Annette Kaufman , PhD, MPH
Research Area: Tobacco control, policy, social psychology, risk perception, motivation, 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 degree 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 particularly interested in the influence of policy on health behavior. She has studied the effect of Food and Drug Administration regulation of dietary supplements and tobacco on beliefs about these substances. During her public health and post-doctoral training, Dr. Kaufman studied the relationship between cigarette smoking and obesity at the national level and continues to work to understand how multiple health behaviors cluster and mutually influence each other.
Secondary Branch Appointment:
Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
Selected Publications and Presentations
Kaufman, A., Patrick, H., & Augustson, E. Unraveling the relationship between smoking and weight: The role of sedentary behavior. (in press). J Obesity .
Kaufman, A., Waters, E., Augustson, E., Parascandola, M., Bansal-Travers, M., Hyland, A., & Cummings, K. M. Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco and risk beliefs about tobacco products. (in press). Am J Health Behav .
Dodge, T., Litt, D., & Kaufman, A. Influence of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) on consumer beliefs about the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements. J Health Commun 2011; 16(3):230-244.
Kaufman, A., Augustson, E., Finney-Rutten, L., & Davis, K. Awareness and Use of Tobacco Quitlines: Evidence from the Health Information National Trends Survey. J Health Commun 2010; 15(suppl. 3):264-278.
Kaufman, A. & Augustson, E. Predictors of regular cigarette smoking among adolescent females: Does body image matter?. Nicotine Tob Res 2008; 10(8):1301-1309.