Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Jennifer Tidey is a Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and is affiliated with Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies (CAAS). At CAAS, she is Associate Director of the NIDA T32 training program and Director of the CAAS Addictive Behaviors Laboratory. 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 (CPDD). 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 tobacco dependence in priority populations, and to develop effective smoking cessation interventions for these smokers. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in addiction, primarily laboratory and clinical trials testing treatments for tobacco dependence in people with serious mental illness. 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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