Brian L Hitsman

  • 2844 Citations
1994 …2020
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Research Interests

Our research integrates multiple disciplinary approaches and methods, including human laboratory, clinical trial, epidemiological, and systematic review and meta-analysis, to delineate psychological and neurobiological factors that sustain cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence. The overarching goal of our research is to improve the treatment of nicotine dependence, especially for high tobacco burden clinical (e.g., cancer, depression) and community (e.g., low income, LGBT) populations.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chicago Medical School

… → 2002


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

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Grants 2008 2020

Community Health Centers
Tobacco Use
Organized Financing
Community-Institutional Relations
Major Depressive Disorder
Smoking Cessation
Tobacco Use Disorder
Randomized Controlled Trials

Research Output 1994 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

A randomized controlled trial of 24 weeks of varenicline for tobacco use among cancer patients: Efficacy, safety, and adherence

Schnoll, R., Leone, F., Veluz-Wilkins, A., Miele, A., Hole, A., Jao, N. C., Paul Wileyto, E., Carroll, A. J., Kalhan, R., Patel, J., Langer, C., Lubitz, S. F. & Hitsman, B. L., Mar 1 2019, In : Psycho-oncology. 28, 3, p. 561-569 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Use
Patient Safety
Patient Compliance
Randomized Controlled Trials

Assessment of Self-Management Treatment Needs Among COPD Helpline Callers

Mathew, A. R., Guzman, M., Bridges, C., Yount, S., Kalhan, R. & Hitsman, B. L., Feb 1 2019, In : COPD. 16, 1, p. 82-88 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Care
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Smoking Cessation

Evaluating Longitudinal Associations between Depressive Symptoms, Smoking, and Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease in the CARDIA Study

Carroll, A. J., Huffman, M. D., Zhao, L., Jacobs, D. R., Stewart, J. C., Kiefe, C. I., Liu, K. & Hitsman, B. L., May 1 2019, In : Psychosomatic medicine. 81, 4, p. 372-379 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Epidemiologic Studies

Life-course smoking trajectories and risk for emphysema in middle age: The CARDIA Lung study

Mathew, A. R., Bhatt, S. P., Colangelo, L. A., Allen, N. B., Jacobs, D. R., Auer, R., Dransfield, M. T., Hitsman, B. L., Washko, G. R. & Kalhan, R., Jan 15 2019, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 199, 2, p. 237-240 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter


Longitudinal associations between smoking and affect among cancer patients using varenicline to quit smoking

Carroll, A. J., Kim, K., Miele, A., Olonoff, M., Leone, F. T., Schnoll, R. A. & Hitsman, B. L., Aug 1 2019, In : Addictive Behaviors. 95, p. 206-210 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products