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Seema Mutti-Packer



  • B.A. (Hons) University of Waterloo, Deptartment of Psychology, 2008
  • PhD in Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 2016

Research interests

Seema Mutti-Packer completed her PhD in Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, with a focus on population-level interventions for tobacco control and more broadly on perceptions of risk and health communication. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Addictive Behaviours Lab, Seema is involved with the Leisure, Lifestyle, Lifecycle Project (LLLP), a five-wave longitudinal panel study of gambling and problem gambling.

Publications (selected)

Mutti S, Hammond D, Reid JL, White C, Thrasher JF. Perceptions of branded and plain cigarette packaging among Mexican youth. Health Promotion International. 2016; DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav117

Mutti S, Reid JL, Gupta PC, Pednekar M, Dhumal G, Nargis N, Hussain G. Hammond D. Perceived effectiveness of text and pictorial health warning labels on smokeless tobacco packages in Navi Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tobacco Control. 2015; DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052315

Mutti S, Hammond D, Reid JL, Thrasher JF. The efficacy of cigarette warning labels on health beliefs in the United States and Mexico. Journal of Health Communication. 2013; DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2013.778368

Mutti S, Kennedy RD, Thompson ME, Fong GT. Prepaid monetary incentives—Predictors of taking the money and completing the survey. Results from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Sociological Methods & Research. 2013; DOI: 10.1177/0049124113506406

Mutti S, Hammond D, Borland R, Cummings KM, O’Conner RJ, Fong GT. Beyond light and mild: Cigarette brand descriptors and perceptions of risk in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Addiction. 2011; DOI:10.11111/j.1360-0443.2011.03402.

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