David B. Abrams, PhD

Executive Director, Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy

David B. Abrams, PhD, is Executive Director of the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy. He is also a Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Professor (Adjunct) at Georgetown University Medical Center/Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previously, Dr. Abrams directed the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health. He holds a B.Sc. (honours) in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, New Jersey. He has published over 250 scholarly articles. Dr. Abrams is author of The Tobacco Dependence Treatment Handbook: A Guide to Best Practices, a recipient of a book of the year award. He was President of the Society for Behavioral Medicine and received their Distinguished Scientist and Mentorship awards. Dr. Abrams also received the Joseph W. Cullen Memorial Award from the American Society for Preventive Oncology for lifetime contributions to tobacco control.