, Hammond D. Differences in patterns of cannabis use among youth: Prevalence, perceptions of harm, and driving under the influence in the United States where non-medical cannabis markets have been established, proposed & prohibited. Drug & Alcohol Review 37(7):903-911.

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

David Hammond is a Professor and CIHR Applied Chair in Public Health in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Professor Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions, including in the areas of tobacco control policy, food and diet, as well as harm reduction and drug policy. Professor Hammond works closely with governments and NGOs around the world, and has served as an Advisor for the World Health Organization. Professor Hammond also serves as an Expert Witness in court cases, primarily on behalf of governments defending health regulations from legal challenges by the food and tobacco industries. Professor Hammond’s research has been recognized by awards from CIHR, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal Statistical Society of Canada, and the World Health Organization.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo