Since 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Consortium has set an agenda for child and adolescent tobacco prevention and cessation. This agenda has been incorporated into the scientific, educational and policy mission and goals of the Richmond Center. The Tobacco Consortium agenda includes youth tobacco prevention and control, children's exposure to secondhand smoke, social policy and international issues. The consortium explores cutting-edge research and literature synthesis using a participatory agenda-setting process among its members. Membership includes junior and senior researchers committed to addressing tobacco as a child and adolescent health issue. Members are nominated for inclusion in the consortium, and voted on by the AAP Board of Directors. 

Members of the consortium provide input in the development of grants related to child health care, children and secondhand smoke, and pediatric tobacco issues. Consortium activities also include numerous publications and presentations at national professional meetings on child health and tobacco control. 

The Call for AAP Tobacco Consortium Members is now open! We invite American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) members and non-members interested in scientific research in child and adolescent tobacco prevention and control to apply. Learn more about the Call for Members here and access the application here .

AAP Tobacco Consortium Curriculum Vitae 

Executive Summary 

AAP Tobacco Consortium Members 

Chair: Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP
University of Rochester

Alicia Allen, PhD, MPH 
University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine 

Rachel Boykan, MD, FAAP 
Stony Brook University 

Deepa R. Camenga, MD, MHS, FAAP 
Yale University 

Christie Gloria Cherian, MD 
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Kar-Hai Chu, PhD 
University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Public Health 

Hongying (Daisy) Dai, PhD 
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health 

Mark Gottlieb, JD 
Public Health Advocacy Institute, Northeastern University School of Law 

Valerie Gribben, MD 
University of California San Francisco 

Judith Groner, MD, FAAP 
Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD 
Stanford University 

Daniel Hinds, MD 
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus  

Brian P. Jenssen, MD, MSHP, FAAP 
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP 
AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, University of Illinois-Chicago, Department of Pediatrics 

Benjamin Kopp, MD, FAAP 
Nationwide Children's Hospital 
Melinda Mahabee-Gittens, MD, MS, FAAP 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MD, MBA, FAAP 
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 
Robert McMillen, PhD 
Mississippi State University, Social Science Research Center 

Ashley L. Merianos, PhD 
University of Cincinnati School of Human Services 
Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH 
University of Colorado
Jennifer O'Loughlin, PhD, FCAHS, CRC 
University of Montreal 

Michael J. Parks, PhD 
University of Minnesota, Institute for Translational Research 

Lori Pbert, PhD 
UMass Chan Medical School

Judith Prochaska, PhD, MPH 
Stanford University, Stanford Prevention Research Center 

Ramzi Salloum, PhD 
University of Florida College of Medicine Institute for Child Health Policy 

Elizabeth Schwartz, MD, PhD 
VA Connecticut Healthcare System/Yale University

Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, PhD 
University of Montreal 

Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH, FAAP 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH 
Rutgers School of Public Health
Susan Walley, MD, FAAP 
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Robert J. Wellman, PhD, CAS 
UMass Chan Medical School

Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP 
Harvard Medical School/MassGeneral Hospital for Children Advocacy Program

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