Office: 1112 East Clay Street, Suite B-08
Web site: Center for the Study of Tobacco Products
My primary area of research is the behavioral pharmacology of drugs of abuse, focusing primarily on nicotine/tobacco. I am co-director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products whose mission is to develop and apply regulatory science to the evaluation of tobacco products and to train the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists. To carry out this mission, the Center has established the following seven goals:
- To facilitate collaborative research and training efforts among faculty from different disciplines (including collaborations across academic departments and schools) that advances the field of tobacco regulatory science.
- To develop and maintain core facilities and services that support research on tobacco regulatory science.
- To facilitate the application of new knowledge to the development of effective tobacco product regulations through the conduct of translational research and the evaluation of tobacco product regulations.
- To develop opportunities for international research and training that supports the Center's mission.
- To develop and maintain an outstanding faculty of researchers and educators by assisting in the retention of current faculty and the recruitment of new faculty.
- To create new opportunities for individual faculty development, including mentoring for junior faculty.
- To train the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists, including post-doctoral fellows and graduate students.
Talih, S., Balhas, Z., Eissenberg, T., Salman, R., Karaoghlanian, N., El Hellani, A., Baalbaki, R., Saliba, N., Shihadeh, A. (in press). Effects of User Puff Topography, Device Voltage, and Liquid Nicotine Concentration on Electronic Cigarette Nicotine Yield: Measurements and Model Predictions. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Shihadeh, A., Eissenberg, T. (in press). Electronic Cigarette Effectiveness and Abuse Liability: Predicting and Regulating "Nicotine Flux". Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Hajek, P., Etter, J. F., Benowitz, N., Eissenberg, T., & McRobbie, H. (in press). Electronic cigarettes: Review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers, and potential for harm and benefit. Addiction.
Shihadeh, A., Eissenberg, T., Rammah, M., Salman, R., Jaroudi, E., El-Sabban, M. (2014). Comparison of tobacco-containing and tobacco-free waterpipe products: effects on human alveolar cells. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16, 496-9.
Breland, A. B., Spindle, T. R., Weaver, M., & Eissenberg, T. (2014). Science and electronic cigarettes: Current data, future needs. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 8, 223-33.
- Full publication list [PDF]
- Grant Writing, graduate level
- Tobacco Control in the 21st Century: The Role of Regulation and Regulatory Science, graduate level
FDA/NIH/NIDA (P50 DA036105-02), “Center for the Study of Tobacco Products.” Dates: 2013-2018. Direct costs: $13,000,000. Co-Principal Investigator.
NIH/NIDA (R01 DA025659-04R), “REALTIME waterpipe tobacco smoke toxicant sampling in the natural environment.” Dates: 2011-2015. Direct costs: $1,330,000. Co-Principal Investigator.
FDA (PO# US001-0000426790), “Assessment of Tobacco Products Pharmacology and Behaviors.” Dates: 2014-2016. Direct costs: $12,000. Principal Investigator.
FDA/NIH/NCI (R21 CA184634-01), “Behavior and Toxicant Exposure Among Dual Users of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes.” Dates: 2014-2016. Direct costs: $275,000. Co-Investigator.
NIH/NCI (R21 CA161317-01A1), “Cigarillo smoking: smoke toxicant content and user toxicant exposure and effects.” Dates: 2012-2014. Direct costs: $238,000. Co-Principal Investigator.
NIH/NCI (R01 CA140150-04), “Waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. adolescents and young adults.” Dates: 2010-2014. Direct costs: ~$80,000. Co-Investigator.
- VCU College of Humanities and Sciences Distinguished Scholar Award, 2011
- Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2005