University of Sourthern California


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Louise Rohrbach, PhD, MPH

Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine Director, MPH Program Health Education and Promotion Concentration

Dr. Rohrbach conducts research on school- and community-based tobacco, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention interventions, prediction of substance use behaviors and theory-based evaluation of health promotion programs. Currently she is conducting three projects:

  • An evaluation of the California Tobacco Control Prevention and Education Program
  • A study of gender differences in predictors of adolescent substance abuse
  • A study of HIV risk and protective behaviors among young women who are intravenous drug users.

Dr. Rohrbach has also conducted research on coalitions and other community-based drug abuse prevention interventions, as well as the diffusion of effective prevention approaches.