Dr. David Hammond PhD is a Professor and CIHR Applied Chair in Public Health in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Professor Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions, including in the areas of tobacco control policy, food and diet, as well as harm reduction and drug policy. Professor Hammond works closely with governments and NGOs around the world, and has served as an Advisor for the World Health Organization. Professor Hammond also serves as an Expert Witness in court cases, primarily on behalf of governments defending health regulations from legal challenges by the food and tobacco industries. Professor Hammond’s research has been recognized by awards from CIHR, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal Statistical Society of Canada, and the World Health Organization.
Dr. Peter Selby, MD
Dr. Peter Selby MD is the Chief of Medicine in Psychiatry Division, Deputy Physician-in-Chief of Education, and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is a Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also a Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Selby is the Executive Director and creator of the TEACH project - a continuing education certificate program in Applied Counselling for Health with a focus on smoking cessation, through the University of Toronto. As the Principal Investigator of the STOP Study, he investigates the effectiveness of NRT and counselling in different types of intervention settings. Dr. Selby has received grant funding totaling over 85 million dollars from CIHR, NIH, and Ministry of Health and has published 150 peer reviewed publications.