UC Davis CTSC KL2 Scholar Selected to Present at ACTS Conference

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Melanie Dove, Sc.D., M.P.H.

Melanie Dove, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis Health, has been invited to present a poster at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) annual conference in April of this year.

Dove conducts research on the impact tobacco control policies have on health behavior. At the ACTS conference, she plans to present findings from a research project looking at the impact local flavored tobacco sales restrictions in California have on youth e-cigarette use. Results suggest that these policies were not associated with a decrease in e-cigarette use one year post policy. She also found that students reported an easier time accessing e-cigarettes and an increase in youth using marijuana in an e-cigarette, which may explain why we did not find a decrease in use. The UC Davis CTSC KL2 Mentored Career Development Program provided support to conduct this research.

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