Kurt M. Ribisl, PhDCo-Founder
Dr. Ribisl is a Professor of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ribisl’s research focuses on tobacco control policy and product regulation, with a particular focus on the point of sale. He is a Multi-Principal Investigator on an NCI-funded project (NCI 1U01CA154281) producing national estimates of point of sale tobacco marketing and tobacco retailer density. Dr. Ribisl was a Section Editor of the 2012 Surgeon General Report on Tobacco Use. From 2012-2016, he was also a member of the Congressionally-mandated Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) that advises the FDA Center for Tobacco Products.
Allison Myers, PhDCo-Founder Allison is the Executive Director of Counter Tools and the Co-Founder of Counter Tobacco. Both organizations offer resources and tools to empower government health departments and community partners to pass policies that counteract retail tobacco marketing and promote health. Allison started her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, received her MPH and PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from UNC, and spent six years in marketing research and strategy consulting prior to bringing it all together at Counter Tobacco.
Mollie Mayfield, MPHManaging Editor
Mollie leads the development and writing of site content, outreach, and dissemination efforts including social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. She also serves as a Regional Project Director at Counter Tools. She received her MPH from in Health Behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to her graduate studies, Mollie worked for a non-traditional hunger relief organization for three years as Communications Coordinator. Her interests include fostering healthy lifestyles through health-supportive communities and environments, health equity, and health communication. She received her BA in Psychology with a concentration in Community and Global Health from Macalester College.