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Jonathan Foulds, PhD

Jonathan Foulds, PhD

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Interim Chief, Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

Dr. Jonathan Foulds has spent most of his career finding ways to help smokers beat their addiction to tobacco. He has been a principal investigator on grants totaling well over $27 million and has been invited to speak on smoking cessation in more than 15 countries.

In addition to his many publications on tobacco in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Dr. Foulds continues to treat addicted smokers, teach on smoking cessation and conduct research on tobacco and health.

  • Smokers
  • Tobacco Products
  • Nicotine
  • Therapeutics
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Vaping
  • Smoke
  • Tobacco Use

Recent Publications


Randomized Control Trial Methods Workgroup of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products 2023, 'Changes in Nicotine Dependence among Smokers Using Electronic Cigarettes to Reduce Cigarette Smoking in a Randomized Controlled Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 372-378.
Foulds, J, Allen, SI & Yingst, J 2023, 'Cytisinicline to Speed Smoking Cessation in the United States', JAMA, vol. 330, no. 2, pp. 129-130.
Yingst, JM, Carrillo, M, Chan, KH, Choi, K, Dao, J, Kulkarni, P, Bordner, C, Goyal, N, Foulds, J & Bascom, R 2023, 'Effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions among persons with cancer: A systematic review', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 1147-1162.
Sheffer, CE, Shevorykin, A, Foulds, J, Carl, E, Mahoney, MC, Bensch, L, Liskiewicz, A, Vantucci, D, McDonough, B, Szeliga, A, Goniewicz, ML & Hyland, A 2023, 'The Roswell eND scale: Brief, valid assessment of nicotine dependence adults seeking to discontinue e-cigarette use', Drug and alcohol dependence, vol. 243, 109708.


Saran, SK, Salinas, KZ, Foulds, J, Kaynak, Ö, Hoglen, B, Houser, KR, Krebs, NM, Yingst, JM, Allen, SI, Bordner, CR & Hobkirk, AL 2022, 'A Comparison of Vaping Behavior, Perceptions, and Dependence among Individuals Who Vape Nicotine, Cannabis, or Both', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 19, no. 16, 10392.
Foulds, J, Cobb, CO, Yen, MS, Veldheer, S, Brosnan, P, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Lopez, AA, Allen, SI, Bullen, C, Wang, X, Sciamanna, C, Hammett, E, Hummer, BL, Lester, C, Richie, JP, Chowdhury, N, Graham, JT, Kang, L, Sun, S & Eissenberg, T 2022, 'Effect of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on Cigarette Abstinence in Smokers With No Plans to Quit: Exploratory Analysis of a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 955-961.
Lin, W, Hobkirk, AL, Zhu, J, Krebs, NM, Hayes, JE, Richie, JP, Liao, J, Horn, K, Foulds, J & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Effect of menthol on nicotine reduction: Pooled results from two double-blind randomized controlled trials', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 189, pp. 131-138.
Fan, T, Yingst, JM, Bascom, R, Tuanquin, L, Veldheer, S, Branstetter, S, Foulds, J & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Feasibility of Patient Navigation-Based Smoking Cessation Program in Cancer Patients', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 19, no. 7, 4034.
Hobkirk, AL, Hoglen, B, Sheng, T, Kristich, A, Yingst, JM, Houser, KR, Krebs, NM, Allen, SI, Bordner, CR, Livelsberger, C & Foulds, J 2022, 'Intentions and Attempts to Quit JUUL E-Cigarette Use: The Role of Perceived Harm and Addiction', Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 19, E06.
Yingst, JM, Lester, C, Livelsberger, C, Allen, SI, Hammett, E, Veldheer, S, Hummer, B, Bordner, C, Zhu, J, Sciamanna, CN, Trushin, N, Tan, HS, Wilson, SJ, Twining, RC, Foulds, J & Grigson, PS 2022, 'Pilot randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of random nicotine delivery on cigarettes per day and smoke exposure', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 188, pp. 30-37.
Sobieski, E, Yingst, J & Foulds, J 2022, 'Quitting electronic cigarettes: Factors associated with quitting and quit attempts in long-term users', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 127, 107220.
Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Pachas, G, Hrabovsky, S, Hameed, A, Allen, SI, Cather, C, Azzouz, N, Yingst, J, Hammett, E, Modesto, J, Krebs, NM, Lester, C, Trushin, N, Reinhart, L, Wasserman, E, Zhu, J, Liao, J, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Evins, AE 2022, 'The effects of reduced nicotine content cigarettes on biomarkers of nicotine and toxicant exposure, smoking behavior and psychiatric symptoms in smokers with mood or anxiety disorders: A double-blind randomized trial', PloS one, vol. 17, no. 11 November, e0275522.
Pesko, MF, Cummings, KM, Douglas, CE, Foulds, J, Miller, T, Rigotti, NA & Warner, KE 2023, 'United States public health officials need to correct e-cigarette health misinformation', Addiction, vol. 118, no. 5, pp. 785-788.


Krebs, NM, D'Souza, G, Bordner, C, Allen, SI, Hobkirk, A, Foulds, J & Yingst, J 2021, 'COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake and Hesitancy among Current Tobacco Users', Tobacco Use Insights, vol. 14, pp. 1-7.
Randomised Control Trial Methods Workgroup of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products 2021, 'Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery system with 0, 8, or 36 mg/mL liquid nicotine versus a cigarette substitute on tobacco-related toxicant exposure: a four-arm, parallel-group, randomised, controlled trial', The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 840-850.
Hobkirk, AL, Houser, KR, Hoglen, B, Bitzer, ZT, Fendrich, A, Bordner, CR, Foulds, J, Wang, J, Mukherjee, D, Yingst, JM, Karunanayaka, P, Goel, R, Richie, JP, Elias, RJ & Yang, QX 2021, 'Evidence From an fMRI Study That Dessert-Flavored E-Cigarettes Engage Taste-Related, but Not Smoking-Related, Brain Circuitry for Female Daily Smokers', Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 947-958.
Yingst, JM, Bordner, CR, Hobkirk, AL, Hoglen, B, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Houser, KR, Livelsberger, C & Foulds, J 2021, 'Response to flavored cartridge/pod-based product ban among adult juul users: “you get nicotine however you can get it”', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 1, 207, pp. 1-13.
Krebs, NM, Zhu, J, Wasserman, E, Kuprewicz, R, Martinez, DJ, Veldheer, S, Livelsberger, C, Modesto, J, Reinhart, L, Trushin, N, Reilly, SM, Liao, J, Fazzi, A, Bascom, R, Richie, JP, Foulds, J, Horn, K & Muscat, JE 2021, 'Switching to Progressively Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes in Smokers with Low Socioeconomic Status: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 992-1001.
Yingst, JM, Krebs, NM, Bordner, CR, Hobkirk, AL, Allen, SI & Foulds, J 2021, 'Tobacco use changes and perceived health risks among current tobacco users during the COVID-19 pandemic', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 4, 1795, pp. 1-11.


Hobkirk, AL, Bitzer, Z, Goel, R, Sica, CT, Livelsberger, C, Yingst, J, Houser, KR, Rupprecht, S, Trushin, N, Karunanayaka, P, Foulds, J, Richie, JP, Spreen, L, Hoglen, B, Wang, J, Elias, RJ & Yang, QX 2020, 'An Electronic Aerosol Delivery System for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging', Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, vol. 14.
Oliver, JA & Foulds, J 2021, 'Association Between Cigarette Smoking Frequency and Tobacco Use Disorder in U.S. Adults', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 726-728.
Benowitz, NL, Bernert, JT, Foulds, J, Hecht, SS, Jacob, P, Jarvis, MJ, Joseph, A, Oncken, C & Piper, ME 2020, 'Biochemical Verification of Tobacco Use and Abstinence: 2019 Update', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 1086-1097.
Du, P, Bascom, R, Fan, T, Sinharoy, A, Yingst, J, Mondal, P & Foulds, J 2020, 'Changes in flavor preference in a cohort of long-term electronic cigarette users', Annals of the American Thoracic Society, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 573-581.
Lin, W, Krebs, NM, Zhu, J, Foulds, J, Horn, K & Muscat, JE 2020, 'Comparison between gradual reduced nicotine content and usual nicotine content groups on subjective cigarette ratings in a randomized double-blind trial', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 17, no. 19, 7047, pp. 1-9.
Yingst, J, Foulds, J & Hobkirk, AL 2021, 'Dependence and Use Characteristics of Adult JUUL Electronic Cigarette Users', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 61-66.
Morean, ME, Krishnan-Sarin, S, Sussman, S, Foulds, J, Fishbein, H, Grana, R & O'Malley, SS 2020, 'Erratum: Psychometric evaluation of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)Nicotine Dependence Item Bankfor use with electronic cigarettes (Nicotine and Tobacco Research (2018) DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx271)', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 2123.
Yingst, J, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Cobb, CO, Yen, MS, Hrabovsky, S, Allen, SI, Bullen, C & Eissenberg, T 2020, 'Measurement of Electronic Cigarette Frequency of Use among Smokers Participating in a Randomized Controlled Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 699-704.
Kamens, HM, Silva, CP, Nye, RT, Miller, CN, Singh, N, Sipko, J, Trushin, N, Sun, D, Branstetter, SA, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2020, 'Pharmacokinetic Profile of Spectrum Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 273-279.


Kotsen, C, Santorelli, ML, Bloom, EL, Goldstein, AO, Ripley-Moffitt, C, Steinberg, MB, Burke, MV & Foulds, J 2019, 'A Narrative Review of Intensive Group Tobacco Treatment: Clinical, Research, and US Policy Recommendations', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1580-1589.
Yingst, J, Foulds, J, Zurlo, J, Steinberg, MB, Eissenberg, T & Du, P 2020, 'Acceptability of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) among HIV positive smokers', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1224-1228.
Breland, A, Balster, RL, Cobb, C, Fagan, P, Foulds, J, Koch, JR, Lipato, T, Saliba, N, Shihadeh, A, Sun, S & Eissenberg, T 2019, 'Answering questions about electronic cigarettes using a multidisciplinary model', American Psychologist, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 368-379.
Du, P, Fan, T, Yingst, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Chen, C & Foulds, J 2019, 'Changes in E-Cigarette Use Behaviors and Dependence in Long-term E-Cigarette Users', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 374-383.
Allen, SI, Wasserman, E, Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Liao, J, Krebs, NM, Horn, K, Reinhart, L, Modesto, J, Putt, K, Evins, AE, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2019, 'Characteristics of Adult Cigarette Smokers Who "relight" and the Effects of Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Constituents', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1206-1212.
Hrabovsky, SM, Midya, V, Lester, C, Veldheer, S, Yingst, JM, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Liao, J, Reinhart, L, Modesto, J, Evins, AE, Richie, JP, Muscat, JE, Horn, K & Foulds, J 2019, 'Effect of cigarette rod length on smokers switching to SPECTRUM cigarettes', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 380-392.
Bitzer, ZT, Goel, R, Reilly, SM, Bhangu, G, Trushin, N, Foulds, J, Muscat, J & Richie, JP 2019, 'Emissions of Free Radicals, Carbonyls, and Nicotine from the NIDA Standardized Research Electronic Cigarette and Comparison to Similar Commercial Devices', Chemical research in toxicology, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 130-138.
Yingst, JM, Hrabovsky, S, Hobkirk, A, Trushin, N, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2019, 'Nicotine Absorption Profile Among Regular Users of a Pod-Based Electronic Nicotine Delivery System', JAMA network open, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. e1915494.
Yingst, JM, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Trushin, N, Eissenberg, TT, Williams, J, Richie, JP, Nichols, TT, Wilson, SJ & Hobkirk, AL 2019, 'Nicotine absorption during electronic cigarette use among regular users', PloS one, vol. 14, no. 7, e0220300.
Morean, ME, Krishnan-Sarin, S, Sussman, S, Foulds, J, Fishbein, H, Grana, R & O'Malley, SS 2019, 'Psychometric Evaluation of the E-cigarette Dependence Scale', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 1556-1564.
Tidey, JW, Muscat, JE, Foulds, J, Evins, AE, Gaalema, DE & Denlinger-Apte, RL 2019, 'Reducing the Nicotine Content of Cigarettes: Effects in Smokers With Mental Health Conditions and Socioeconomic Disadvantages', Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. S26-S28.
Veldheer, S, Wright, RR & Foulds, J 2019, 'What Low-income Smokers Have Learned from Public Health Pedagogy: A narrative inquiry', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 691-704.