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 Public Health. 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, Spillane TE. Improving efficiency in mobile data collection for place-based public health research. Am J Public Health. 2019;109(S2):S123–S125. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304875
Giovenco DP, Spillane TE, Wong BA, Wackowski OA. Characteristics of storefront tobacco advertisements and differences by product type: A content analysis of retailers in New York City, USA. Prev Med. 2019;123:204-207. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.03.045
Giovenco DP, Spillane TE, Merizier JM. Neighborhood differences in alternative tobacco product availability and advertising in New York City: Implications for health disparities. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty244 [Epub ahead of print]
Giovenco DP. Different smokes for different folks? E-cigarettes and tobacco disparities. Am J Public Health. 2019. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305250 [Epub ahead of print]
Giovenco DP, Spillane TE, Mauro CM, Hernández D. Evaluating the impact and equity of a tobacco-free pharmacy law on retailer density in New York City neighborhoods. Tob Control. 2018. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054463 [Epub ahead of print]
Giovenco DP, Spillane TE, Mauro CM, Martins SS. Cigarillo sales in legalized marijuana markets in the U.S. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018;185:347-350. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.12.011
Giovenco DP, Lo EJM, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD. “They’re pretty much made for blunts”: Product features that facilitate marijuana use among young adult cigarillo users. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017;19(11):1359-1364. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw182
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. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.08.002
Giovenco DP, Duncan DT, Coups EJ, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD. Census tract correlates of vape shop locations in New Jersey. Health Place. 2016;40:123-128. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.05.008.
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.