Tobacco Regulatory, Experimental & Clinical Science Lab

Our lab conducts clinical and clinical laboratory-based research spanning tobacco regulatory science, tobacco harm reduction, and public health. We follow a team-science model with collaborators in the fields of psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health communications, chemistry, biochemistry, and cancer biology. Recent NIH-funded research has focused on electronic cigarettes, dissolvable tobacco, and waterpipe smoking.

Our lab is also dedicated to training the next generation of tobacco researchers. Over the last 5 years, TRECS alumni have gone on to prestigious graduate programs, clinical psychology internships/residencies, and post-doctoral fellowships. TRECS trainees and staff frequently give oral and poster presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.

With our research and training, we hope to contribute knowledge urgently needed by the scientific community, public health officials, and regulatory authorities to effectively regulate tobacco products in a way that best serves individual and public health.