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TReND: About TReND

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Visit TReND’s web portal www.tobaccodisparities.org to learn more about research, programs, policies, and resources relevant to tobacco and health disparities.

Mission and Goals

The NCI has partnered with the American Legacy Foundation to develop and implement the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND). The mission of the Network is to understand and address tobacco-related health disparities by advancing the science, translating that scientific knowledge into practice, and informing public policy. TReND is designed to stimulate new studies, challenge existing paradigms, and address significant gaps in research on understudied and underserved populations. This is the only national research network on tobacco and health disparities that offers a unique forum for stimulating scientific inquiry, promoting scientific collaborations, and evaluating the scientific evidence of research. TReND includes diverse disciplines of researchers who seek to achieve the following goals:

  1. encourage collaborations among multiple research disciplines;
  2. serve as a forum for generating new ideas and research projects focusing on tobacco-related health disparities;
  3. establish a translation mechanism for communicating and interacting with other networks and community advocacy groups;
  4. promote the involvement and training of junior investigators and the participation of senior researchers in health disparities research; and
  5. provide scientific information and serve as a resource on tobacco and health disparities issues.

TReND Brochure (PDF)

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TReND Members

Linda A. Alexander, Ed.D.
University of Kentucky

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of Southern California

Laura A. Beebe, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Francisco O. Buchting, Ph.D.
ETR Associates

Josephine Crisostomo, M.P.H.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Instiute

Anita F. Fernander, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

Brian P. Flaherty, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Jean L. Forster, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of Minnesota

George Hammons, Ph.D.
Philander Smith College

Mark D. Hayward, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Deirdre Lawrence, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute

Deborah L. McLellan, MHS, MA
Brandeis University

Eric T. Moolchan,MD
Alkermes

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Allison Rose, MHS
SAIC-Frederick, Inc.

Vickie L. Shavers, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

John A. Tauras, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dennis Trinidad, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Claremont Graduate University

Donna Vallone, Ph.D., M.P.H.
American Legacy Foundation

K. Vish Viswanath, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Steering Committee

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Co-Chair)
National Cancer Institute

Donna Vallone, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Co-Chair)
American Legacy Foundation

K. Vish Viswanath, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mark D. Hayward, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Deirdre Lawrence, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute

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Contact Us

For questions and comments regarding TReND, please contact:
Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Health Scientist
Tobacco Control Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
faganp@mail.nih.gov

To request copies of TReND’s special journal issues, reports, or other materials, please contact:
Allison Rose, MHS
Clinical Project Manager I
Clinical Monitoring Research Program
Support to Tobacco Control Research Branch, BRP/DCCPS/NCI
SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
National Cancer Institute at Frederick
rosea@mail.nih.gov

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and American Legacy Foundation are proud to fund the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND). Previous support has also been provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office on Women’s Health, NCI Office of Women’s Health, and the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.