Daniel Giovenco, PhD, MPH is a behavioral scientist whose research uses geographical information systems, field data collection, and survey data to identify social and environmental determinants of tobacco use disparities. His specific areas of interest include the marketing of alternative tobacco products in diverse communities, the public health implications of tobacco harm reduction, and the co-use of marijuana and tobacco. Dr. Giovenco's research has been published in leading public health journals such as the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Journal of Adolescent Health, and the American Journal of Epidemiology. He has been invited as an expert speaker to present his research on electronic cigarettes at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In addition to research, Dr. Giovenco teaches graduate courses in program planning and evaluation. He is a member of the Prevention, Control and Disparities Program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds a faculty appointment at the Columbia Population Research Center. Dr. Giovenco is a 2016 recipient of the NIH Director's Early Independence Award, a grant from the National Institutes of Health awarded to junior scientists who have the intellect, scientific creativity, drive and maturity to flourish independently without the need for traditional post-doctoral training. His project will examine how the promotion of tobacco products with varying levels of risk differs across neighborhoods and how this may influence harm reduction behaviors and subsequent health disparities.
PhD, 2016, Rutgers School of Public Health
MPH, 2012, Rutgers School of Public Health
BA, 2010, The College of New Jersey
Member, Prevention, Control and Disparities Program, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Faculty, Columbia Population Research Center
Honors & Awards
NIH Director's Early Independence Award (2016)
Scholar, NIMHD's Health Disparities Research Institute (2016)
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (2012)
Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Social Factors in Health, Public Health Education, Smoking (Tobacco)
Giovenco DP, Delnevo CD. Prevalence of population smoking cessation by electronic cigarette use status in a national sample of recent smokers. Addict Behav. 2018;76:129-134.
Giovenco DP, Duncan DT, Coups EJ, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD. Census tract correlates of vape shop locations in New Jersey. Health Place. 2016;40:123-8.
Giovenco DP, Casseus M, Duncan DT, Coups EJ, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD. Association between electronic cigarette marketing near schools and e-cigarette use among youth. J Adolesc Health. 2016;59(6):627-634.
Giovenco DP, Ackerman C, Hrywna M, Delnevo CD. Changes in the availability and promotion of non-cigarette tobacco products near high schools in New Jersey, USA. Tob Control. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].
Giovenco DP. Smoke shop misclassification may cloud studies on vape shop density. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].
Giovenco DP, Miller Lo EJ, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD. "They're pretty much made for blunts": Product features that facilitate marijuana use among young adult cigarillo users in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016. [Epub ahead of print].
Giovenco DP, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD. Factors associated with e-cigarette use: A national population survey of current and former smokers. Am J Prev Med. 2014;47(4):476-80.
Giovenco DP, Hammond D, Corey CG, Ambrose BK, Delnevo CD. E-cigarette market trends in traditional U.S. retail channels, 2012-2013. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015;17(10):1279-83.
Giovenco DP, Gundersen DA, Delnevo CD. Reaching a representative sample of college students: A comparative analysis. J Am Coll Health. 2016;64(3):262-7.
Delnevo CD, Bover Manderski MT, Gundersen DA, Giovenco DP, Giovino GA. Importance of survey design for epidemiology of emerging tobacco product use among youth. Am J Epidemiol. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].