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Frank J. Chaloupka IV, PhD

Distinguished Professor



Office Phone:

(312) 413-2287


Selected Publications

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Smoke-Free Policies: IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, Volume 13 (as part of the IARC Handbook 13 Working Group). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2009.

“Food Prices and Obesity: Evidence and Policy Implications for Taxes and Subsidies,” (with Lisa M. Powell).  The Milbank Quarterly, 87 (1):229-257, March 2009.

“Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior: Supplement” (guest editor, with Lloyd D. Johnston, Ross C. Brownson, and Antronette K. Yancey; coauthor of seven of the supplement’s papers), American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33(4), October 2007.

Tobacco Control in Developing Countries, editor (with Prabhat Jha), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000

Curbing the Epidemic: Governments and the Economics of Tobacco Control, (with Prabhat Jha), Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1999

“Rational Addictive Behavior and Cigarette Smoking,” Journal of Political Economy, Volume 99 (4),  August 1991, pp. 722-742

Notable Honors

1996-99, University Scholar Award, University of Illinois


PhD, City University of New York, 1988

Professional Memberships

John Slade Award, outstanding contributions to public health and tobacco control, 2011

Director, WHO Collaborating Centre on the Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control, 2009-present

Director, UIC Health Policy Center, 2001-present

Faculty Scholar, UIC Great Cities Institute, 1996-97

Research Associate, Health Economics Program, Children's Research Program National Bureau of Economic Research

Research Grantee:National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Bloomberg Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, American Legacy Foundation, Illinois Department of Public Health, and others.

Research Currently in Progress

The impacts of policy and other environmental factors on health behaviors (such as cigarette smoking, drinking, illegal drug use, physical activity, and diet) and related outcomes.