Annette Kaufman

Annette Kaufman , PhD, MPH

Program Director
Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

Research Area: Tobacco control, policy, applied social psychology, risk perception, multiple health behavior change, health behavior theory, health communication

Annette Kaufman is a Health Scientist and Program Director in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She obtained her Doctorate in Applied Social Psychology from The George Washington University and Master of Public Health in quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her post-doctoral training as a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Office of the Director (OAD) in the Behavioral Research Program. Dr. Kaufman is actively involved in the development and implementation of the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) and the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. Her program of research focuses on tobacco product harm judgments and risk perceptions associated with tobacco use. Dr. Kaufman is particularly interested in the influence of policy on tobacco beliefs and behavior.

Secondary Branch Appointment:  Office of the Associate Director (OAD)

Current and past BRP mentors include Erik Augustson and William Klein.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Kaufman, A.R., Mays, D., Koblitz, A.R., Portnoy, D.B. Judgments, awareness, and the use of snus among adults in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res 2014 10; 16:1404-1408.

Ambrose, B.K., Rostron B.L., Johnson S.E., Portnoy D.B., Apelberg B.J., Kaufman A.R., Choiniere C.J. Perceptions of the relative harm of cigarettes and e-cigarettes among U.S. youth. Am J Prev Med 2014 47; 2 Suppl 1:S53-S60.

Persoskie A., Kaufman A.R., Leyva B. Receiving and adhering to lifestyle modification counseling for hypertension: disparities between smokers and nonsmokers. J Clin Hypertens 2014; 16(6):429-436.

Fitz C.C., Kaufman A., Moore P.J. Lay theories of smoking and young adult nonsmokers' and smokers' smoking expectations. J Health Psychol 2013 Oct 29.

Peters, E., Klein, W., Kaufman, A., Meilleur, L., Dixon, A. More Is Not Always Better: Intuitions About Effective Public Policy Can Lead to Unintended Consequences. Soc Issues Policy Rev. 2013 7 Jan; 7(1):114-148.

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