TCORS Developmental Pilots Program

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18 Sep 2013 to 31 Aug 2018
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The developmental pilot program will enable a rapid response to scientific questions that emerge from our ongoing research, and will catalyze the development and implementation of research projects responding to new developments in the scientific and regulatory communities. Developmental projects will also provide opportunities to: involve researchers with varied disciplinary backgrounds; apply new research technologies; and foster new collaborations in the area of tobacco control communication research of relevance to the FDA.

2014 Projects

  1. Influence of Flavor Additives on E-cigarette Consumption During Adolescence - Mariella De Biasi, Ph.D.
  2. Neural Predictors of Exposure Effects in Tobacco Graphic Warning Images - Emily Falk, Ph.D.
  3. Identifying the Neural Mechanisms of Counterarguing in Response to Anti-smoking Messages Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) - Matthew O'Donnell, Ph.D.

2015 Projects

  1. The Effect of Flavorants on the Sweetness of Glycerol-Propylene Glycol Mixtures - Paul Wise, Ph.D.
  2. The Impact of Flavoring on the Reinforcing and Rewarding Value of E-Cigarettes - Janet Audrain-McGovern, Ph.D.
  3. Young Adult Preferences for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in an Online Experimental Market - Ce Shang, Ph.D.

2016 Projects

  1. Influences of Reduced Cigarette Nicotine Content and Pack Color on Smoking Behaviors, Subjective Ratings, and Harm Perceptions - Melissa Mercincavage, Ph.D.

2017 Projects

  1. Assessing Consequences of Exposure to Scientific Disagreements and Effectiveness of Empowerment Frames - Joseph Cappella, Ph.D.
  2. Using Social Networks to Improve Scientific Communication about Tobacco Use - Damon Centola, Ph.D.
  3. Neural Predictors of Successful Graphic Anti-Smoking Media - Bruce Doré, Ph.D. & Emily Falk, Ph.D.
  4. Advertising and Packaging Effects on Smokers' Risk Perceptions and Use of Low Nicotine Cigarettes - Andrew Strasser, Ph.D.