Christine E. Sheffer, Ph.D.
Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel
Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Christine E. Sheffer, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, is an associate professor of oncology in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She is the executive director of the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs, the accrediting body for Tobacco Treatment Specialist training programs. She is also the director of Research and Evaluation for Roswell Park Cessation Services, which provides tobacco treatment and quitline services for New York, New Jersey, and several healthcare insurance providers.
As a clinician, researcher, and educator, her goals include contributing to incremental increases in the efficacy and uptake of high-quality evidence-based treatments for tobacco dependence, enabling individuals to obtain the help they need to achieve and maintain good health. Dr. Sheffer's research focuses on the examination of bio-behavioral mechanisms that sustain tobacco dependence. Her work focuses on improving the efficacy and uptake of empirically-supported treatments for tobacco use, particularly among groups that experience tobacco-related health disparities; investigating neurocognitive processes associated with tobacco dependence and other risky and addictive health behaviors; and investigating effective methods to train healthcare providers in the treatment of tobacco dependence. Dr. Sheffer joined the Roswell Park Cancer Institute faculty in 2016. She previously served as faculty in the City University of New York Medical School and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.