Michal Stoklosa, PhD

Principal Scientist, Taxation and Health

Michal Stoklosa, PhD, is Principal Scientist, Taxation & Health in the Economic and Health Policy Research program at the American Cancer Society. He conducts research and trains policymakers and health advocates primarily in issues around tobacco taxation and illicit trade in tobacco products. Other areas of his research include the effects of tax policies on use of electronic cigarettes, alcohol, and sugar-sweetened beverages. In his most recent work, he uses behavioral economics models to better understand reasons behind self-harming behaviors.

Before joining the American Cancer Society in 2010, Michal worked in the National Institute of Public Health in Poland. He has also been invited to take part in projects funded by, among others, the World Health Organization, the European Commission, Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Lung Foundation and the US National Institutes of Health. He received his PhD in Economics from University of Cape Town in 2019. Previously, he had received an MA in Managerial Economics from University of Warsaw and an MA in Economics from Georgia State University. Michal has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and co-authored book chapters and health policy reports, including The Tobacco Atlas. His research has played an influential role during the adoption of tobacco control policies across the globe, particularly in Central and Eastern European and Latin American countries. Contact: michal.stoklosa@cancer.org

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