Mark Parascandola, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an epidemiologist and global health researcher focused on cancer prevention and control. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University and his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has authored over 50 published articles on tobacco use prevention, tobacco control policy, and epidemiologic research methodology. He also served as an editor and contributing author for the two-volume encyclopedia Tobacco: Its History and Culture (2005). Dr. Parascandola has served as an expert advisor on tobacco control and air pollution for various governmental and non-governmental organizations internationally, including in Beijing, China and Warsaw, Poland.