Welcome to the Tobacco Research & Intervention lab webpage!


Under the direction of Marc L. Steinberg, Ph.D., the Tobacco Research & Intervention lab 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.

We have used human laboratory designs to study predictors of initiation of quit attempts (i.e., task persistence / distress tolerance) and clinical trials to develop treatments to encourage and facilitate quit attempts (i.e., variations of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and reduction-to-quit strategies).


Recent Publications include:


Note to prospective students: Dr. Steinberg will take one Clinical Ph.D. student and will supervise one pre-doctoral psychology intern for the 2017-2018 school year.