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Sally Herndon, MPH

Adjunct Instructor Department of Health Behavior
Head North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

N.C. Division of Public Health

5605 Six Forks Road

Raleigh, NC 27609


Teaching Interests

- Creativity in Leadership: Managing State and Community Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs
- Tobacco Use Prevention Training Institute

Research Activities

- Health policy
- Tobacco prevention and control

- Leader in N.C. public health efforts in tobacco prevention and control since 1991
- Manages the Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch (formerly the National Cancer Institute’s Project ASSIST) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and grant resources from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Legacy Foundation, and the Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission
- Helped build support for the 2010 law that makes all N.C. restaurants and bars smoke-free; worked with state and local partners to successfully implement the new law

Staff/Administrative Duties

For the Department of Health Behavior:
- Capstone preceptor for Smoke-free Affordable Housing Project
- Classroom and continuing education lectures on “Policy and Media Interventions in Tobacco Prevention and Control”
- Faculty research collaboration to lay groundwork for policy interventions in N.C. tobacco control related to FDA authority