There is a very high prevalence of cigarette smoking among people with serious mental illness. Dr. Tidey's research focuses on biological, environmental and social factors that influence cigarette smoking in people with schizophrenia. She also studies medications and behavioral treatments, particularly contingency management, for tobacco and alcohol dependence in adults and adolescents.
Dr. Tidey is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research), a faculty member in the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and the Director of the Center's Addictive Behaviors Research Laboratory. She received her PhD in Experimental Psychology, specializing in psychopharmacology, from Tufts University in 1995. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center's NIAAA-funded training program in 1999-2000. In her research she uses laboratory and clinical studies to develop more effective treatments for cigarette smoking and other addictive disorders in people with serious mental illness.
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