Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative SciencesCancer Epidemiology ProgramPhD, Clinical Psychology, 1987, State University of New York at Binghamton, NYResident, 1986-87, University of Mississippi / VA Medical Centers Consortium
Contact informationACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education and ResearchUMHC Cancer Institute, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite ME-102Jackson, MS 39213Phone: (601) 815-1180E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobacco use remains one of the most significant causes of many forms of cancer on a global basis. The overall goal of our research program is to better understand factors associated with the persistence of tobacco use, as well as predict successful treatment outcome, i.e., achieving abstinence. Our genetics research efforts comprise a substantial, long-term component of this work. In conjunction with our colleagues, this research group has published numerous papers over the last 10 years identifying a wide variety of specific genes and genetic profiles that are associated with nicotine dependence. This work has contributed substantial evidence regarding the importance of ethnicity in determining the role of specific genetic variants. Most recently, we have directed our efforts toward the role of genetics as it relates to phenotypic characteristics associated with nicotine dependence, the impact on treatment outcome and medication response, and psychometric aspects of key instruments. Other psychological / behavioral research related to tobacco use and dependence has been conducted in the areas of cue reactivity; treatment adherence; psychosocial factors associated with treatment outcome; healthcare provider attitudes, confidence and practices regarding tobacco treatment, and the impact of training experiences on those characteristics. Dr. Payne is also involved in research examining the role of sociocultural factors on cardiovascular disease risk in African-Americans. This work is conducted via his association with the Jackson Heart Study; Dr. Payne is one of the founding members of the sociocultural research group, having established the model and primary methodology for conducting this work.
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