Lee M. Cohen is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech University. He completed graduate training in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University and was subsequently funded by NIH/NIDA, which led to a Postdoctoral Fellowship specializing in behavioral medicine at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. While there, he participated in collaborative research regarding adult and adolescent smoking cessation interventions and consulted to physicians in a primary care clinic setting to assist in management of patients' medical problems with focus on prevention, education, and behavioral management of a number of health problems.
Dennis E. McChargue holds a joint appointment at the University of Illinois-Chicago as a Research Assistant Professor and at the Edwards Hines Jr. VA Hospital as a Health Research Scientist. His research examines biobehavioral factors associated with treatment of smokers with co-morbid psychopathology. His research on the influence of negative moods on nicotine-dependent individuals with a history of depression is funded by the NIH and Department of Veterans Affairs. He conducted two years of postdoctoral training at U.I.-Chicago focusing on pharmacological and behavioral treatment of nicotine-dependent people with co-morbid depression. He also completed an internship at the Boston University/Boston VAMC Consortium on treatment of substance abuse patients with co-morbid PTSD.