Lucinda England, MD, MSPH

Lucinda England, MD, MSPH is our 2023 Keynote Speaker!
The Changing Tobacco Landscape: Implications for Women and Girls

Dr. England’s work has focused on studying the effects of tobacco exposure and of individual components of tobacco exposure (such as nicotine) on pregnancy, fetal development, and offspring health and on translating this information into public health messages. Her research has included studies of tobacco use in pregnancy in diverse settings such as Sweden and western Alaska. Developing effective messaging strategies for new research findings requires an understanding of how tobacco companies market a spectrum of products, including NRT and smokeless tobacco, to women and girls. Dr. England’s research revealed that companies accomplished this in part by promoting products as harm reducing. As new products become available, public health approaches are needed that respond to and anticipate industry marketing tactics. 

Dr. England received her MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1992 and completed residencies in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1995 and in general preventive medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1998. She completed training as an officer in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service in the Division of Reproductive Health in 2000. As a postdoctoral fellow at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, she conducted research on tobacco and pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm delivery, and on  smokeless tobacco use among pregnant women.  She then worked in the area of tobacco and reproductive health at CDC over the next 20 years, also serving as the medical advisor for the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, as a writer and reviewer for numerous Surgeon General’s Reports, and providing subject matter expertise to WHO, NIH, FDA, CMS, and the EPA. To promote collaboration in the field across disciplines, she organized many multidisciplinary international expert meetings on tobacco and women.

Book Your Stay in Burlington

Our conference is being held at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain. You can contact the Hilton Burlington at 802-658-6500.

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Earn Conference CMEs/CEs


In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Educations (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10.25 Nursing Contact Hours.

Physicians, Nurses


  1. Discuss the relationship between behavior patterns (lifestyle) and risk for chronic disease and premature death.
  2. Identify evidence-based interventions that successfully promote health-related behavior change.

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