David Hammond PhD

David Hammond is a Professor (tenured) and CIHR Applied Chair in Public Health in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions to reduce chronic disease, primarily in the areas of tobacco control,  obesity prevention, and substance use policy.

Dr. Hammond has served as an Advisor to the World Health Organization, as well as regulatory agencies and governments around the world on tobacco control policy. Dr. Hammond has also served as an Expert Witness on behalf of governments around the world in litigation launched by the tobacco industry. Dr. Hammond’s work has been recognized by awards from the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the World Health Organization.