The primary goal of the ACT Center Research Program is to advance scientific knowledge related to tobacco use and cessation.
Our research program endorses the Biopsychosocial model of human behavior. Investigations have been conducted at various levels of inquiry:
- Basic Science (genetics, physiological mechanisms)
- Applied Clinical Considerations (psychological mechanisms, assessment strategies, treatment strategies, subpopulations, treatment efficacy)
- Public Health Issues (treatment program deployment, treatment efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness) issues