Matthew C. Farrelly
Senior Director, Public Health Policy Research Program
Matthew Farrelly, PhD, is a chief scientist and senior director of the Public Health Policy Research Program in RTI's Public Health and Environment Division. His primary research focus is on evaluating smokers' response to tobacco control policies and programs, such as cigarette excise tax increases, mass media campaigns, workplace smoking restrictions, state tobacco control programs, and other policies aimed at curbing tobacco use. Dr. Farrelly has also investigated whether attempts to curb the use of one substance, such as tobacco, have the unintended consequence of encouraging marijuana or alcohol use. Dr. Farrelly has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, American Economic Review, Health Economics, Tobacco Control, Journal of Health Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
PhD, Economics, University of Maryland, College Park; BA, Economics and French, Indiana University.
Farrelly, M.C., Loomis, B.R., Han, B., Gfroerer, J., Kuiper, N., Couzens, G.L., et al. (Mar 2013)
Nonnemaker, J.M., Farrelly, M.C., Kamyab, K., & Macmonegle, A.J. (Feb 2013)
Farrelly, M., Mann, N., Watson, K., & Pechacek, T. (Feb 2013)
Kim, A.E., Nonnemaker, J.M., Loomis, B.R., Baig, A., Hill, E., Holloway, J.W., Farrelly, M.C., & Shafer, P.R. (Jan 2013)
Farrelly, M.C., Kamyab, K., Nonnemaker, J., Crankshaw, E., & Allen, J.A. (Dec 2012)
- January 18, 2013
Smoke-Free Air Laws, Others Help Prevent Youth Smoking
– News Release
- October 9, 2012
Strong Emotion, Graphic Images Increase Impact of Antismoking Ads
– News Release