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Current Number of Vacancies: 1
Designated Federal Official
Caryn Cohen, M.S.
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
Document Control Center Building 71, Room G335
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
**Philip P. Huang, M.D., M.P.H., Chair
Expertise: Chronic disease prevention, tobacco use prevention, cardiovascular disease, state & local government
Term: 9/24/12 - 1/31/16, 4/17/16 - 1/31/18
Medical Director/Health Authority
Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department
15 Waller Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.
Expertise: Addiction, substance abuse, psychology, behavioral pharmacology
Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Professor of Psychology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Thomas E. Eissenberg, Ph.D.
Expertise: Psychology, potentially reduced exposure products, waterpipes
Professor of Psychology and Co-director,
Center for the Study of Tobacco Products
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia 23298
*Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Social, behavioral, and bio-behavioral factors; cancer health disparities
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Gary A. Giovino, Ph.D.
Expertise: Population research, determinants and control of tobacco use in adolescents and adults
Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
The State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14214
## Hampton H. Henton
Expertise: Industry Representative
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D.
Expertise: Substance abuse behaviors in children, adolescents, and adults
Term: 7/27/15 – 1/31/17
Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut 06519
Robin J. Mermelstein, Ph.D.
Expertise: Adolescent and young adult etiology and patterns of tobacco use, psychosocial predictors of changes in smoking patterns, ecological momentary assessment
Associate Professor of Oncology
Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
1747 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Richard J. O’Connor, Ph.D.
Expertise: Oncology, tobacco addiction, regulatory science, tobacco control, abuse liability
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York 14263
James F. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Expertise: Policy, media, and communication effects on tobacco-related perceptions and behavior
Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
915 Greene Street, Discovery I
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
# Currently vacant
As described in the charter of the committee, the membership includes:
* Representative of the General Public
** Employee of a state or local government or of the Federal Government
# Representative of the tobacco manufacturing industry, non-voting (currently vacant)
## Representative of the interests of tobacco growers, non-voting
Alternate: Luby Arnold Hamm, Jr.
As described in the charter, the membership includes no single designated representative for the interest of small business tobacco manufacturing industry, the Commissioner or designee may select a small business tobacco representative from a pool of individuals nominated by small business tobacco to serve temporarily as a nonvoting member, depending on the expertise needed, on a case by case basis. The list of individuals in the pool can be viewed here.