C. Everett Koop Institute

Investigators at the C. Everett Koop Institute examine the powerful influences that drive unhealthy, disease-causing behaviors, such as tobacco use and the overconsumption of alcohol and highly processed foods. Through rigorous scientific research, the Koop Institute studies the effects of advertising, entertainment media, and individuals’ own genetics on these behaviors, and advocates for policies that protect public health, especially in children.

Goal: $5 million


The KOOP Institute Challenging the Status Quo to Advance Public Health

Upon entering the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, visitors are greeted by an oversized mural of the late Dr. Koop D '37 that is befitting of his stature. To many, he was—during his brilliant career as a pioneer in the field of pediatric surgery, and later as perhaps the most influential surgeon general in U.S. history—larger than life.

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For more information, please contact Marne Perreault:
Mary.V.Perreault@hitchcock.org  |  603-653-0762