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Roster of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

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As part of the food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees. (More info)  

Current Number of Vacancies: 0 

Designated Federal Officer 

CAPT Serina A. Hunter-Thomas, M.S.A., R.N. 
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
Document Control Center Building 71, Room G335
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone: 1-877-CTP-1373
Fax: 240-276-3655
Email: [email protected]


Robin J. Mermelstein, Ph.D. - Chair
Expertise: Adolescent and young adult etiology and patterns of tobacco use, psychosocial predictors of changes in smoking patterns, ecological momentary assessment
Term: 4/13/16-1/31/22
Distinguished Professor, Psychology Department
Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 60608

## William Andy Bailey, Ph.D.
Expertise: Industry Representative
Term: 2/1/17 – 1/31/25
Extension Professor and Dark Tobacco Specialist
University of Kentucky Research and Education Center
Princeton, Kentucky 42445

Laura J. Bierut, M.D.
Expertise: Smoking behavior, substance dependence, genetically informed clinical care
Term: 2/1/17 – 1/31/23
Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri  63110

Cristine Delnevo, Ph.D., MPH
Expertise: Tobacco Control, Cigars
Term: 3/4/21 – 1/31/25
Director and Professor
Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies
Department of Health Behavior
Society & Policy
Rutgers School of Public Health
New Brunswick, NJ  08901

*Sonia A. Duffy, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
Expertise: Health behavior among cancer patients, veterans, blue collar workers, implementation/dissemination research
Term: 2/16/18-1/31/22
Ohio State University, College of Nursing
Columbus, Ohio  43210

**Sara (Sally) P. Herndon, MPH
Expertise: Health policy, tobacco prevention and control
Term: 9/4/18-1/31/22
Head, Tobacco Prevention and Control Division
NC Department of Health and Human
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Adam Leventhal, Ph.D.
Expertise: Addiction Science, Prev. Medicine
Term: 5/15/20 – 1/31/24
Director, USC Institute for Addiction Science
and Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Psychology
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA  90033

Michael Ogden, Ph.D.
Expertise:  Industry Representative – Manufacturers
Term: 2/1/20 – 1/31/24
Senior Vice President
Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Lucy Popova, Ph.D.
Expertise: Communications and marketing; perceptions, intentions, and behavior related to tobacco product use 
Term: 3/4/21 – 1/31/25
Assistant Professor
Second Century Initiative (2CI) Scholar
Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302

James F. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Expertise: Policy, media, and communication effects on tobacco-related perceptions and behavior
Term: 4/13/16-1/31/22
Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Kenneth E. Warner, Ph.D.
Expertise:  Tobacco control policy, analysis of trends in tobacco use, economic implications of tobacco use and tobacco control
Term: 1/9/19-1/31/23
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
Dept. of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109

As described in the charter of the committee, the membership includes: 

*   Representative of the General Public
** Employee of a state or local government or of the Federal Government
#   Representative of the tobacco manufacturing industry, non-voting
          Alternate: Maria Gogova, M.D., Ph.D. - Altria Client Services
## Representative of the interests of tobacco growers, non-voting
         Alternate: William Maksymowicz, Ph.D., Burley Stabilization Corporation

As described in the charter, the membership includes no single designated representative for the interest of small business tobacco manufacturing industry, the Commissioner or designee may select a small business tobacco representative from a pool of individuals nominated by small business tobacco to serve temporarily as a nonvoting member, depending on the expertise needed, on a case by case basis. The list of individuals in the pool can be viewed here.

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