The Tobacco Online Policy Seminar (TOPS) is a free multidisciplinary, international forum for research with tobacco policy implications using experimental or quasi-experimental study designs (i.e., with a well-defined counterfactual). TOPS strives to be a respectful, inclusive, and diverse forum, with participants and attendees united around the concept of presenting and learning from tobacco research using study designs capable of producing results with a causal interpretation, with the ultimate goal being the production and sharing of knowledge to develop an effective tobacco policy framework for improving population health. This forum is designed to bring together academics, students, government employees, policy researchers, healthcare professionals, advocates, and funders, with the goal of breaking silos in tobacco policy research and providing a platform for high-quality research to be discussed and disseminated. TOPS Video Introduction

Executive Board*

Catherine Maclean, Temple University @JCMecon
Mike Pesko, Georgia State University @mikepesko
Ce Shang, Ohio State University @Ce_Shang_HE
Justin White, University of California-San Francisco @justinswhite

Advisory Board

Warren Bickel, Virginia Tech
Michelle Bloch, National Cancer Institute
Alison Breland, Virginia Commonwealth University
John Cawley, Cornell University @cawley_john
Christopher Carpenter, Vanderbilt University
Frank Chaloupka, University of Illinois-Chicago
Kenneth Michael Cummings, Medical University of South Carolina
Dhaval Dave, Bentley University
Cristine Delnevo, Rutgers University @CrisDelnevo
Cliff Douglas, University of Michigan @cdoug
Jeffrey Drope, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sherry Emery, University of Chicago – NORC @SherryEmery
Michael Eriksen, Georgia State University @MPEriksen
Jean-François Etter, University of Geneva @etterjf
Matthew Farrelly, RTI International
Geoffrey Fong, University of Waterloo @gfong570
Abigail Friedman, Yale University @AFriedmanPhD
Maciej Goniewicz, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Emmanuel Guindon, McMaster University
Scott Halpern, University of Pennsylvania @ScottHalpernMD
Peter Hajek, Queen Mary University of London
Robert Hornik, University of Pennsylvania
Prabhat Jha, University of Toronto @countthedead
Mary Kautz, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Brian King, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Office on Smoking and Health
Ryan Kennedy, Johns Hopkins University @ryan_david
Tessa Langley, University of Nottingham
David Levy, Georgetown University
Rafael Meza, University of Michigan
Richard O’Connor, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Barbara Schillo, Truth Initiative
Jody Sindelar, Yale University
Andrew Strasser, University of Pennsylvania
Andy Tan, University of Pennsylvania @Andy_SL_Tan
James Thrasher, University of South Carolina
Dana van Bemmel, Food and Drug Administration - Center for Tobacco Products
Theodore Wagener, Ohio State University

*: Each executive board member is committed to carrying out a strong research program free of tobacco industry influence. To this end, executive board members agree to accept no funding (including payment or reimbursement) or formal participation (e.g., board membership) with the tobacco industry, foundations they support, or individuals or entities that currently consult for the tobacco industry. We follow the SRNT 2021 definition of the tobacco industry as any company that manufactures commercial tobacco products or is owned in part or in whole by a commercial tobacco manufacturer. We also agree to list all current and historical funding related to tobacco below. Any legally required payments from the tobacco industry (e.g., court depositions) will be disclosed below and donated to an anti-tobacco cause.

• Maclean: American Cancer Society, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association
• Pesko: National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, and the University of Kentucky’s Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise
• Shang: American Heart Association, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Presbyterian Health Foundation, Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, World Heart Federation
• White: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Alameda County Public Health Department, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, California Department of Public Health, Cancer Center UK, Food and Drug Administration, Hellman Family Foundation, International Development Research Centre, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, UCOP Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 1 R13 FD007554-01. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsements by the United States Government. We also thank Ohio State University’s Center for Tobacco Research for use of Zoom to host TOPS seminars.