Erika Trapl, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Erika Trapl FinalDr. Erika Trapl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She is Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and PI of the CWRU Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center. Dr. Trapl is trained as an epidemiologist and has been conducting health behavior intervention research for over 15 years. Her work currently focuses on understanding and addressing the influence of the physical and social environment on lifestyle risk factors such as diet and tobacco use through policy, systems, and environmental change approaches, with a particular focus on health equity and disparities. Dr. Trapl has applied classical epidemiological methods to understand the characteristics, risk factors, and correlates of adolescent and young adult tobacco use in order to develop successful tobacco prevention and cessation interventions. She is also conducting a study exploring the use of the 2-1-1 help line to promote smoking cessation among low-income smokers.


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