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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 William Klein.
Kasza KA, Ambrose BK, Conway KP, Borek N, Taylor K, Goniewicz ML, Cummings KM, Sharma E, Pearson JL, Green VR, Kaufman AR, Bansal-Travers M, Travers MJ, Kwan J, Tworek C, Cheng YC, Yang L, Pharris-Ciurej N, van Bemmel DM, Backinger CL, Compton WM, Hyland AJ Tobacco-Product Use by Adults and Youths in the United States in 2013 and 2014. N Engl J Med 2017 Jan 26; 376(4):342-353.
Persoskie A, Nguyen AB, Kaufman AR, Tworek C. Criterion validity of measures of perceived relative harm of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco compared to cigarettes.. Addict Behav 2017 Apr; 67:100-105.
Kaufman AR, Grenen E, Grady M, Leyva B, Ferrer RA. Perceptions of harm and addiction of snus: An exploratory study.. Psychol Addict Behav 2016 Dec; 30(8):895-903.
Thai CL, Coa KI, Kaufman AR. Implicit theories of smoking and association with current smoking status.. J Health Psychol 2016 May 22.
Kaufman, AR, Klein, WM, Suls, J. Communicating Tobacco Product Harm: Compared to What?. Addictive Behaviors 2016; 52:123-125.