Speaker Profiles

Raymond Niaura

Raymond Niaura

Director of Science

Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research & Policy Studies

Raymond Niaura, Ph.D., is director of Science at the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative, where he also oversees the pre- and post-doctoral training program. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Niaura has been awarded numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, several foundations and private industry for his research work. His focus is the study of combined pharmacological and behavioral treatments to aid smoking cessation, with a particular interest in cessation in disadvantaged populations.

He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, is deputy editor of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, and has authored several individual book chapters as well as co-authored the book “The Tobacco Dependence Treatment Handbook: A Guide to Best Practices.” He is a past president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Dr. Niaura received his doctorate from Rutgers University.

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