Researcher Profile

Danielle E. McCarthy, PhD

Full Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Member since 2009

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor of Psychology
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Director of Clinical Training


Research Interests

  • Psychological and biological basis of tobacco dependence. My research addresses three broad aims: 1) to identify proximal factors that maintain or renew cigarette smoking, 2) to identify or develop interventions to alter these proximal factors, and 3) to facilitate the dissemination and delivery of evidence-based smoking cessation treatments. I study tobacco addiction, in particular, due to its public health importance, as smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. and an important modifiable risk factor for diverse forms of cancer.

Selected Publications

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