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In this episode Susan Walley, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Section on Tobacco Control, highlights the new clinical report about health disparities in tobacco use and exposure. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Robert Nix, PhD, about his research on toddler eating and self-regulation, published in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.



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Susan Walley, MD, FAAP


Susan Walley, MD, FAAP, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s of Alabama. She serves as the Chair of the AAP Section on Tobacco Control and is co-author of the AAP Policy Statement E-cigarettes and Similar Devices. Her research interests include developing effective health care and school-based interventions to decrease youth tobacco use and using QI methodology to improve care for common inpatient diagnoses. She is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and the Medical Director of the UAB Tobacco Consult Service. She also serves as the Principal Investigator of the Birmingham Youth Tobacco Prevention Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Robert Nix, PhD


Robert Nix, PhD, is an Audrey Rothermel-Bascom professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also an integrated specialist within the Division of Extension. His research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based preventive interventions to promote the well-being of children living in poverty. He is especially interested in understanding the ways that interventions have the effects they do, so that we can make those interventions more and more effective over time.

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