Carla J. Berg, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and Associate Director for Population Sciences at Winship Cancer Instutitue. She received her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from the University of Kansas, completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in behavioral medicine, and then completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Medicine.
Her research primarily focuses on tobacco control and cancer survivorship with a focus on high-risk, underserved populations, publishing 140 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters in these areas. She is the principal investigator on an NCI/FDA R01 and an NCI Career Development Award focusing on tobacco use and cessation among young adults. She also focuses on multiple health risk factors co-occurring with tobacco use and the use of novel approaches (e.g., online interventions, social marketing) to promote public health among youth. Another of her interests is in the area of tobacco control policy implementation domestically and in low and middle income countries. She also has a program of research in the area of health behavior change among cancer survivors.
Dr. Berg began her involvement in the SRNT Global Health Network (GHN) because of her interest in international tobacco control issues. She has worked in Georgia, China, and India, and is interested in cultivating collaborations more broadly. In her role as co-chair, she hopes to aid in developing capacity for research globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Scott McIntosh, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Associate Director of the Smoking Research Program, and, Director of the Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami.
Dr. McIntosh is currently involved with the study of stop-smoking interventions with various populations, including Web Assisted Tobacco Intervention (WATI), and the training of physicians and other medical professionals in guideline-based nicotine dependence interventions. He is also currently Co-Investigator on several technology-assisted behavior change projects in Global Health settings. He teaches Survey Research and precepts Community Health Improvement Practica for graduate students and Preventive Medicine Residents.
Dr. McIntosh's involvement in the SRNT Global Health Network (GHN) began because of these projects and his long-standing interests in global health and tobacco control. He has ongoing involvement in research projects in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.