Rachel CassidyAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)
Rachel Cassidy received her Ph.Din Psychology from the University of Florida where she investigated nicotine’s effects on behavior using a behavioral economic approach. Dr. Cassidy is currently funded on a K01 Career Development Award in Tobacco Control Regulatory Research from the National Cancer Institute to examine how potential reductions in the level of nicotine in cigarettes may affect adolescent smokers. She also received an R03 Early Career Scientist Award to examine the behavioral economics of e-cigarettes Her research interests include tobacco regulatory research, behavioral economics, e-cigarette use, and adolescent smoking.
My research focuses on tobacco regulatory science, including the potential efficacy of very low nicotine cigarettes, in young adult and adolescent smokers. I also work within a behavioral economic framework to understand e-cigarette use. I am also involved in projects testing the efficacy of contingency management interventions for smoking in vulnerable populations.
I am funded by the National Cancer Institute on a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award in Tobacco Control Regulatory Research (K01) award entitled “Evaluation of Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes in Adolescent Smokers” (K01 CA189300, PI Cassidy) and a Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 DA041820, PI Cassidy).