Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Brian Hitsman, PhD

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine; Feinberg School of Medicine

Brian Hitsman, PhD

Research Program


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Cancer-Focused Research

My research focuses on the causes and treatment of tobacco use and dependence, especially among disadvantaged and underserved populations. I have been involved in tobacco-related research, education, and clinical work for nearly twenty-five years. My treatment research has included large efficacy and effectiveness trials of combination behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy.