University of Sourthern California

Heather Wipfli, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine and International Relations, Core Courses

Dr. Wipfli has published work on global tobacco control, globalization and health, capacity building in low- and middle-income countries and health security. Her research focuses on international cooperation and governance approaches to improve health, specifically in regards to global chronic disease control, including tobacco use, obesity and exposure to air pollution.

Prior to joining USC, Dr. Wipfli directed research and training for the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also worked on the development of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a technical officer at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva.