Tamar Antin is a Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley and has been working at PIRE since 2004. She received her doctoral degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tamar is a qualitative researcher interested in critical perspectives in public health research. Her areas of interest include understanding how overlapping stigmas influence health, the unintended consequences of public health policies, the social meanings of tobacco, alcohol, and food choice for diverse groups of young adults, body image and the consequences of weight stigma.
Currently, Tamar is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program in California. Her research team (@cphrg) investigates perceptions of tobacco denormalization approaches among Black young adults, tobacco-related stigma among sexual and gender minorities, and the pathways of use of e-cigarettes for adolescents and young adults. For more information about Tamar’s research group, check out www.criticalpublichealth.org.