Dr. Byron is an assistant professor in Family Medicine, an adjunct assistant professor in Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a co-chair of communications in the Health Equity Network of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Dr. Byron received his MHS and PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Byron uses behavioral science to improve health communication supporting tobacco control and other health policies. His current NCI, FDA, and foundation-funded projects include optimizing communications campaigns to encourage quitting among people who use both e-cigarettes and cigarettes, studying public perceptions of a possible reduced-nicotine cigarette policy, and examining communication and impacts of value-based healthcare. He also conducts tobacco policy research in Indonesia.