Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Jennifer Tidey (she/her) is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health, where she is affiliated with the Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies (CAAS). She also holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. At CAAS, she is Co-PI and Associate Director of the NIDA T32 training program and Director of the CAAS Laboratory. She is a Deputy Editor for the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research and serves on the Editorial board for Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Trained as a behavioral pharmacologist at Tufts University, Dr. Tidey completed postdoctoral 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 vulnerable populations, and to develop effective interventions to reduce tobacco-related health harms in these individuals. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in the area of addiction. Most of her current research is in the area of tobacco regulatory science, the aim of which is to provide the FDA with information it needs to make regulatory decisions about tobacco products, with the goal of improving public health. 

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