Ce Shang, PhD

Health Economist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Ce Shang, PhD., is a health economist with extensive experience in tobacco control research. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Shang earned a PhD in Economics from City University of New York in 2011, and her training includes health economics, public policy, behavioral economics, demography and global health.

Dr. Shang's research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of tobacco control policies, including taxation and smoke-free air laws. In addition, Shang studies behavioral and experimental economics that explore tobacco-use behaviors and the impact of marketing and social media activities on tobacco use.



City University of New York, PhD, 2011, Economics
Fudan University, China, BA, 2005, Economics; Journalism and Communications

Grant Funding:

Principal Investigator. US and International Evidence on Factors Leading to Tax Avoidance and Evasion and Their Impact on Drinking Behaviors and Consequences. K99AA024810, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2016-2021. 

Co-Investigator. Evaluating the Impact of Tobacco Control Policies in a Rapidly Changing Nicotine Delivery Market. P01CA200512 (PIs: K. Michael Cummings and Geoffrey T Fong), National Cancer Institute, 2016-2021.

Co-Investigator. The Science of Decision Making: Connecting People and Policy; Enhancing the Economic Impact Analysis used in FDA's Rules for Tobacco Products. The purpose of this project is to produce new evidence that will inform and refine the FDA’s economic impact assessments of future proposed rules. P50DA036128 (PI: Michael P. Eriksen), National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2013-2018.

Selected Publications:

He Y, Shang C*, Cheng K, Huang J, Chaloupka FJ. Global evidence on the effect of point-of-sale display bans on smoking prevalence. Tobacco Control, conditionally accepted.

Shang C*, Huang J, Chaloupka FJ, Emery SL. Youth preferences for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in an online experimental market. Tobacco Control, 2017.

Shang C*, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Gupta PC, Pednekar MS. The association between state value-added taxes and tobacco use in India – evidence from GATS and TCP India Survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2017.

El-Toukhy S, Choi Km Hitchman SC, Bansal-Travers M, Thrasher JF, Yong H, O’Connor RJ, Shang C. Banning tobacco price promotions, smoking-related beliefs and behavior: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country (ITC 4C) Survey. Tobacco Control, 2017. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053648.

Ngo A, Cheng K, Chaloupka FJ, Shang C*. The Effect of MPOWER Scores on Smoking Prevalence and Cigarette Consumption. Preventive Medicine. 2017 May 11. pii: S0091-7435(17)30169-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.05.006.

Shang C*, Huang J, Cheng K, He Y, Chaloupka FJ. The Association between Warning Label Requirements and Cigarette Smoking Prevalence by Education-Findings from Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2017, 14(1), 98; doi:10.3390/ijerph1401009.

Shang C*, Chaloupka FJ. Trend of Voluntary Warnings in Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Magazine Advertisements. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2017, 14(1), 62; doi:10.3390/ijerph14010062 (Cover article, http://www.mdpi.com/16604601/14/1) .

Shang C,* Huang J, Cheng K, Li Q, Chaloupka FJ.  Global Evidence on the Association between POS Advertising Bans and Youth Smoking Participation.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2016, 9;13(3). pii: E306. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13030306.

Shang C*, Huang J, Li Q, Chaloupka FJ. The Association between Point-of-Sale Advertising Bans and Youth Experimental Smoking: Findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS). AIMS Public Health. 2015 2(4): 832-844. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2015.4.832.

Shang C*, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, O’Connor RJ. The association between tax structure and cigarette price variability: findings from the ITC Project. Tobacco Control. 2015, 24 (Suppl 3) iii88-iii93. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-201405177.

Curti D, Shang C*, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Ridgeway W. The use of legal, illegal and roll-your-own cigarettes to increasing tobacco excise taxes and comprehensive tobacco control policies: findings from the ITC Uruguay Survey.” Tobacco Control. 2015, 24 (Suppl 3): iii17-iii24. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051890. PMID: 25740084.

Shang C*, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, Siahpush M, Ridgeway W. Weight control belief and its impact on the effectiveness of tobacco control polices on quit attempts: findings from the ITC Project. Tobacco Control. 2015, Suppl 3:iii41-iii47. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051886. PMID: 25646173 (reported by the Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, Knoxville Times, and other media).

Shang C*. The effect of smoke-free air law in bars on smoking initiation and relapse among teenagers and young adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2015, 12(1), 504520; doi:10.3390/ijerph120100504.

Pawar PS, Pednekar MS, Gupta PC, Shang C, Quah ACK, Fong GT. The relation between price and daily consumption of cigarettes and bidis: Findings from TCP India wave 1 survey. Indian Journal of Cancer. 2014, 51 (5), 83. doi: 10.4103/0019509X.147479.

Shang C*, Chaloupka FJ, Kostova D. Who quits? An overview of quitters in low- and middle- income countries. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2014, 16 (Suppl 1), S44S55. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt179. PMID:24343957.

Kostova D, Chaloupka FJ, Shang C. A duration analysis of the role of cigarette prices on smoking initiation and cessation in developing countries. European Journal of Health Economics. 2014, Apr;16(3):279-88. doi: I 10.1007/s10198-014-0573-9. PMID:24610323 (2015 CDC Kaafee Billah Award) .

Shang C*, Chaloupka FJ, Zahra N, Fong GT. The distribution of cigarette prices under different tax structures: findings from the ITC Project. Tobacco Control. 2014, 23 (Suppl I), i23-i29. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-050966. PMID: 23792324. PMCID: PMC4009360.

Chaloupka FJ, Kostova D, Shang C; on behalf of the GATS Collaborative Group. Cigarette excise tax structure and cigarette prices: evidence from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey and the U.S. National Adult Tobacco Survey. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2014, 6 (Suppl 1), S3-S9.  doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt121. PMID:23935181.

Kaushal N, Shang C. Earnings growth of Mexican immigrants: new versus traditional destinations. IZA Journal of Migration. 2013, 2:11. doi: 10.1186/2193-9039-211.

Nargis N. Stoklosa M, Drope J, Fong GT, Quah ACK, Driezen P, Chaloupka FJ, Shang C., Hussain AG.  The trend in affordability of tobacco products in Bangladesh 2009-2015: Evidence from ITC Bangladesh Surveys. 2016. 

Chriqui JF, Shang C,  Pearson A, Chaloupka FJ, Gladstone E, How state laws preempting local authority to reduce youth access to tobacco products adversely impact health. Factsheet, 2015.

*corresponding author