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Dee Burton

Dee Burton, Ph.D., Personality and Social Psychology, The New School for Social Research; Principal Investigator, Smoking Cessation Among Male Chinese-American Restaurant Workers in Flushing, NY; Director, Human Rights, Public Policy and Health Core; is Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to coming to Hunter, Dr. Burton was Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. She teaches graduate courses in urban health promotion, community health interventions, community health assessments, and human rights and public health. Her current research focuses primarily on human rights and public health policy, as well as on health communication; she also has conducted extensive research on tobacco control, and has been the principal investigator on research grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Way Foundation. Dr. Burton is author or co-author of over forty peer-reviewed articles; nineteen monographs, book chapters and proprietary research reports; and five books. She has been an invited speaker at numerous local, national and international public health conferences, is Chairperson of the West Africa Coordinating Group and Nigeria Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA, and in 1999 was inducted into Delta Omega, the national honorary society for public health.

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