• The 3rd Annual US E-Cigarette Summit will take place April 29, 2019 - registration is now open and space is limited, register today to reserve your place

David Abrams PhD

Professor, College of Global Public Health
New York University

David B. Abrams holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology and Computer Science from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from Rutgers University.. Prior to joining NYU, Abrams was professor and founding director of the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at Brown University Medical School. He then directed the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was founding Director of The Schroeder National Institute of Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative/American Legacy Foundation and Professor of Health Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has published over 270 scholarly articles and been a Principal Investigator on numerous grants. He is lead author of The Tobacco Dependence Treatment Handbook: A Guide to Best Practices. He received The Joseph Cullen Memorial Award from the American Society for Preventive Oncology for lifetime contributions to tobacco control; Research Laureate Award, American Academy of Health Behavior; and the distinguished Alumni Award, Rutgers University. Abrams served on the Board of Scientific Advisors of the NIH National Cancer Institute; was President of the Society for Behavioral Medicine and is a recipient of their Distinguished Scientist and Research Mentor Awards. Dr. Abram’s focus is on the science of nicotine use to inform practice, policy and regulation to minimize the harms that are overwhelmingly caused by the deadly smoke from combusting tobacco products.


David Abrams PhD will be speaking at:

Discussion and Open Floor Q&A: What Actions will Achieve the Best Public Health Outcomes?

- 16:45 - 17:15

Finding the Sweet Spot. Science is Re-Framing Nicotine Use to Save Lives More Rapidly

- 15:45 - 16:00

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