Kurt Ribisl, PhD

(HB)ribisl_kurt_2012 Professor
Health Behavior

Curriculum Vitae

REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
316 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7440
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
USA
T: 919-843-8042
F: 919-966-2921
kurt_ribisl@unc.edu
Education
1997       Stanford University Center for Research in Disease Prevention    Postdoctoral Fellow
1995       Michigan State University                                                                    PhD, Ecological-Community Psychology
1992       Michigan State University                                                                    PhD, Ecological-Community Psychology

Teaching
HBEH 730          Theoretical Foundations of Social and Behavioral Science       Syllabus
HBEH 795          eHealth                                                                                                not currently offered

Research interests

Cancer
Health behavior
Health communication
Technology
Tobacco prevention, marketing, and control

Research activities
Kurt Ribisl’s primary research interests are in the areas of tobacco control policy and information technology (e.g., the Internet, Geographic Information Systems [GIS]). Specifically, he has studied tobacco industry marketing strategies in retail outlets, interventions to reduce youth access to tobacco, and portrayals of smoking on the World Wide Web and the point of sale. He has also examined whether Internet cigarette vendors are complying with tax reporting laws and whether they are taking adequate precautions to prevent illegal tobacco sales to minors. Dr. Ribisl has a joint appointment at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center where he serves as Director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network.


Key publications
Lee, J. G., Henriksen, L., Myers, A. E., Dauphinee, A. L., & Ribisl, K. M. (2014).
A systematic review of store audit methods for assessing tobacco marketing and products at the point of sale.
Tobacco Control, 23(2):98-106.

Golden, S. D.; Ribisl, K. M.; Perreira, K. M. (2014).
Economic and political influence on tobacco tax rates: A nationwide analysis of 31 years of state data.
American Journal of Public Health, 104(2):350-357.

Rose, S. W., Myers, A. E., D’Angelo, H., & Ribisl, K. M. (2013).
Retailer adherence to Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, North Carolina, 2011.
Preventing Chronic Disease, 10: E47.

Ribisl, K. M., & Jo, C. (2012).
Tobacco control is losing ground in the Web 2.0 era: Invited commentary.
Tobacco Control, 21(2): 145-146.

Ribisl, K. M. (2012).
Research gaps related to tobacco product marketing and sales in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14(1): 43-53.

Ribisl, K. M, Evans, W.N., Feighery, E.C. (2011).
Falling cigarette consumption in the U.S. and the impact upon tobacco retailer employment.
Bearman, P., Neckerman, K.M., Wright, L., eds. After Tobacco: What Would happen If Americans Stopped Smoking? p. 131-159.
New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Ribisl, K. M., Ryan, P., Shelby, E., & Tynan, M. (2010).
State cigarette minimum price laws – United States, 2009.
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 59(13): 389-392.
Reprinted in Journal of the American Medical Association (2010), 303:1911-1912.