Andrew J. Barnes, PhD. Andrew Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research at Virginia Commonwealth University, a faculty member of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, and a Research Associate in Cancer Prevention and Control at the VCU Massey Cancer Center. Dr. Barnes is currently working with a trans-disciplinary team of researchers on several projects including: 1) the effects of federal and state regulations on e-cigarette use; 2) how individuals’ economic preferences and their decision environment affect cancer prevention and control behaviors; and 3) several state-level health policy projects related to health insurance decision-making. Dr. Barnes is the co-author of the book Healthcare Systems in Transition: United States of America. He completed his doctoral training in health policy with a concentration in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and holds a Masters of Public Health from Tulane University.
Rose Bono. Rose Bono is a research assistant for Dr. Andrew Barnes in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy and a current student in the Master of Public Health program at VCU. She holds a personal interest in research that can promote sensible drug policy. When she has spare time, she fills it with hiking, making greeting cards, and naloxone outreach.