J. Randy Koch, Ph.D.
Research program member: Cancer Prevention and Control
1112 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23298
Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Population Health, School of Medicine
PhD, Michigan State University (1985)
MA, Michigan State University (1982)
My current research uses systems science and modeling methods to build interactive tobacco prevention and control policy simulation models to assist policy development, implementation, and evaluation to prevent and control tobacco use (e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes) among youth in Virginia. We are assessing three types of regulatory strategies to minimize the burden of tobacco products: 1) Increasing the minimum age of legal access to tobacco products, 2) Imposing excise taxes on e-cigarettes (and increasing conventional tobacco taxes), and 3) Creating a minimum distance for e-cigarette retail outlets from K-12 schools.
Cancer risk behaviors,Prevention/population health,Tobacco,Translational science
Awards and honors
Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2016, National Institute on Drug Abuse