ChicagoCHEC Role: Planning & Evaluation Core Co-Leader, Research Project PI
Organization: Northwestern University
Brian Hitsman is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Brian is a clinical health psychologist by training. His research focuses on the causes and treatment of tobacco use and dependence, especially among underserved populations. Dr. Hitsman has been involved in smoking cessation treatment research since 1993, including large efficacy and effectiveness trials of combination behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy. He has been committed to the integration of primary care and telephone quitline services and theory-based and targeted population outreach as a potentially critical pathway to increase access to and utilization of affordable and effective treatment for underserved smokers, especially socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers.