The purpose of the TTURCs is to facilitate a transdisciplinary approach to the full spectrum of basic and applied research on tobacco use to reduce the disease burden of tobacco use, including:
- Etiology of tobacco use and addiction
- Impact of advertising and marketing
- Prevention of tobacco use
- Treatment of tobacco use and addiction
- Identification of biomarkers of tobacco exposure
- Identification of genes related to addiction and susceptibility to harm from tobacco
- Increase the number of investigators from relevant disciplines who focus on the study of tobacco use as part of transdisciplinary teams.
- Generate basic research evidence to improve understanding of the etiology and natural history of tobacco use.
- Produce evidence-based tobacco use interventions that can translate to the community and specific understudied or underserved populations.
- Increase the number of evidence-based interventions that are novel, including the development, testing and dissemination of innovative behavioral treatments and prevention strategies based upon findings from basic research.
- Train transdisciplinary investigators capable of conducting cutting-edge tobacco use research.
- Increase the number of peer-reviewed publications in the areas of tobacco use, nicotine addiction, and treatment.
Tobacco Dependence: Treatment and Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Timothy B. Baker
Building the Evidence Base for Tobacco Control Policies
Principal Investigator: K. Michael Cummings
Tobacco Exposure Reduction
Principal Investigator: Dorothy K. Hatsukami
Genes, Environment & Tobacco Use Across Cultures
Principal Investigator: Anderson C. Johnson
Nicotine Dependence: Phenotype, Endophenotype & Contexts
Principal Investigator: Raymond Niaura
Translating Basic Science to Improve Tobacco Dependence Treatment
Principal Investigator: Caryn E. Lerman
Tobacco Dependence & Risk Factors for Treatment Failure
Principal Investigator: Stephanie S O'Malley
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)