Mission and Goals 

The mission of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP) is to promote public health equitably across populations by developing and applying regulatory science to the evaluation of tobacco products and tobacco product policy while training the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists.

To carry out this mission, CSTP has established the following eight goals:

·         To facilitate collaborative research and training efforts among faculty from different disciplines (including collaborations across academic departments and schools) that advance the field of tobacco regulatory science

·         To maintain core facilities and services that support tobacco regulatory science

·         To accelerate the application of new knowledge to the development of effective tobacco product regulations through the conduct of translational research and the evaluation of tobacco product regulations

·         To develop opportunities for international research and training that support the Center's mission

·         To sustain and expand an outstanding faculty of researchers and educators from diverse backgrounds by assisting in the retention of current faculty and the recruitment of new faculty

·         To create new opportunities for individual faculty development, including mentoring for junior faculty

·         To train and support the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists, including predoctoral and postdoctoral appointees, so that this next generation of scientists will have the skills necessary to contribute to regulatory science while working to end oppression based on race, class, sexual orientation, and gender

·         CSTP strives to provide a just, equitable, and safe workplace made up of committed scientists that consider race, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and their intersectionality in all research and training efforts while recognizing that the inclusion of diverse perspectives strengthens all that we do.  We remain aware of and act against historical, cultural, economic, and political structures that gird present-day classism, heterosexism, imperialism/colonialism, racism, and sex and gender oppression




This research is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Tobacco Products of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under Award Number U54DA036105. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or the Food and Drug Administration