Christopher Banthin, J.D.
As the Program Director of the Tobacco Control Resource Center, Mr. Banthin oversees tobacco research and policy development projects at the Public Health Advocacy Institute. Mr. Banthin was previously the Deputy Director of the Tobacco Control Resource Center before its merger with the Public Health Advocacy Institute in 2006.
He has authored several articles and presented at conferences around the country on tobacco control and public health law. Mr. Banthin directs work on numerous research grants and contracts. He advises municipalities, state and federal lawmakers and nongovernmental public health organizations.
He was an expert consultant to the United State Department of Justice in its lawsuit against the leading cigarettes manufacturers. Mr. Banthin’s appellate law practice is largely focused on defending public health laws from legal challenges. He was recognized by Tobacco Free Mass in 2017 for his many years of work to help make housing in Massachusetts smoke-free.