USA

Thomas Brandon, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, in Tampa, Florida, where he also directs the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program.  He has over 30 years of experience studying factors that maintain tobacco dependence and developing novel, theory-based tobacco-cessation and relapse-prevention interventions, particularly self-help approaches.  He co-authored Annual Review articles on smoking motivation and relapse/relapse prevention and is the former journal editor of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.  Recently, Dr. Brandon has expanded his research to study the addiction mechanisms and potential clinical utility of e-cigarettes.