Shyanika Rose

Research Investigator

Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute®

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Shyanika Rose, Ph.D., M.A., is a research investigator at the Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute®. Her background is in social and behavioral sciences, tobacco control policy, program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research and health equity.

Rose’s research focuses on the mechanisms by which policy initiatives can influence tobacco initiation and cessation, and how policy can contribute to the reduction or widening of racial/ethnic and socio-economic health disparities. Her primary research has focused on tobacco marketing at the point-of-sale and has examined the role of public and retailer opinions about tobacco control policies, including flavored and menthol tobacco. Her work includes survey analyses, ecological momentary assessment of exposure to tobacco marketing, store audits and systematic evidence reviews. She is currently conducting pilot work on the intersection of exposure to tobacco marketing and experiences of discrimination and substance use.

Rose joined Truth Initiative after completing the Ellen R. Gritz Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Schroeder Institute. Previously, she worked for 13 years as a senior research scientist at the Battelle Memorial Institute. Rose received her doctorate in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and her master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of South Florida.