About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Oklahoma Tobacco Researcher Center is to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in Oklahoma through research that informs interventions and policies with a particular emphasis on addressing tobacco-related health disparities. 

Our Goals

  • To be a leading tobacco research program with a focus on the entire translational continuum – from the discovery of basic mechanisms of tobacco use, cessation, and relapse, to the development and evaluation of novel tobacco treatments, to the dissemination and implementation of treatments, policies, and education throughout Oklahoma.

  • To effectively and efficiently deliver state-of-the-science, evidence-based tobacco treatment to Oklahomans throughout the State.  
  • To train the next generation of tobacco researchers.


The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center is funded by a grant from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET)