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Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Geisel School Medicine at Dartmouth Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Thursday, March 12
12:30 am

Susanne E. Tanski, MD MPH FAAP, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (formerly Dartmouth Medical school), a practicing primary care pediatrician, Section Chief and Vice Chair of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Dr. Tanski is a project director in the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, a national center of excellence funded by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute dedicated to protecting children from tobacco. She is also the immediate past chair of the AAP’s Tobacco Consortium, a multidisciplinary research group, and past chair of the Primary Prevention Workgroup for New Hampshire’s Comprehensive Cancer Collaborative. At Dartmouth, Dr. Tanski is also the Associate Director of the C. Everett Koop Institute, which seeks to advance health and well-being through education and policy efforts to protect public health and prevent disease by specifically exploring health threats posed by consumer products such as tobacco, alcohol, and highly processed foods, and by the inappropriate promotion and overuse of prescription drugs.

Working within the Cancer Risk Behaviors Group at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth and the C. Everett Koop Institute, her current research endeavors focus on tobacco use in adolescents and young adults, media influences on adolescent smoking and drinking, communication between pediatric clinicians and parents regarding eliminating secondhand smoke exposure of children and helping parents promote healthy lifestyles for their children. She has specific research interest in how young people make choices regarding risk behaviors, such as alcohol and tobacco. She has expertise and interest in a broad range of topics including healthy use of media, smoking cessation for parents and adolescents, and parent/patient education.

Dr. Tanski received her MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, followed by a fellowship in General Pediatrics and Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Rochester.  She worked for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Center for Child Health Research prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty in 2005.  

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