In 2006, I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the faculty of Rutgers. I am a member of both the Clinical Psychology area group and the Health Psychology program. My research focuses on the development and refinement of treatments to help people stop smoking cigarettes. As part of this research program, I study the psychological changes that people experience leading up to and during an attempt to quit smoking and ways in which treatments do (or do not) affect these experiences.
I am currently on leave from Rutgers and am a Visit Scholar at the Center for Tobacco Research Intervention in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.