Terence A. Gerace

CVS sells poison project, USA

Dr. Gerace (Ph.D.) is presently the National Coordinator of the CVS sells poison project (www.toxic-tobaccolaw.org/13news.shtml#CVS) aimed at convincing CVS pharmacy, a licensed health care provider, to stop advertising, promoting, distributing and selling cigarettes. Prior to that he was the National Coordinator of the Toxic-Tobacco Law Coalition, focused on getting Congress to ban the making, marketing, selling and importing of all toxic-tobacco products. While a full-time faculty member of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine from 1977 until 1994, Dr. Gerace was Principal Investigator, Miami Center of the Women's Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations (NIH) and predecessor to the Women’s Health Initiative; Director, Florida Fire Fighters' Health Project (FL Legislature); Director, Miami-Dade County Fire Fighters’ Health Project (Dade County Association. of Firefighters, Miami-Dade County, FL); Co-Principal Investigator, Biobehavioral Factors Affecting Hypertension in Blacks (NIH); Principal Investigator, Effects of Orange Peel Flour (pectin) on Serum Lipids (Tropicana Products, Inc.); Co-Investigator, Cross-Cultural Determinants of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Preadolescent and Adolescent Males: American-Hellenic Heart Study (NIH); and Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Intervention, Miami Center of the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT, NIH). Dr. Gerace's primary areas of interest are the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer through behavioral interventions (e.g., diet and exercise) and public health policy.

Biography Updated on 17 November 2011

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