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Roster of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees. (More info)


Current Number of Vacancies: 0

Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made. 



Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary,
Epidemiology, Tobacco Control, Public Health
Term: 02/16/10 - 1/31/14
Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Global Health
University of Southern California
Soto Street Building, Suite 330A
2001 N Soto Street, MC 9239
Los Angeles CA  90089-9239

Designated Federal Official 

Caryn Cohen, M.S.
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
9200 Corporate Blvd., Rm 320W
Rockville, MD  20850-3229
Phone: 1-877-CTP-1373
Fax: 240-276-3655
Email: Caryn.Cohen@fda.hhs.gov


Neal L. Benowitz, M.D.
Expertise: Nicotine, Substance Abuse, Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology
Term: 02/17/10 - 1/31/13
Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Departments of Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
Box 1220
San Francisco, California 94143–1220

Mark Stuart Clanton, M.D., M.P.H
Expertise: Oncology, Pediatrics
Term: 02/17/10 -1/31/14
Chief Medical Officer
American Cancer Society
High Plains Division
2433-A Ridgepoint Drive
Austin, Texas 78754


Thomas E. Eissenberg, Ph.D.
Expertise: Psychology, Potentially reduced exposure products, Waterpipes
Term: 08/01/11-1/31/15
Professor, Department of Psychology and
Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, and
Director, Clinical Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980205
Richmond, Virginia  23298

## Luby Arnold Hamm, Jr.
Expertise: Industry Representative
Term:  2/28/2012 - 1/31/2013
4901 Shallowbrook Trail
Raleigh, North Carolina 27616-6107

Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Ph.D.
Expertise: Clinical Psychology, Smokeless Tobacco, Tobacco Cessation and Harm Reduction
Term: 02/17/10 - 1/31/13
Forster Family Professor in Cancer Prevention and Professor of Psychiatry
Tobacco Use Research Center
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

# Jonathan Daniel Heck, Ph.D., DABT
Expertise: Industry Representative
Term: 3/22/10 - 1/31/14
Lorillard Tobacco Company
A.W. Spears Research Center
420 N. English St.
P.O. Box 21688
Greensboro, North Carolina 27420-1688

* Patricia Nez Henderson, M.P.H., M.D.
Expertise: Public Health, Epidemiology
Term: 02/16/10 - 1/31/14
Vice President
Black Hills Center for American Indian Health
701 St. Joseph Street, Suite 204
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701


** Philip P. Huang, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Chronic Disease Prevention, Tobacco Use Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease, State & Local Government
Term: 9/24/12 – 1/31/16
Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department
15 Waller Street
Austin, Texas  78702


Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D.
Expertise: Substance Abuse Behaviors in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Term: 9/24/12 – 1/31/16
Yale University School of Medicine
34 Park Street
New Haven, Connecticut  06519


Kurt M. Ribisl, M.A., Ph.D.
Expertise: Marketing, Advertising, Policy, Cancer Prevention
Term: 9/24/12 – 1/31/16
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box #7440; 316 Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27599


As described in the charter, the membership includes no single designated representative for the interest of small business tobacco manufacturing industry, the Commissioner or designee may select a small business tobacco representative from a pool of individuals nominated by small business tobacco to serve temporarily as a nonvoting member, depending on the expertise needed, on a case by case basis. 

The list of individuals in the pool can be viewed at:


As described in the charter of the committee, the membership includes:

      * Representative of the General Public

    ** Employee of a state or local government or of the Federal Government.

      # Representative of the tobacco manufacturing industry, non-voting
    ## Representative of the interests of tobacco growers, non-voting