Ray Niaura

Ray Niaura is professor of social and behavioral science at the College of Global Public Health, New York University; an adjunct professor in the department of health, behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and an adjunct professor in the department of oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.

He has been principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 30 National Institutes of Health-funded grants, and he is the former president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

He was the principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute-funded Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers on Nicotine Dependence: Phenotype, Endophenotype and Contexts at Brown University.

He is a co-investigator on the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. PATH is a national, longitudinal cohort study of 60,000 tobacco product users and nonusers ages 12 and older.