Robert C. Klesges is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for Addiction and Prevention Research (CAPR) at the University of Virginia. Dr. Klesges also maintains Membership in the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH). His primary research emphasis is in health promotion and disease prevention in military populations. His current research includes a smoking cessation dissemination trial in the U.S. military, determining the prevalence of new and emerging tobacco products in the military, a study trying to prevent smoking relapse following the protracted tobacco ban in basic military training and a weight loss program for the military. At SJCRH, Dr. Klesges has focused on smoking cessation in cancer survivors.
Co-Investigator, Gerald Wayne Talcott, Ph.D., ABPP, Col USAF (Ret)
Dr. Gerald Wayne Talcott, is a Professor of Public Health Sciences, Co-Director of the Center for Addiction and Prevention Research, and Director of the Center's Military Population Health Program in the College of Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Talcott served as an Air Force psychologist for 28 years and has 30 years experience in tobacco cessation treatment. He is currently a Co-PI and serves as the on-site director of four large research efforts currently being conducted with the Air Force. These projects include; preventing relapse following involuntary smoking abstinence, identifying predictors of smokeless tobacco and dual use, and assessing the effectiveness of a TRICARE tobacco Quitline. Additionally, Dr. Talcott is on staff at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center where he is a member of the teaching staff for the psychology internship.
Co-Investigator, Melissa Little, Ph.D.
Melissa Little, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia where she conducts health behavior research with military populations. She also serves as the Deputy Director of Military Population Health within the Center for Addiction and Prevention Research at the 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, TX. Her research focuses on developing, evaluating, and translating evidence-based health behavior and disease prevention interventions for vulnerable populations. She has a growing research portfolio focusing on promoting tobacco cessation, substance abuse prevention, and weight reduction among active duty military, retirees, and dependents.
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