About OTRU and the Course Sponsors
The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) is an Ontario-based research network that is recognized as a Canadian leader in tobacco control research, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and training and as a respected source of science-based information on tobacco control. Visit the OTRU website at www.otru.org.
Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice was originally funded by a grant from Health Canada. The course continues to receive funding support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Current Team 2016
Advisory Group: Michael Chaiton, Rosa Dragonetti, Roberta Ferrence, Hazel Lynn, Laura Pisko, Barb Riley, Robert Schwartz, Peter Selby, Ivan Silver, Fernand Turcotte
Principal Investigator: Pamela Kaufman
Project Manager: Sonja Johnston
Research Officer: Lori Diemert
Content Production: Lynn Planinac
Media Design and Development/LMS/CMS: Tuesday Afternoon Media, Inc.
Technical and Administrative Support: Sonja Johnston, Diane van Abbe
Historical Team 2005-2015
Many people have been involved in the course since 2005. OTRU acknowledges the following people for their invaluable contributions:
Principal Investigators: Roberta Ferrence, Joanna Cohen
Co-Investigators: Roberta Ferrence, John Garcia, Robert Schwartz
Project Managers: Lori Diemert, Lynn Planinac, Alicja Podgorski, Agnes O’Donohue, Jacqui Drope
Advisory Committee: Tiiu Ambus, Fred Ashbury, Jim Chauvin, Maria Chia, Josie d’Avernas, Lorie Dunbar, Dawn Hachey, Steve Manske, Catherine Maule, Annette Schultz, Robert Schwartz, Peter Selby, Harvey Skinner, Fernand Turcotte, Bob Walsh, Elinor Wilson
Subject Matter Experts: Stella Aguinaga Bialous, Timothy Dewhirst, David Hammond, Joy Johnson, Steve Manske, Karen McLean, Michael Perley, Vivien Ramsden, Peter Selby, David Sweanor, Francis Thompson
Content Production: The following have contributed to the course over the years as Researchers, Writers, Reviewers, Copy Editors, Developmental Editors and Translators:
Alexey Babayan, Maissa Bessada, Joan Brewster, Joanna Cohen, Jean-Francois Crepault, Lori Diemert, Jacqui Drope, Jennifer Drope, Jolene Dubray, Janice Dyer, Diane Finkle-Perrazzo, Janice Forsythe, Maryse Gagnon, Lucie Halle, Larry Hershfield, Diana Kiesners, Candace Nykiforuk, Danielle Patenaude, Lynn Planinac, Rachelle Redford, Catherine Sabiston, Kirsten Sears, Denise Silverstone, Melodie Tilson
Original Media Design and Development/LMS/CMS: Tuesday Afternoon Media, Inc.
Technical and Administrative Support: Sandra Caswell, Lisa Jeannet, Sonja Johnston, Jeff Mauthe, Lynn Planinac, Denise Silverstone, Sandra Sokoloff, Diane van Abbe
Communications, Illustrations and Audio: Maissa Bessada, Stephen Byfield, Robyn Coangelo, Simon Edwards, Vivienne McCuaig, Mireille Messier, Monica Misra, Lisa Rebnord, Ryan Texeira, Rajo Zakic