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Advisory Committee

Treatment Research Network Co-Chairs:

Andrea Weinberger, PhD

Andrea Weinberger, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Health Emphasis Psychology PhD program at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Weinberger is a clinical psychologist and her research focuses on behavioral smoking cessation treatment development; epidemiology of tobacco use and quitting; gender and racial/ethnic differences in smoking and quitting behavior; and smokers with comorbid psychiatric, substance use, and medical conditions. In addition to serving on the SRNT Treatment Research Network's Advisory Committee, Dr. Weinberger is a member of the communications subcommittee. She is a Deputy Editor at Nicotine & Tobacco Research and a Consulting Editor at Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

 Janice Blalock, Ph.D.

Janice Blalock, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Assistant Director of the Tobacco Treatment Program at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is a clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience conducting clinical research in the area of smoking cessation and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders. Her research is focused on understanding the role that comorbid psychiatric disorders and related emotional processes play in the development and maintenance of nicotine dependence; and development of treatments for this population of smokers. She has conducted NIDA and NIMH-funded studies evaluating the efficacy of combined depression and smoking cessation interventions in pregnant smokers with high levels of depressive symptoms and in smokers with chronic forms of current depressive disorders. She also has interest in evaluating smoking cessation treatments that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients who have difficulty quitting following diagnosis. She conducted an NCI-funded study evaluating a novel smoking cessation counseling approach for cancer patients. She has published numerous articles on treatment outcomes of these clinical trials and studies evaluating the impact of clinical depression on withdrawal and abstinence outcomes. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Advisory Committee Members:

Steven L. Bernstein M.D.

Steven L. Bernstein M.D. is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health at Yale. His work focuses on the implementation of tobacco dependence treatment in various clinical settings, including emergency departments and hospital inpatient units. A newer line of research entails the use of network analysis to model the relationships among adherence, abstinence, and clinical outcomes. Dr. Bernstein also directs a new K12 program to train young investigators in implementation science.




 Marc L. Steinberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Marc Steinberg is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Steinberg’s research focuses on tobacco use and dependence, including tobacco dependence treatment development, tobacco use in smokers with psychiatric comorbidity, the relationship between smoking and task persistence/distress tolerance, and motivational interviewing as an approach to encourage smokers to make a quit attempt.


In addition to serving on the SRNT Treatment Research Network’s Advisory Committee, Dr. Steinberg serves on the Treatment Research Network’s Communications Committee and the SRNT Electronic Communications Committee. He is a Deputy Editor for the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.


Audrey Darville, Ph.D.

Stuart Ferguson, Ph.D.

Michael Businelle, Ph.D.

Darla Kendzor, Ph.D.



chaired by Krysten Bold, PhD

chaired by Alana Rojewski, PhD

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(last updated 10/21/2019)

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