The Tobacco Research Lab of San Diego conducts research with the mission of reducing the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States: cigarette smoking. Identifying the impact of various new products, such as electronic cigarettes, and creating and implementing policies to control use can have a profound impact on the community.
With locations in City Heights and San Marcos, The Tobacco Research Lab of San Diego is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, American Cancer Society, California Tobacco Control Program, and American Legacy Foundation. Current projects engage accomplished faculty at numerous institutions, including Brown University, UC Davis, UC San Diego, University of Kansas School of Medicine, and San Diego State University.
The Tobacco Research Lab of San Diego is led by Dr. Kim Pulvers, a clinical health psychologist and Professor of Psychology at California State University San Marcos. Dr. Pulvers received her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology and Master of Public Health from the University of Kansas, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.
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