Project Investigator Biography
Laura A. Beebe, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Public Health-CHB 309
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
phone: (405) 271-2229
fax: (405) 271-2068
Dr. Laura A. Beebe is Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology and her M.P.H. in Health Education. Dr. Beebe has significant experience in tobacco-related surveillance and evaluation research and has worked with Native American communities for over 7 years on a variety of health-related issues. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the NCI- funded project entitled Tobacco Industry Tactics Aimed at Native Americans. The overall goal of this project is to gain an understanding of tobacco industry strategies related to the targeting and marketing of commercial tobacco to Native American communities so that more effective techniques for the prevention and control of tobacco abuse may be developed.
Dr. Beebe was also the Principal Investigator of the recently completed CDC Foundation/American Legacy Foundation-funded project entitled Assessing Tobacco Control Capacity in Native American Communities. This project evaluated and enhanced the capacity of Native American communities to engage in tobacco prevention and control efforts by assessing the extent to which communities have the infrastructure, ability, and desire to plan and collaborate on tobacco prevention and control activities.
Dr. Beebe serves on the national Tobacco-Related Health Disparities Research Network, an NCI- and American Legacy Foundation-funded initiative to better understand and address tobacco-related health disparities by advancing the science, translating that scientific knowledge into practice, and informing public policy.View Project Description