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Jamie Tam, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)



Jamie Tam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Tam conducts research on the effects of tobacco regulations, with a special focus on the use of systems science methods to understand tobacco use disparities, including populations with mental health conditions. Her recent work examines the implications of the relationship between smoking and depression for mortality outcomes, and uses modeling methods to evaluate interventions that address their co-occurrence. Dr. Tam has developed computational models that simulate the effects of policies on smoking and population health in the United States, and launched a web-based interface that allows users to explore the potential health effects of different tobacco control policies. Dr. Tam was previously a NAM Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products and is broadly interested in domestic and global tobacco control issues; Her other projects have considered the effects of demographic changes on smoking prevalence, longitudinal transitions between tobacco products, and youth exposure to nicotine through electronic cigarettes.

Education & Training

  • NAM Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow
    Food and Drug Administration (2019)
  • PhD
    University of Michigan, Health Services Organization & Policy (2018)
  • MPH
    University of Michigan, Health Management & Policy (2012)
  • BS
    Stanford University (2010)

Professional Service

Tobacco Control Editorial Advisory Board, Tobacco ControlEditorial Advisory Board2019 - Present

Departments & Organizations