The School of Public Health and Health Systems is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
BA Psychology (1996, University of British Columbia)
MSc Health Studies (2002, University of Waterloo)
PhD Psychology (2005, University of Waterloo)
Office: LHN 1723
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36462
Personal webpage: www.davidhammond.ca
Global health, Health behaviour, health policy
Dr. Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions to reduce chronic disease, with a focus on policies and regulations. This includes tobacco control policy in the areas of health communications, packaging, and product regulation, as well as obesity-prevention and nutritional labelling research. Dr. Hammond is also conducting research in the area of harm reduction and drug policy. Dr. Hammond works closely with regulatory agencies around the world and has previously served as an Advisor to the World Health Organization for Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Dr. 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.
Current major funding sources
Reid JL, Hammond D, McCrory C, Dubin JA, Leatherdale ST. The use of caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol among secondary students in Ontario Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health; In Press.
Hammond D & O’Connor RJ. Reduced nicotine cigarettes: smoking behavior and biomarkers of exposure among smokers not intending to quit. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2014; Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print].
Czoli C, White CM, Hammond D. Electronic cigarettes in Canada: Prevalence of use and perceptions among young adults. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2014; 105(2): e97-e102.
Hammond D, Goodman S, Hanning R, Daniel S. A randomized trial of calorie labelling on menus. Preventive Medicine 2013 2013;57(6):860-6.
Hammond D, White C, Anderson W, Arnott D, Dockrell M. Perceptions of UK youth of branded and standardized “plain” cigarette packaging. European Journal of Public Health 2014; 24(4): 537-43.
Hobin E, Hammond D, White C, Li L, Chiu M, O’Brien M. Nutritional quality of fast food items on “Kids Menus”: comparisons across countries and companies. Public Health Nutrition 2014; 17 (10): 2263-2269.
Kotnowski K, Hammond D. The impact of cigarette pack shape, size and opening: Evidence from tobacco company documents. Addiction 2013; 108(9):1658-68.
Hobin EP, Hammond D, Manske S, Hanning RM. The Happy Meal effect: the impact of toy premiums on healthy eating. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2012; 103(4): 244-48.
Hammond D, Reid JL, Driezen P, Boudreau C. Pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs in the United States: An experimental evaluation of the proposed FDA warnings. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2013; 15(1): 93-102.
Hammond D. Health warnings on tobacco packages: A Review. Tobacco Control 2011; 20:327-337.
Hammond D, Collishaw N, Callard C. Tobacco industry research on smoking behaviour and product design. The Lancet 2006; 367: 781–87.
Hammond D, Doxey J, Daniel S, Bansal-Travers M. Impact of female-oriented cigarette packaging in the United States. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2011; 13(7):579-88.
Mutti S, Hammond D, Borland R, Cummings KM, O'Connor RJ, Fong GT. Beyond light and mild: cigarette brand descriptors and perceptions of risk in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Addiction 2011; 106(6):1166-75.
Campos S, Doxey J, Hammond D. Nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods: A systematic review. Public Health Nutrition 2011; 14(8):1496-506.
Selected professional activities and networks
Dr. Hammond works closely with governments and non-governmental organizations. Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Hammond has also served as an Expert Witness on behalf of the Canadian, UK and Australian governments in litigation against the tobacco industry. Dr. 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.