The Rise of E-cigarettes Among Youth and Young Adults – Dr. Katrina Trivers

This session will provide an overview of what is known about e-cigarette use among youth and young adults, including types of e-cigarettes, harms of e-cigarettes for youth and young adults, substances that are used in e-cigarettes, and prevention strategies.

Dr. Katrina Trivers, PhD, MSPH is a lead epidemiologist in CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. She oversees a multidisciplinary team of health economists, health scientists, and epidemiologists and provides strategic direction for research related to tobacco prevention and control. Prior to this role, she led efforts to promote use of administrative health data at CDC and was an epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control where she led efforts related to breast cancer in young women, cancer genomics, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Trivers holds a PhD and MSPH in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.