Mollie Mayfield

Mollie Mayfield, MPH

Managing Editor 

Mollie leads the development and writing of site content, outreach, and dissemination efforts. She also serves as a Senior Project Director at Counter Tools. Mollie received her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA in Psychology with a concentration in Community and Global Health from Macalester College. When she’s not working, Mollie enjoys trail running, reading, cooking, eating, and spending time outside.


Kyndra Minchew, MPH  

Content Contributor and Social Media Manager 

Kyndra is a graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she received her Master of Public Health. She has done a variety of work within the realm of substance misuse, school health, and community health. Her interests include tobacco prevention and cessation, behavioral health, and improving the health outcomes of rural communities. Kyndra‘s work is fueled by her passion for creating health equity for all populations. Spending time with family and friends, hiking, cooking, and cuddling with her cats brings Kyndra immense joy.

Elizabeth Gerndt

Elizabeth Gerndt, MPH

Content Contributor 

Elizabeth assists with developing and editing content for CounterTobacco.Org. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree at Clemson University and earned her Master of Public Health at Emory University. Before coming to Counter Tools, she managed food and built environment initiatives for a SNAP-Education program. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys cooking new recipes, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!

Jacob Delbridge

Jacob Delbridge, MPH

Content Contributor 

Jacob Delbridge earned a Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Health Systems and Policy from the University of Washington and Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. Jacob’s professional experience and training in public health policy has fueled his commitment to advancing equity-centered policy approaches that support community health and resilience. Other passions of Jacob’s include hiking, running, and gardening.



Kurt M. Ribisl

Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD


Kurt M. Ribisl is professor and chair in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ribisl’s primary research interest is evaluating and improving the reach of population-level efforts to reduce tobacco use, with an emphasis on policy and information technology. Dr. Ribisl is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Tobacco Control and is the author of over 185 scientific articles. His research has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He received his doctorate in community psychology from Michigan State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine Prevention Research Center. 

Allison Myers

Allison Myers, PhD


Dr. Myers is the Co-Founder of CounterTobacco.Org and Counter Tools, which she led from 2011-2017. 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. In 2017-2018, Allison served as Health Policy Fellow to U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In 2018, Allison began work at Oregon State University as the first full time director of the Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation (OCHI). She now serves as the Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement of Oregon State University’s College of Health. would like to recognize the contributions of past staff members Michael Kelly, MPH; Allie Rothschild, MPH; Rose DeLeon-Foote, MPP; Jessica Eaddy, MSW; Katie Byerly, MPH; Justin Bailey, MPH; Mieka Sanderson, MPH; Laura Bach, MPH; and Kathryn Stein, MPH; as well as Film Maker Nicholas Vandenberg. is also thankful to the contributions of former UNC students, including Amber Anderson, Jennifer Brown, Adrienne Gill, Chaunetta Jones, Meredith Kamradt, Curran Kennedy, Eliza Kern, Sarah Newman, Olivia Taylor, Linnea Warren, Julie Park, and Rakiah Anderson, as well as interns William Brody, Abdul-Hafeez Nakumbe, and Lindsay Miller. is a project of Counter Tools. Counter Tools (logo)
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