Andrew Strasser, PhD, Co-Investigator; Skin Cancer Communication Project

Andrew A. Strasser, PhD, is a Co-Investigator for the UPenn PRC Skin Cancer Communication Project. Dr. Strasser is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Distinguished Research Fellow of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and a member of the Abramson Cancer Center. He is Director of the Biobehavioral Smoking Laboratory in the CIRNA. After completing his doctorate in Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University, Dr. Strasser completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UPENN prior to joining the faculty in 2005. Dr. Strasser’s tobacco regulatory research program examines the impact of advertising, marketing and labeling on risk perceptions and tobacco product use, as well as applying objective measures of use to better understand exposure. He conducts research on a variety of tobacco products, including low nicotine content cigarettes, little cigars, and electronic cigarettes, and on product features such as menthol and filter ventilation. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications, with emphasis on using smoking topography to understand smoking behaviors, and eye tracking to examine advertising and warning label effectiveness. Dr. Strasser has been project leader on 9 NIH/FDA funded projects. He is currently an Associate Editor of Nicotine and Tobacco Research and has routinely been invited to review for NIH and other funding agencies. To learn more, visit">