National Cancer Institute

Selected Behavioral Research Investigators

Tobacco Control (TCRB)

  • Jonathan B. Bricker, Ph.D.
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Behavioral Scientist and Health Behavior Change Researcher

    "The rise of mobile technologies and third wave behavioral therapies are powerful inspirations for my work."
  • Caryn Lerman, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania

    "I am passionate about transdisciplinary research to enhance our understanding about how the brain supports or constrains changes in habitual behaviors that contribute to cancer risk."
  • Cheryl L. Perry, Ph.D.
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Behavioral Scientist

    "When I was working as the Senior Scientific Editor of the first Surgeon General's Report on "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People (1994)," the ongoing and pervasive inter-relationships between health behaviors, their epidemiology and health effects; their social, political and economic determinants; and the predominance of powerful companies that directly support unhealthy behaviors, became evident and have guided the projects and science that I've done since that time. "
  • Irina Stepanov, Ph.D.
    University of Minnesota
    Analytical Biochemist and Cancer Researcher

    "I have been very fortunate to be mentored by and collaborate with the prominent leaders in tobacco carcinogenesis research. Their example and guidance, along with my personal motivation to contribute to the prevention of suffering caused by cancer, shaped my research interests and direction."

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