Professor Emily Banks AM is the Head of the ANU Centre for Public Health Data and Policy.

Professor Banks is a public health physician and epidemiologist with interest and expertise in chronic disease, tobacco control, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and healthy ageing.

The main emphasis of her work has been using large-scale evidence to identify actions to improve health and health care, at an individual and population level. 



Research leaves smoking stereotypes up in smoke

A first-of-its-kind national study from The Australian National University (ANU) has debunked common myths about who smokes in…

19 February 2024


WHO call to arms on e-cigarettes a win for kids and Australia

The World Health Organization’s call to action to curb rampant e-cigarette use among children and adolescents is consistent…

15 December 2023


New Australian tobacco laws “life-saving”: ANU expert

New tobacco control laws passed in parliament today will help tackle Australia’s leading cause of premature death and…

7 December 2023


Pain and cancer: what we know from world’s largest study to date 

A first-of-its-kind study looking at the levels of pain experienced by cancer survivors provides evidence on when pain…

14 September 2023


Vaping: the health effects and harms

Vaping is on the rise among young people and they are especially vulnerable to addiction. So, what does…

25 August 2023

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