Research

Research

Emily Zobel Kontos, ScD, ScM is the Assistant Director of the Lung Cancer Disparities Center (LCDC) at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Research Associate within the Department of Society, Human Development and Health. Dr. Kontos also serves as a Co-Investigator within the LCDC focusing on interdisciplinary and community-based research that seeks to assess and intervene on social contextual barriers to smoking cessation among racial/ethnic minorities and lower socioeconomic status individuals. Dr. Kontos’s overarching research interests are in examining communication inequalities in the context of new communication technologies and media, such as the Internet and social media, and their influence on health disparities. She also has expertise in the area of health literacy as well as the development and implementation of community-based interventions.