About Us

Triangle Smoking Studies recruits smokers and non-smokers from around the Triangle region of North Carolina to participate in studies. Studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health and include research focused on developing new interventions to help smokers quit, research to help increase our understanding of why smoking is so addictive, and research to understand why people become smokers in the first place. All studies are conducted at Duke University Medical Center, in the lab of Dr. Joseph McClernon, a psychologist with over 15 years experience studying smoking, and director of the Center for Addiction Science and Technology in the Duke University School of Medicine.