Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Economics

Dr. Chaloupka is distinguished professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and directs IHRP’s Health Policy Center. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Health Economics Program and Program on Children. Since 1997, Dr. Chaloupka has co-directed, with Lloyd Johnston of the University of Michigan, Bridging the Gap, a interdisciplinary research collaborative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve understanding of the influences of policy, programs, and environment on youth health behavior. Dr. Chaloupka received his doctorate in economics from the City University of New York Graduate School in 1988.

Research Interests

The impact of economic, policy and other environmental influences on health behaviors, including tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use, physical activity, diet, and related outcomes; the economics of tobacco and tobacco control, particularly in developing countries.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Brownell KD, Farley T, Willett WC, Popkin BM, Chaloupka FJ, Thompson JW, Ludwig DS. The public health and economic benefits of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages. N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 15;361(16):1599-605.

Chaloupka FJ. Alcoholic beverage taxes, prices and drinking. Addiction. 2009 Feb;104(2):191-2.

Chaloupka, FJ. Beyond tax: the need for research on alcohol pricing policies. Addiction. 2010 Mar;105(3):397-398.

Chaloupka FJ. Cigarettes: old firms facing new challenges. In: Tremblay VJ, Tremblay CH, eds. Industry and Firm Studies, 4th ed. Armonk NY: ME Sharpe; 2007.

Chaloupka FJ. Smoking, food insecurity, and tobacco control. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Nov;162(11):1096-8. [See abstract.]

Chaloupka FJ, Huang J. A Significant Cigarette Tax Increase in Illinois Would Produce a Large, Sustained Increase in State Tobacco Tax Revenues. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago; January 3, 2011. [See report.]

Chaloupka FJ, Johnston LD. Bridging the Gap: research informing practice and policy for healthy youth behavior. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S147-61.

Chaloupka FJ, Powell LM. Price, availability, and youth obesity: evidence from Bridging the Gap. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jul;6(3). [See abstract.]

Chaloupka FJ, Straif K, Leon ME. Effectiveness of tax and price policies in tobacco control. Tob Control. 2010 Nov 29.

Chriqui JF, Chaloupka FJ. Transparency and oversight in local wellness policies. J Sch Health. 2011 Feb;81(2):114-21. [See abstract.]

Chriqui JF, Eidson SS, Bates H, Kowalczyk S, Chaloupka FJ. State sales tax rates for soft drinks and snacks sold through grocery stores and vending machines, 2007. J Public Health Policy. 2008;29:226-249.

Ciecierski CC, Chatterji P, Chaloupka FJ, Wechsler H. Do state expenditures on tobacco control programs decrease use of tobacco products among college students? Health Econ. 2010 Jan 12. [See abstract.]

Emery SL, Szczypka G, Powell LM, Chaloupka FJ. Public health obesity-related TV advertising: lessons learned from tobacco. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S257-63.

Eriksen M, Chaloupka FJ. The economic impact of clean indoor air laws. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007 Nov-Dec;57(6):367-78.

Jha P, Chaloupka FJ. Curbing the Epidemic: Governments and the Economics of Tobacco Control. Washington DC: The World Bank, 1999.

Jha P, Chaloupka FJ, eds. Tobacco Control in Developing Countries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Pacula RL, Kilmer B, Grossman M, Chaloupka FJ. Risks and prices: The role of user sanctions in marijuana markets. B E J Econom Anal Policy. 2010;10(1). [See abstract.]

Powell LM, Auld MC, Chaloupka FJ, O’Malley PM, Johnston LD. Associations between access to food stores and adolescent body mass index. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S301-7.

Powell LM, Chaloupka FJ. Food prices and obesity: evidence and policy implications for taxes and subsidies. Milbank Q. 2009 Mar; 87(1): 229-57. [See abstract.]

Powell LM, Chaloupka FJ, Bao Y. The availability of fast-food and full-service restaurants in the United States: associations with neighborhood characteristics. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S240-5.

Powell LM, Chaloupka FJ, Slater SJ, Johnston LD, O’Malley PM. The availability of local-area commercial physical activity-related facilities and physical activity among adolescents. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S292-300.

Powell LM, Chriqui J, Chaloupka FJ. Associations between state-level soda taxes and adolescent body mass index. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep;45(3 Suppl):S57-63. [See abstract.]

Powell LM, Han E, Chaloupka FJ. Economic Contextual Factors, Food Consumption, and Obesity among U.S. Adolescents. J Nutr. 2010 Jun;140(6):1175-80. [See abstract.]

Powell LM, Slater S, Mirtcheva D, Bao Y, Chaloupka FJ. Food store availability and neighborhood characteristics in the United States. Prev Med. 2007 Mar;44(3):189-95.

Powell LM, Szczypka G, Chaloupka FJ. Adolescent exposure to food advertising on television. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S251-6.

Powell LM, Szczypka G, Chaloupka FJ. Exposure to food advertising on television among US children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jun;161(6):553-60.

Powell LM, Szczypka G, Chaloupka FJ, Braunschweig CL. Nutritional content of television food advertisements seen by children and adolescents in the United States. Pediatrics. 2007 Sep;120(3):576-83.

Saenz-de-Miera B, Thrasher JF, Chaloupka FJ, Waters HR, Hernandez-Avila M, Fong GT. Self-reported price of cigarettes, consumption and compensatory behaviours in a cohort of Mexican smokers before and after a cigarette tax increase. Tob Control. 2010 Dec;19(6):481-487. [See abstract.]

Slater SJ, Chaloupka FJ, Giovino GA. Surveillance of tobacco industry retail marketing activities of reduced harm products. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 January;10(1):187-193.

Slater SJ, Chaloupka FJ, Wakefield M, Johnston LD, O’Malley PM. The impact of retail cigarette marketing practices on youth smoking uptake. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 May;161(5):440-5.

Slater SJ, Powell LM, Chaloupka FJ. Missed opportunities: local health departments as providers of obesity prevention programs for adolescents. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S246-50.

Smith KC, Siebel C, Pham L, Cho J, Singer RF, Chaloupka FJ, Griswold M, Wakefield M. News on tobacco and public attitudes toward smokefree air policies in the United States. Health Policy. 2008 Apr;86(1):42-52.

Smith KC, Wakefield MA, Terry-McElrath Y, Chaloupka FJ, Flay B, Johnston L, Saba A, Siebel C. Relation between newspaper coverage of tobacco issues and smoking attitudes and behaviour among American teens. Tob Control. 2008 Feb;17(1):17-24.

Sturm R, Powel LM, Chriqui JF, Chaloupka FJ. Soda taxes, soft drink consumption, and children’s body mass index. Health Aff. 2010 May;29(5):1052-8. [See abstract.]

Szczypka G, Wakefield MA, Emery S, Terry-McElrath YM, Flay BR, Chaloupka FJ. Working to make an image: an analysis of three Philip Morris corporate image media campaigns. Tob Control. 2007 Oct;16(5):344-50.

Tauras JA, Levy D, Chaloupka FJ, Villanti A, Niaura RS, Vallone D, Abrams DB. Menthol and non-menthol smoking: the impact of prices and smoke-free air laws. Addiction. 2010 Dec;105 Suppl 1:115-23. [See abstract.]

Terry-McElrath YM, Wakefield MA, Emery S, Saffer H, Szczypka G, O’Malley PM, Johnston LD, Chaloupka FJ, Flay BR. State anti-tobacco advertising and smoking outcomes by gender and race/ethnicity. Ethn Health. 2007 Sep;12(4):339-62.

Turner L, Chaloupka FJ. Wide availability of high-calorie beverages in US elementary schools. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Tworek C, Yamaguchi R, Kloska DD, Emery S, Barker DC, Giovino GA, O’Malley PM, Chaloupka FJ. State-level tobacco control policies and youth smoking cessation measures. Health Policy. 2010 May 17. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Wakefield M, Terry-McElrath Y, Emery S, Saffer H, Chaloupka FJ, Szczypka G, Flay B, O’Malley PM, Johnston LD. Effect of televised, tobacco company-funded smoking prevention advertising on youth smoking-related beliefs, intentions, and behavior. Am J Public Health. 2006 Dec;96(12):2154-60.

Honors and Awards

UIC Distinguished Professor
UIC University Scholar Award
UIC 2008 Researcher of the Year in Social Sciences and the Humanitie

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