Johanna Birckmayer, PhD
Dr. Birckmayer's work, both domestic and global, focuses on exploring and improving the connection between data and evidence and effective policy and program. She currently oversees efforts to assist low-and middle-income countries implement effective tobacco tax policies supported by the Bloomberg Foundation.
Jo has supported international efforts to advocate for effective tobacco policies using data and evidence. Domestically, she has advised states on how to use data to improve the effectiveness of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug prevention systems and to evaluate health programs. She also spent six years in West Africa implementing and evaluating child survival projects.
Jo’s research has focused on policy evaluation and the development of logic models to guide prevention practice and evaluation.
PhD, Health Policy, Harvard University, 1999
MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
BA, Psychology, Cornell University, 1983