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IGTC Alumni Award in Tobacco Control Research

Xia Wan

Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program, 2007

Dr. Xia Wan is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. She is an alumna of the 2007 Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program. Since 2007, Dr. Wan focus has been on evaluation index system research, and she has played a key role in the development of the process evaluation toolkit for ‘Towards a smoke-free China’ and the Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) questionnaire of China. Dr. Wan has also contributed to a book, The Future of Tobacco Control and China, which has received much attention both nationally and abroad. In addition, her experience as a lead investigator on a NIH-funded project to study the susceptibility to smoking initiation among young migrant women in China (R03) led her to organize a 2011 international workshop to discuss how to prevent tobacco use among Chinese women. Dr. Wan involvement in tobacco control has also extended into advocacy, serving as the designer of the smoke-free wedding campaign and as one of the organizers of an exhibit featuring the health warnings on cigarette packs from various countries which has been displayed in 36 cities of 23 provinces to an audience of over 600,000. Dr. Wan is well-regarded as a budding researcher by her peers and those who have served in a supervisory capacity to her.



2012 Award Recipients

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