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Amy Hafez

Amy Hafez has 10 years of biomedical research experience with expertise in infectious disease, cancer research, and tobacco-related health policy research. Amy earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University where she investigated the intersect of viral infections and human cancers.

After graduate school, Dr. Hafez directed her experience in cancer research toward studying the establishment of tobacco-related cancers as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. She investigated the role of nicotine in cancer progression mechanisms, examined the impact of unequal access to smoke-free laws and policies on health equity in the U.S., and drafted policy recommendations regarding cannabis, tobacco and electronic cigarette use.

Dr. Hafez recently served as the 2019-2020 American Chemical Society/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Tina Smith where she advised and drafted health policies and legislation.