The ISES Student New Researcher Committee is proud to host and organize the June webinar. This webinar will include a discussion of completed study from our lab comparing the harms of e-cigarettes to combustible cigarettes by Dr. Gideon St. Helen.
Gideon St.Helen, PhD, is a toxicologist with postdoctoral training in clinical pharmacology. His research interests involve three major themes: (1) understanding the safety and risk of novel tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes, on carcinogen and toxicant exposure, as well as the effects on the cardiovascular system; (2) examination of the pharmacology and safety of cannabis products, and the interplay/interaction between cannabis and tobacco; and (3) examination of biological and behavioral factors that underlie smoking-related health disparities among American smokers.
Dr. St.Helen received his PhD in toxicology from the University of Georgia in 2011. His doctoral training was under Dr. Luke Naeher in the Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, and focused on the utility of biomarkers to examine exposure and effects of outdoor secondhand smoke. Dr. St.Helen treasures his time in the Naeher lab. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology in the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Neal Benowitz from 2011 to 2014. In 2015, he joined the faculty of the University of California San Francisco where he continues to conduct innovative research on the risks and benefits of novel tobacco and cannabis products.