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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: 0

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



Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary,
Epidemiology, Tobacco Control, Public Health                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Term: 2/16/10 - 1/31/14, 4/1/14 - 1/31/16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Distinguished Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Global Health
University of Southern California
Soto Street Building, Suite 330A
2001 N Soto Street, MC 9239
Los Angeles CA  90089-9239

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
Email: Caryn.Cohen@fda.hhs.gov


*Claudia P. Barone, Ed.D., R.N., L.N.C., C.P.C., CCNS-BC, A.P.R.N.
Expertise: Tobacco cessation counseling, Tobacco control healthcare provider training, Acute/critical care nursing, advanced practice education
Term: 4/1/14-1/31/18
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Nursing
Education Building II, Suite 132 C
4301 West Markham Street, Slot 529
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


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


Joanna Cohen, Ph.D.
Expertise: Health policy and administration, Epidemiology, Global tobacco control, Nicotine dependence
Term: 2/27/13-1/31/17
Director, Institute for Global Tobacco Control
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
2213 McElderry, 4th Floor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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 


## 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


Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D.
Expertise: Substance Abuse Behaviors in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Term: 9/24/12 – 1/31/16
Yale University School of Medicine
34 Park Street
New Haven, Connecticut  06519


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 at: