Eric Brodell MPH, Western Regional Director

Eric joins the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation as a recent graduate from Indiana University’s School of Public Health. He completed his Master of Public Health in Behavioral, Community, and Social Health. He has also completed his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration and Nonprofit Management. Throughout his time at Indiana University, Eric worked with multiple Bloomington community organizations, primarily focusing on improving youth health outcomes in low-income communities. Being an avid cyclist, Eric had the opportunity to move to Portland, OR and work with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance on public health and transportation issues such as the Safe Routes to School initiative and transportation equity issues of marginalized and underserved communities in East Portland. Passionate about healthy living and preserving the outdoors for all to enjoy, Eric hopes to continue working in public health, influencing policy change to improve health outcomes for communities throughout the United States.


Rob Crane MD, President

Rob is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Ohio State University. He has an abiding interest in preventing nicotine addiction and is the founder and president of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation. He was co-chair for SmokeFree Columbus, the coalition that helped pass smoke-free legislation in a dozen Central Ohio communities and led to statewide legislation. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Public Health Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 2014 C. Everett Koop Award from the American Lung Association. He lives in the Columbus suburb of Dublin with his wife and three children.

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