Advisory Committees

Roster of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees. (More info)


Current Number of Vacancies: 1

Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

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
Phone: 1-877-CTP-1373
Fax: 240-276-3655


Chair - Vacant

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.
Expertise: Addiction, Substance abuse, Psychology, Behavioral pharmacology
Term: 2/27/13-1/31/17
Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Professor of Psychology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2 Riverside Circle 
Roanoke, Virginia 24016

Thomas E. Eissenberg, Ph.D.
Expertise: Psychology, Potentially reduced exposure products, Waterpipes
Term: 08/01/11-1/31/17
Professor of Psychology and Co-director,
Center for the Study of Tobacco Products
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980205
Richmond, Virginia  23298

*Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Social, behavioral, and bio-behavioral factors; cancer health disparities
Term: 3/4/15-1/31/18
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
701 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Gary A. Giovino, Ph.D.
Expertise: Population research, determinants and control of tobacco use in adolescents and adults
Term: 3/4/15-1/31/19
Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
The State University of New York at Buffalo
310 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214

## Hampton H. Henton
Expertise: Industry Representative
Term: 2/27/13-1/31/17
Henton Farms
6749 Frankfort Road
Versailles, Kentucky 40383

** Philip P. Huang, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Chronic Disease Prevention, Tobacco Use Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease, State & Local Government
Term: 9/24/12 – 1/31/16
Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department
15 Waller Street
Austin, Texas  78702

Thomas E. Novotny, M.D., M.P.H. 
Expertise: Environmental impacts of tobacco use, smoking initiation, health diplomacy   
Term: 3/4/15-1/31/19
Graduate School of Public Health
San Diego State University
Hardy Tower 119, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Richard J. O’Connor, Ph.D.
Expertise: Oncology, Tobacco addiction, Regulatory science, Tobacco control, Abuse liability
Term: 4/1/14-1/31/18
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263

Kurt M. Ribisl, M.A., Ph.D.
Expertise: Marketing, Advertising, Policy, Cancer Prevention
Term: 9/24/12 – 1/31/16
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box #7440; 316 Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27599

#James E. Swauger, Ph.D., DABT
Expertise: Industry Representation
Term: 4/1/14-1/31/18
RAI Services Company
401 North Main Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27102

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
Alternate: Jeffrey Walker, M.D., Altria Client Services
## 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.

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