Charles Carusi, PhD, is a Vice President for Behavioral Health and Health Policy Practice Area, where he leads the tobacco studies group. Despite considerable gains in reducing the health and economic burdens of tobacco use, it remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease. Carusi focuses on applying research methods and tobacco regulatory science to inform public health policy and practice in regard to tobacco products and their use.
The research spans the areas of tobacco surveillance, epidemiology, tobacco use prevention and cessation, tobacco control program evaluation, biological research, and policy support. This research supports numerous federal, state, and international agencies, foundations, and academic institutions.
- PhD, Theatre Research, Tufts University
- MA, Theatre, Northwestern University
- BA, English (with minors in Physics and Mathematics), Thomas More College
Areas of ExpertiseBehavioral Health Health Services Research and Health Policy Tobacco Survey Design
Journal ArticleMulti-ancestry genome-wide association analyses improve resolution of genes and pathways influencing lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk
N. Shrine, A.G. Izquierdo, J. Chen, R. Packer, R.J. Hall, A.L. Guyatt, C. Batini, R.J. Thompson, C. Pavuluri, V. Malik, B.D. Hobbs, M. Moll, W. Kim, R. Tal-Singer, P. Bakke, K.A. Fawcett, C. John, K. Coley, N.N. Piga, A. Pozarickij, K. Lin, I.Y. Millwood, Z. Chen, L. Li, S.R.A.
Journal ArticleValidation of the Wave 1 and Wave 2 Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study indicators of tobacco dependence using biomarkers of nicotine exposure across tobacco products
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
D.R. Strong, E. Leas, M. Noble, M. White, A. Glasser, Kristie Taylor, K.C. Edwards, K.C. Frissell, W.M. Compton, K.P. Conway, E. Lambert, H.L. Kimmel, M.L. Silveira, L.C. Hull, D. van Bemmel, M.J. Schroeder, K.M. Cummings, A. Hyland, J. Feng, B. Blount, L. Wang, R.SOURCE
Journal ArticleNational longitudinal tobacco product cessation rates among US adults from the PATH Study: 2013–2019 (waves 1–5)
K.A. Kasza, Z. Tang, H. Xiao, D. Marshall, C. Stanton, A.L. Gross, K.M. Jackson, D. Kelley, M.J. Schroeder, J.C. Vivar, A. HylandSOURCE