Graduate Student Scholarship Awards


Proposal Title / Dates Principal Investigator / Institution Project Summary

Assessing Healthcare Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions toward the Use of Alternative Tobacco Products

(Sept 2014 – August 2015)

Brandon Talley (GSU) Although electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use has grown rapidly in the US, the products’ use and impact on tobacco regulation efforts are poorly understood. The goal of this study is to develop and pilot test a survey instrument that rigorously assesses healthcare provider knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards ENDS.

Evidence from South Asian Region: Marketing and Packaging Policies on Smokeless Tobacco Initiation, Use and Risk Perception

(Sept 2014 – August 2015)

Qing Li (UIC) The objective of this project is to utilize data from SAR to study how marketing and packaging related polices affect the initiation, use, and risk perception of smokeless tobacco products. The results will provide evidence for the FDA to determine regulatation of smokeless tobacco in marketing and packaging.

Understanding Young Adult E-Cigarette Use and Dependence

(Sept 2014 – August 2015)

Alexander Sokolovsky (UIC)

The study aims to develop a measure of nicotine dependence among young adult ENDS users. At the conclusion of this project the goal is to have a complete, validated measure of dependency for this population.



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