PhD student Eric Crosbie wins two dissertation research awards

June 09, 2015

Politics PhD student Eric Crosbie has been awarded the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Dissertation Award and the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Dissertation Award.

Crosbie's dissertation assesses the ways national governments defend domestic public health regulations against international trade threats from the tobacco industry. Crosbie said his work identifies "how trade challenges over tobacco control policies serve as examples for the ways that California’s innovative health policies may be challenged." 

The Horowitz Foundation awarded 20 dissertation fellowships this year from a record 416 applicants doing policy-relevant social science research.

The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program is committed to preventing tobacco use and reducing tobacco-related disease in California.

In summer 2015 Crosbie is presenting his research as keynote speaker at the ASPIRE 2025 speaker series held at the University of Otago in Wellington, New Zealand. ASPIRE is committed to helping New Zealand become the world's first smoke-free country by 2025.