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About TCRB: Staff List

Cathy Backinger, PhD, MPH
Branch Chief
Youth Initiation, Prevention and Cessation,
Multirisk Youth, Young Adults, Smokeless Tobacco

Erik Augustson, PhD, MPH
Behavioral Scientist/Clinical Psychologist
Hardcore Smokers, Nicotine Dependence,
Comorbid Conditions

Ami Bahde, MPH
Behavioral Research Associate II
SAIC-Frederick, Inc., Contractor
Youth and Young Adults prevention and cessation, Tobacco Control Policy, Dissemination

Sareh Bahreinifar, MPH
CRTA Fellow
Emerging tobacco products, tobacco control policy & media, secondhand smoke

Michele Bloch, MD, PhD
Medical Officer
Women and Smoking, International
Tobacco Issues, Tobacco Industry Documents

Mirjana Djordjevic, PhD
Bio-analytical Chemist
Tobacco Products Chemistry,
Biomarkers of Exposure to Tobacco Constituents

Sarah E. Evans, PhD, MS
Behavioral Scientist
SAIC-Frederick, Inc., Contractor
Dissemination and Diffusion, Harm Reduction, Smoke-Free Meetings

Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH
Health Scientist
Youth Tobacco, Health Disparities,
Young Adults

Yvonne Hunt, PhD, MPH
Cancer Prevention Fellow
Smoking Cessation and Treatment, Health Disparities, Youth Tobacco Use

Deirdre Lawrence, PhD, MPH
Health Disparities, International Tobacco Issues

Stephen Marcus, PhD
Tobacco Surveillance/Research Methods,
Measurements of Tobacco Use Behavior and Control,
Monographs, Evaluation

Glen Morgan, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Program Director for Extramural Grants,
Nicotine Addiction, Smoking Cessation and Treatment,
Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers

Mark Parascandola, PhD, MPH
Tobacco Control Policy, Research Ethics,
Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers

Alison Pilsner, MPH, CPH, CHES
Senior Research Associate
DB Consulting Group, Inc., Contractor
Health Disparities, International Tobacco Issues, Health Communication,
Role of Media in Tobacco Control

Allison Rose, MHS
Special Projects Administrator
SAIC-Frederick, Inc., Contractor
Health Disparities, Tobacco Control Policy, Program Development and Evaluation

Shani Taylor, MHS
Health Communication Fellow
Health Disparities, Vulnerable Populations, Prevention and Cessation Campaigns,
Tobacco Control Policy & Media

Bob Vollinger, MSPH
Public Health Advisor
Program Director for Extramural Grants
ASSIST, State and Community Interventions,
Tobacco Policy and Media

Contact Us At:

Phone 301-496-8584
Fax 301-496-8675

National Cancer Institute
Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB)
Executive Plaza North, Room 4039B
6130 Executive Blvd. MSC 7337
Bethesda, MD 20892-7337
Rockville, MD 20852 (FedEx or Hand-Delivered Mail)

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Last Updated: August 26, 2009


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