Megan Piper, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine and the associate director of research at UW-CTRI. She has been promoted to tenured full professor effective July 1, 2021.
Piper is the reigning president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. In 2019, she was the recipient of the UW Faculty Excellence in Research Award. In 2014, Piper received the Russell-Jarvik Young Investigator Award for her contributions to the field from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. She serves as a standing reviewer on NIH’s Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions Study Section and is a co-author of more than 130 papers.
Dr. Piper’s research focuses on understanding and treating tobacco dependence, with an additional interest in different populations of people who smoke who have more difficulty quitting, such as women and smokers with mental illness.
A Madison native, Dr. Piper completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Carleton College in Minnesota, her Masters’ degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in Ohio, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Piper began her work at UW-CTRI in 1999 when she collaborated on the Public Health Service Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence that was published in 2000. She then served as the Project Scientist for the 2008 PHS Guideline update.
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