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.

image001 (1)

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.

Center for the Study of Tobacco Products

VCU Massey Cancer Center