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Caroline Cobb, Ph.D

Research program member: Cancer Prevention and Control

Box 842018
808 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23284




Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences
Assistant Professor & Co-Director, Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, College of Humanities and Sciences


PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University (2012)
MS, Virginia Commonwealth University (2009)

Research description

Dr. Cobb's program of research consists of several overlapping areas, including clinical laboratory evaluation of tobacco products, population patterns of tobacco use, and tobacco regulatory science. A primary focus has been investigating the influence of novel and/or alternative tobacco products, such as waterpipes, little cigars/cigarillos, and electronic cigarettes on individual and population health. Her past work involved applying clinical laboratory methods and survey-based analyses to understand the effects of waterpipe tobacco (hookah) smoking. Most recently, Dr. Cobb has focused on informing tobacco regulatory strategies concerning electronic cigarette advertising and the availability of electronic cigarette liquid flavors. She also has recently received funding to address the lack of information regarding cigar-related health effects among vulnerable populations.

Research keywords

Tobacco, electronic cigarette, nicotine, public health, clinical laboratory

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