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Call for papers for a session on


“Using networks to understand and improve tobacco control”

 Keyword: Tobacco Control


at the Sunbelt XXXIV Conference, February 18-23, 2014 in St Pete Beach, Florida, USA


Networks and network analysis have an important role to play in improving tobacco control. We invite abstracts for presentations on all aspects of how network analysis can be used to understand and improve tobacco control, whether through the lens of a systems approach to tobacco control, how networks influence tobacco use, or any other manner through which network analysis can be applied to the study of tobacco control. Enter the Keyword “Tobacco Control” to have your abstract considered for this special session.


Session organizers:

Scott Leischow, The Mayo Clinic, [log in to unmask]

Robin Lemaire, Virginia Tech, [log in to unmask]

Douglas Luke, Washington University

Thomas Valente, University of Southern California



Please submit your abstract by November 30 at 5:00 EST using the following link to the conference's abstract submission system:



Please limit your abstract to 250 words. 


During the submission process, please place a note in the “additional notes” field referring to “Networks and Tobacco Control” session.


The conference website ( provides additional information on Sunbelt XXXIV conference.


We look forward to your submissions.


Robin Lemaire

Robin H. Lemaire, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Center for Public Administration & Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
Virginia Tech
104 Draper Road, SW (0520)
Blacksburg VA, 24061
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