The Impact of Disinformation on Equity and Public Health: A Case Study on the Effects of Menthol Cigarette Bans

The Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences-based Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning Group at Case Western Reserve University is hosting a meeting today (May 15) from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. This group provides a platform for members of the university community to share and discuss articles, current events, personal, and professional experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research.

The group serves as a safe space for individuals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is open to those who are new to these topics as well as those who have been working in this field for a while. Today’s session will focus on “Doubt and Deception: How Disinformation Impacts Equity and Erodes Public Health—A Case Study on Menthol Cigarette Bans.”

Stephanie Pike-Moore, a sociobehavioral epidemiologist, research scientist, and adjunct professor in the department, will lead the discussion. She will share a tool that can help individuals determine their susceptibility to misinformation. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the long-term effects that misinformation can have on public health and trust.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email Rebecca Miller at to be added to the calendar invite and receive the Zoom link.

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