OU Medicine


The Training Program, with funding from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, offers training to undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows in the area of tobacco-related research. The mission of the Program is to train the next generation of tobacco scientists to develop and conduct innovative and meaningful research and help end the burden of tobacco-related death and disease. The program offers diverse educational experiences and research opportunities under the mentorship of an experienced tobacco researcher.

Faculty mentors  participating in the Training Program all have NIH, ACS, or FDA-funded research grants examining diverse tobacco-related topics including:

  • Smoking Cessation with Underserved Populations
  • Tobacco Health Disparities
  • Mobile Health Assessment and Interventions
  • Affective Neuroscience
  • Tobacco Biomarkers and Cancer Biology
  • Tobacco Regulatory Science and Policy
  • Healthcare Systems-Level Changes to Facilitate Tobacco Treatment Delivery
  • Smoking Health Risk Communications 

Faculty Leader

Amy Cohn, PhD

Training Program Coordinator
Derek Matthesen
Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
655 Research Parkway, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-6266
Office: (405) 271-8000, ext. 50493