Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)


Jennifer Tidey is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and a Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University, and is affiliated with Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies (CAAS). At CAAS, she is the Director of the CAAS Addictive Behaviors Laboratory and an Associate Director of the NIDA T-32 training program. She is an Associate Editor for the journals Nicotine & Tobacco Research and Tobacco Regulatory Science, and a member of the Board of Directors for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Trained as a behavioral pharmacologist at Tufts University, Dr. Tidey completed post-graduate training at Harvard University and the University of Vermont before joining CAAS in 1999. The goals of her research are to identify mechanisms underlying the high rates of cigarette smoking in people with mental health conditions, and to develop effective smoking cessation treatments for these smokers. She currently conducts research in the high-impact area of tobacco regulatory science, the aim of which is to provide the FDA with the science it needs to make regulatory decisions about cigarettes and other tobacco products, with the goal of improving public health. 

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