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Samir Soneji, PhD

Dr. Samir Soneji

Samir Soneji, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior
  • 302 Rosenau Hall
  • 135 Dauer Drive, Campus Box #7440
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Samir Soneji is an associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Samir’s research aims to understand the long-term impacts of novel tobacco product use (e.g., electronic cigarettes and hookah) on the future burden of tobacco-associated disease. In his research, he develops and applies novel demographic and statistical methods.

His work has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Pediatrics.

His current research spans tobacco regulatory control and cancer-related health policy. 

Samir received his BS in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, MA in Statistics from Columbia University, PhD in Demography from Princeton University, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at University of Pennsylvania. He also served in the United States Air Force as an active duty Captain and flight test analyst.

Education

PhD, Demography, Princeton University, 2008

MA, Statistics, Columbia University, 2000

BS, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1998

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