Dr. Drope's research focuses on the nexus of public health (including tobacco control, harmful alcohol use, nutrition, and access to care) and economic policymaking, especially trade, investment and taxation. His work seeks to integrate the two different policy areas in proactive ways that engender both improved public health outcomes and economic prosperity. Recent funding support comes from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute for Drug Abuse, Fogarty International Center and the National Cancer Institute), the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (with funds from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use), the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Health Organization. In addition to extensively publishing in these substantive areas, including as lead on the ongoing Tobacco Atlas project (www.tobaccoatlas.org), he participates actively in capacity-building efforts across the globe, working with major inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, national governments and many educational institutions. Currently, Dr. Drope is spearheading a multi-country initiative on the economics of tobacco farming in low- and middle-income countries. At Marquette University, he is Professor in Residence of Global Health and regularly teaches and mentors students on global health and development; while at the American Cancer Society, he is the Vice President of the Economic and Health Policy Research Program.