Dalla Lana School of Public Health
155 College Street
Phone: (416) 978-0418
Fax: (416) 978-5824
Dr. Shawn O’Connor is a recognized expert in the surveillance of tobacco control outcomes. At OTRU, Shawn leads the Strategy Monitoring working group, which produces an annual report detailing progress of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. Shawn has also led the development of the Tobacco Informatics Monitoring System (TIMS) an innovative web-based data portal designed to enhance the use and adoption of risk-factor indicators by public-health stakeholders. His current research focuses on the tobacco industry, with an emphasis on how packaging is used to promote industry products.
Current and Recent Projects
- Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation
- Tobacco Informatics Monitoring System
- Chatter Box: An Online Glossary of Cigarette Packaging Design Elements
Savelli M, O’Connor S, Di Sante E, Cohen J. Packaging digital culture to young smokers. Tobacco Control. 2015 May;24(3):303-5.
Dubray J, Schwartz R, Chaiton M, O’Connor S. The Effect of MPOWER on smoking prevalence. Tobacco Control 2015 Nov;24(6):540-2.
Schwartz R, Dubray J, Philipneri A, Chaiton M, O’Connor S. Evidence for Developing and Implementing Cessation Services . In: Els C, Kunyk D, Selby P, editors. Disease Interrupted: Tobacco Reduction and Cessation. Charleston: CreateSpace; 2012.
O’Connor S, Philipneri A. Monitoring tobacco control outcomes: the unintended consequences of target selection. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 2009;24(3)Special Issue:25-38.
Manske SR. Maule C, O’Connor S, Lovato CY, Harvey D. A call for action to support best practices in evaluation of comprehensive tobacco control evaluation strategies. Chronic Diseases in Canada 2003 Winter;24(1):32-7.