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Paul Halverson, Dean of Fairbanks School of Public Health, Departing in 2024 

Paul Halverson, who holds a doctorate in public health and is the founding dean of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, will begin a new position in Oregon on Feb. 1, 2024.

Indiana is One of 12 States that Comprise “Tobacco Nation.” How Can We Change This?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. A recent report about tobacco use in the U.S. noted that adult smoking rates in 12 contiguous states exceed not only the national average, but that of many of the world’s most tobacco-dependent countries, including China, Indonesia and Brazil. Unfortunately, Indiana is one of these 12 states, which together comprise “Tobacco Nation.” In Tobacco Nation states, health outcomes are poorer than the national average. Incidences of preventable diseases linked to smoking – like lung and other cancers, and heart disease – are also higher. So it’s not surprising that life expectancy rates are lower in these states, […]