Former American Cancer Society Chief Executive Officer John Seffrin will join the faculty of the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington. He will work as a professor in the Department of Applied Health Science and take part in collaborations focusing on tobacco use prevention and control.
The appointment is a homecoming of sorts for Seffrin. He served as a professor of health education and chair of the Department of Applied Health Science from 1979 to 1992. He left IU to lead the American Cancer Society. He also serves on the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. In addition, he helped create the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, now called the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Seffrin holds degrees from Ball State University, the University of Illinois and Purdue University as well as several honorary doctorates. He is a contributing author to more than a dozen books and more than 100 articles and other publications.