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Hana  Ross

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Health Policy and Management

Hana Ross earned her B.A. and M.A. at the Prague School of Economics. In 2000, she received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has over seventeen years’ experience in conducting research on the economics of tobacco control and in management of research projects in low and middle income countries, including projects funded by the World Bank, WHO, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the European Commission, the Bloomberg Global Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Ross published more than 60 articles and independent reports on issues related to tobacco taxation, cigarette prices, costs of smoking, illicit trade, youth access laws and other economic aspects of tobacco control. She also co-authored the 3rd and 4th editions of Tobacco Atlas. Her current research projects focus on the economic impact of tobacco control interventions in Africa, South East Asia, and in the European Union. She is also interested in the economic impact of noncommunicable diseases risk factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and alcohol consumption. Dr. Ross currently supports several research capacity building projects primarily focusing on Africa and Asia.

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Atlanta , GA 30316

Phone: 9196887677


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Areas of Interest

  • Health Economics

Affiliations & Activities

Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, USA

2007 – present

Adjunct Assistant Professor; Site supervisor for the RSPH Practicum Program


Georgia State University, Institute of Public Health, Atlanta, USA

2006 - present

Adjunct Faculty; Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science Advisory Board Member


SALDRU, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2012 - present

Research Affiliate


International Clinical Research Center, St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic

2013 - present

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