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Jidong Huang

Associate Professor    

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
M.A. in Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004
B.A. in Economics, Ren Min (People's) University of China in Beijing, 2000


Dr. Jidong Huang is an associate professor of Health Management and Policy and a Second Century Initiative (2CI) scholar in the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia State, Dr. Huang was a senior research scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy’s Health Policy Center and Health Media Collaboratory, where he led tobacco research projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Smoking and Health, the American Legacy Foundation and the National Cancer Institute.

His research focuses on the economic analysis of substance use and abuse, and how prices, taxes, and other substance control policies affect the demands for tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs. Dr. Huang’s current research involves examining the marketing and promotion of new and emerging tobacco products, particularly Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), and how policies and regulations affect use of ENDS. In addition, Dr. Huang has also conducted extensive research on the impact of tobacco taxes in reducing tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries.  

Dr. Huang has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in Chicago.