Personal profile

Research Interests

Research focuses on: 1) evaluating combination psychological and pharmacological treatments for tobacco dependence; 2) characterizing smoker- and treatment-related factors that influence smokers’ adherence to treatment and likelihood of quitting; and 3) developing an understanding though human laboratory and genetic epidemiologic studies of psychological, biological, and genetic factors that convey risk for smoking persistence. Primary end-point is to decrease risk of tobacco attributable disease through long-term smoking cessation.

Education / Academic qualification

PhD, Chicago Medical School

… → 2002

External positions

Preventive Medicine


  • Addiction
  • Psychology
  • Neurobiology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Depression
  • Tobacco Control
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cigarette smoking

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Research Output 1994 2018

1 Citations

Cancer-related disease factors and smoking cessation treatment: Analysis of an ongoing clinical trial

Carroll, A. J., Veluz-Wilkins, A. K., Blazekovic, S., Kalhan, R., Leone, F. T., Wileyto, E. P., Schnoll, R. A. & Hitsman, B. Feb 1 2018 In : Psycho-Oncology. 27, 2, p. 471-476 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Withholding Treatment
Smoking Cessation
Clinical Trials

Factors Associated with Adherence to Transdermal Nicotine Patches within a Smoking Cessation Effectiveness Trial

Handschin, J., Hitsman, B., Blazekovic, S., Veluz-Wilkins, A., Wileyto, E. P., Leone, F. T., Ashare, R. L. & Schnoll, R. A. Mar 1 2018 In : Journal of Smoking Cessation. 13, 1, p. 33-43 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Use Cessation Products
Smoking Cessation
Logistic Models
Young Adult
2 Citations

Association of the Interaction Between Smoking and Depressive Symptom Clusters With Coronary Artery Calcification: The CARDIA Study

Carroll, A. J., Auer, R., Colangelo, L. A., Carnethon, M. R., Jacobs, D. R., Stewart, J. C., Widome, R., Carr, J. J., Liu, K. & Hitsman, B. Jan 2 2017 In : Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 13, 1, p. 43-51 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult
Coronary Vessels
10 Citations

Cigarette smoking and depression comorbidity: systematic review and proposed theoretical model

Mathew, A. R., Hogarth, L., Leventhal, A. M., Cook, J. W. & Hitsman, B. Mar 1 2017 In : Addiction. 112, 3, p. 401-412 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Theoretical Models