Jeff Stier is a former Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., where he headed its Risk Analysis Division until 2017. Mr. Stier frequently addresses domestic policy issues in the media, including on CNN, FoxNews, Al Jazeera America and CNBC, among others. He’s a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and other nationally syndicated radio shows, as well as top-rated major market shows.

Mr. Stier’s National Center op-eds were published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online. His more scholarly writing has been published in the Hoover Institution’s journal, Defining Ideas, The Cato Institute’s Regulation, and Springer’s Cancer Causes and Control.

Mr. Stier has testified at FDA scientific meetings, met with members of Congress and their staff about science policy, and has testified and submitted testimony to state and local government legislative hearings.

Mr. Stier worked both in the office of the Mayor and in the Corporation Counsel’s office in the Giuliani administration in New York City. His responsibilities included planning environmental agency programs, legal analysis of proposed legislation, and health policy.

Mr. Stier is Chairman of the board of the Jewish International Connection, NY. While earning his law degree at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Mr. Stier served two terms as Editor-In-Chief of the Cardozo Law Forum.

Mr. Stier’s tweets can be read on Twitter at @JeffAStier.


Stier explains how a Wisconsin community just found a way around the FDA on Vicki McKenna’s radio show (April 2017)

Stier defends Neil Gorsuch and arts funding cuts on RT Network’s “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” (March 2017)

Stier explains why e-cigarette regulations are harmful to smokers on Gary Nolan’s radio show (March 2017)

Stier discusses e-cigarettes and whether doctors can refuse to operate on smokers on Vicki McKenna’s radio show (February 2017)

Stier discusses fracking and environmental hypocrisy on “The Steve Gruber Show” (February 2017)

Stier discusses the Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes (December 2016)

Stier discusses the EPA fracking report on WKIP (December 2016)

Stier discusses the Surgeon General’s new report about e-cigarettes on “The Steve Gruber Show” (December 2016)

Stier discusses the Surgeon General’s new report about e-cigarettes on “This Week in Drugs” (December 2016)

Stier discusses the EPA fracking report on “Get Down to Business” (December 2016)

Stier testifies before Washington State legislators about e-cigarettes (June 2016)

On WJIM’s “The Steve Gruber Show,” Stier discusses Philadelphia’s soda tax (June 2016)


On WJR’s Frank Beckmann show, Stier discusses Philadelphia’s soda tax (June 2016)

On KABC’s “Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood,” Stier discusses Philadelphia’s soda tax (June 2016)

On CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” Stier discusses the link between cell phones and cancer in rats (May 2016)

On Thom Hartmann’s radio show, Stier discusses the FDA ban on e-cigarettes (May 2016)

On “The Rick Amato Show,” Stier explains the animal extremists’ agenda against mankind (February 2015)

On Canada’s Sun News network, Stier calls e-cigarette opponents “neo-puritan” for refusing science and logic (August 2014)

On Canada’s Sun News network, Stier says sodium suggestions could actually harm people (August 2014)

On Al Jazeera America, Stier calls e-cigarettes the “biggest boon to public health” (July 2014)

On Canada’s Sun News, Stier criticizes a blogger’s call for kids under the age of 12 to be banned from using electronic devices (March 2014)

On KABC-TV, Stier defends e-cigarettes as tools that can help smokers quit (February 2014)

On “Loos Tales,” Stier discusses whether it should be mandatory to label genetically-modified foods (January 2014)

Stier testifies about e-cigarettes before the NYC Council (December 2013)

On CNBC’s “Street Signs,” Stier discusses CVS’s new weight screening requirement for employees (March 2013)

On Israeli radio, Stier discusses harm reduction measures related to tobacco (February 2013)

On CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” Stier says Bloomberg’s soda ban is just one cog in larger anti-choice campaign (September 2012)

On Fox5-New York,” Stier discusses Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to lead in the fight against West Nile virus in NYC (September 2012)

On CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” Stier defends consumer choice for energy drinks (August 2012)

On CNN Headline News, Stier says NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban restricts freedom for little good (May 2012)

On CNBC’s “Kudlow Report,” Stier criticizes NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s chokehold on charity (March 2012)

On CNN, Stier twice discusses NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on food donations to city homeless shelters (March 2012)

Stier testifies before an FDA committee about dissolvable tobacco products (January 2011)

On Craig Henne’s radio show, Stier discusses Europe’s regulatory climate (November 2011)

On NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Stier analyzes the role of the U.S. Surgeon General (September 2011)

On WIBA-Madison, Stier discusses attacks by government and special interests on tobacco harm-reduction methods (January 2011)


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