Tobacco Regulatory, Experimental and Clinical Science Lab

Our lab conducts clinical and laboratory-based research spanning tobacco regulatory science, tobacco harm reduction and public health. We follow a team science model with collaborators in the fields of psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health communications, chemistry, biochemistry and cancer biology. Recent NIH-funded research has focused on electronic cigarettes, dissolvable tobacco and waterpipe smoking.

Our lab is also dedicated to training the next generation of tobacco researchers. Over the last five years, TRECS alumni have gone on to prestigious graduate programs, clinical psychology internships/residencies and post-doctoral fellowships. TRECS trainees and staff frequently give oral and poster presentations at regional, national and international conferences.

With our research and training, we hope to contribute knowledge urgently needed by the scientific community, public health officials and regulatory authorities to effectively regulate tobacco products in a way that best serves individual and public health.

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3650 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214


Theodore Wagener, PhD


Dr. Wagener serves as the director of the Center for Tobacco Research and co-leader of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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