Kai-Wen Cheng received a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management majoring in Health Economics & Policy at Cornell University in 2009. She then completed two years of postdoctoral training at the Center of Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF. Her previous research focused on analyzing the impact of clean indoor air laws and cigarette taxes on smoking and the related outcomes, such as secondhand smoke exposure, voluntary smokefree rules in private venues, and smoking cessation. Recently, Kai Wen has been a professor at the Institute of Health Policy and Management at National Taiwan University.
During TCORS training, she will work with Dr. Frank Chaloupka on the impacts of possible FDA regulatory actions on tobacco use and related outcomes. She has particular interest in studying the impacts of regulatory actions on the dynamics of smoking behaviors, such as initiation and cessation among young people and adults, as well as the differential impacts of these actions on population subgroups.