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Lab Members


Paul Cinciripini, Ph.D.
Behavioral Science






Jennifer Minnix, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Science






Jason Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Science






Francesco Versace, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Science






Susan Schembre, Ph.D., R.D. 
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Science






Jeffrey Engelmann, Ph.D.
Behavioral Science




Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Yong Cui, Ph.D.
  • Robert Oum, Ph.D.

Research Manager

  • Jennifer Ferguson, MSW

Sr. Research Coordinator

  • Christine Jeria
  • Andrea Murray, MA
  • O’Neak Henigan, MA
  • Kristin Cortese
  • Kimberly Dixon

Research Coordinator

  • Sarah Juarez, MA
  • Tamera Davis, MA
  • Martha Reyes
  • Aurelija Slapin, Ph.D.

Sr. Counseling Associates

  • Janeene Frerking, MA

Sr. Laboratory Technicians

  • Danika Dirba
  • Jennifer Ng

Research Assistants

  • Earlene Brooks
  • Evelyn Arreola
  • Stephanie Selleh
  • Niloufar Baktashi
  • Alex Demo-Dananberg

Contact Information

For questions about our lab, please contact:

  • Regina Richards
    Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Altoya Bazile-Robertson
    Administrative Assistant

Directions to the Dan L. Duncan Building

Interested in quitting smoking? For more information about any of our smoking cessation studies, call 713-792-2265.

Interested in participating in our non-quit research studies? Call the non-quit line at 713-794-4763 for more information.

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