About OTRU and the Course Sponsors
The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) is a Canadian leader in tobacco control research, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and training, and is 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 2018
Principal Investigator: Pamela Kaufman
Project Manager: Sonja Johnston
Content Research and Writing: Lynn Planinac
Media Design and Development/LMS/CMS: Tuesday Afternoon Media, Inc.
Technical and Administrative Support: Sonja Johnston
Historical Team 2005-2017
Many people have been involved in the course since 2005. OTRU acknowledges the following people for their invaluable contributions:
Principal Investigators: Joanna Cohen, Roberta Ferrence
Co-Investigators: Roberta Ferrence, John Garcia, Robert Schwartz
Project Managers: Jacqui Drope, Lori Diemert, Sonja Johnston, Lynn Planinac, Alicja Podgorski, Agnes O’Donohue
Advisory Committee: Tiiu Ambus, Fred Ashbury, Jim Chauvin, Maria Chia, Josie d’Avernas, Lorie Dunbar, Dawn Hachey, Hazel Lynn, Steve Manske, Catherine Maule, Barb Riley, 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, Pamela Kaufman, Steve Manske, Karen McLean, Michael Perley, Vivien Ramsden, Robert Schwartz, 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