Tobacco Regulatory, Experimental & Clinical Science Lab

Raees Shaikh, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Raees Shaikh is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center. He is registered medical practitioner in India and worked as a physician before coming to the US for his graduate education. He earned his MPH degree from the Missouri State University and PhD in health promotion and disease prevention research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His PhD dissertation focused on the issue of hardcore smokers in the United States and his primary areas of research interest include tobacco control, tobacco harm reduction and epidemiology of nicotine addiction and treatment. His current research focuses on alternative tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes.


MBBS - Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery - B A Marathwada University, India

MPH - Masters in Public Health - Missouri State University
PhD - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research - University of Nebraska Medical Center

Current Grant Funding:

Recent Publications:

Leavens, E. L., Brett, E. I., Frank, S., Shaikh, R. A., Leffingwell, T. R., Croff, J. M., & Wagener, T. L. (2017). Association between breath alcohol concentration and waterpipe lounge patrons’ carbon monoxide exposure: A field investigation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 170, 152-155.

Wagener, T.L., Shaikh, R.A., Meier, E., Tahirkheli, N.N., Tackett, A.P., Leavens, E., & Driskill, L. (2016). Examining the Smoking and Vaping Behaviors and Preferences of Vape Shop Customers. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation.

Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., Robbins, R., Tibbits, M., Sikora Kessler, A., Soliman, G., McCarthy, M., & Singh, G.K. (2016).Point-of-sale cigarette marketing and smoking-induced deprivation in a population-based sample of smokers. BMC Public Health.

Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., Smith, D., Hyland, A., Cummings, K. M., Sikora Kessler, A., Dodd, M.D., Carlson, L., Meza, J., Wakefield, M. (2016). The Association of Exposure to Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing with Quit Attempt and Quit Success: Results from a Prospective Study of Smokers in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 203. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020203.

McCarthy, M.A., Siahpush, M., & Shaikh, R.A. (2016). Social disparities in unaided quit attempts among daily current and former smokers: Results from the 2010-2011 tobacco use supplement to the current population survey. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, doi:10.1093/ntr/ntw007.

Shaikh, R. A., Sikora, A., Siahpush, M., & Singh, G. K. (2015). Occupational variations in obesity, smoking, heavy drinking, and non‐adherence to physical activity recommendations: Findings from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 58(1), 77-87.

Shaikh, R. A., Siahpush, M., Singh, G. K. & Tibbits M. (2015). Socioeconomic Status, Smoking, Alcohol Use, Physical Activity, and Dietary Behavior as Determinants of Obesity and Body Mass Index in the United States: Findings from a National Survey. International Journal of MCH and AIDS, 4(1), 22-34.

Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., McCarthy, M.A., Tibbits, M., Sikora, A. & Singh, G. K. (2015). Association between duration of use of pharmacotherapy and smoking cessation:Findings from a national survey. BMJ open, 5(1), e006229.

Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., Cummings, K.M., Hyland, A., Dodd, M., Carlson, L., Sikora Kessler, A., Meza, J., Wakefield, M. & Wan, N. (2015). The association of point-of-sale cigarette marketing with craving to smoke: Results from a population-based study. Tobacco Control, Published Online First [05/29/2015], 1–4. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052253.

Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., Hyland, A., Smith, D., Sikora Kessler, A., Meza, J., Wan, N & Wakefield, M. (2015). Point-of-sale cigarette marketing, urge to buy cigarettes, and unplanned purchases of cigarettes: Results from a population-based survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Shaikh, R. A., Siahpush, M., & Singh, G. K. (2013). Socioeconomic, demographic and smoking-related correlates of the use of potentially reduced exposure tobacco products in a national sample. Tobacco Control, 23(4), 353-358.

Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., Tibbits, M., Huang, T. T., & Singh, G. K. (2013). The association of lone-motherhood with smoking cessation and relapse: Prospective results from an Australian national study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 10(7), 2906-2919.