Daniel P. Giovenco


Daniel Giovenco, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He is a behavioral scientist whose research uses geographical information systems, field data collection, and survey data to identify social and environmental determinants of tobacco use disparities. His specific areas of interest include the marketing of non-cigarette tobacco products in diverse communities, the public health implications of tobacco harm reduction, and the co-use of marijuana and tobacco. Dr. Giovenco's research has been published in leading public health journals such as the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Journal of Adolescent Health, and the American Journal of Epidemiology. He has been invited as an expert speaker to present his research on electronic cigarettes at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In addition to research, Dr. Giovenco teaches graduate courses in program planning and evaluation. He is a member of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at the Mailman School of Public Health and holds a faculty appointment at the Columbia Population Research Center. Dr. Giovenco is a 2016 recipient of the NIH Director's Early Independence Award, a grant from the National Institutes of Health awarded to junior scientists who have the intellect, scientific creativity, drive and maturity to flourish independently without the need for traditional post-doctoral training. His project will examine how the promotion of tobacco products with varying levels of risk differs across neighborhoods and how this may influence harm reduction behaviors and subsequent health disparities.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MPH, 2012 Behavioral Science, Rutgers University
  • PhD, 2016 Public Health, Rutgers University

Honors & Awards

NIH Director's Early Independence Award (2016)