Associate Professor (tenured)
Associate Editor, Tobacco Regulatory Science
Ph.D. (2012), Virginia Commonwealth University
My program of research generally addresses the role of novel and alternative tobacco products (e.g., hookah/waterpipe tobacco, little cigars/cigarillos, and electronic cigarettes) in the incidence of tobacco-related disease and death as well as the broader implications of the availability of these products for policy and public health. My approach includes use of clinical laboratory methodology, population-based surveys, qualitative inquiry, and tools from tobacco regulatory science. My current work is particularly focused on poly-tobacco use patterns such as the influence of concurrent use of electronic cigarettes or little cigars/cigarillos on conventional cigarette smoking behavior and relevant toxicant exposures.
Barnes, A. J., Bono, R. S., Lester, R. C., Eissenberg, T. E., & Cobb, C. O. (2017). Effect of flavors and modified risk messages on e-cigarette abuse liability. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 3(4), 374-387.
Cobb, C. O., Hendricks, P. S., & Eissenberg, T. (2015). Electronic cigarettes and nicotine dependence: Evolving products, evolving problems. BMC Medicine, 13, 119.
Cobb, C. O., Sahmarani, K., Eissenberg, T., & Shihadeh, A. (2012). Acute toxicant exposure and cardiac autonomic dysfunction from smoking a single narghile waterpipe with tobacco and with a "healthy" tobacco-free alternative. Toxicology Letters, 215(1), 70-75.
Cobb, C. O., Soule, E. K., Rudy, A. K., & Cohn, A. (2018). Patterns and correlates of tobacco and cannabis co-use by tobacco product type: Findings from the Virginia Youth Survey. Substance Use and Misuse, 2, 1-10.
Soule, E. K., Maloney, S. F., Spindle, T. R., Rudy, A. K., Hiler, M. M., & Cobb, C. O. (2016). Electronic cigarette use and indoor air quality in a natural setting. Tobacco Control, 6(1), 109-112.
Profiling youth cigar use in low SES communities: A mixed methods approach. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. 2018-2019. Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. Grants for Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Research #8521236
Profiling cancer risks associated with cigar use in low SES communities: mixed methods approach. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. 2018-2019. VCU Massey Cancer Center Pilot 2018.
Exploring reactions to health warnings on waterpipe tobacco ads. Role: Co-Investigator (Dr. Isaac Lipkus, Principal Investigator). 2018-2019. R21DA044249
Center for the Study of Tobacco Products. Role: Project Co-Director (Drs. Alison Breland and Thomas Eissenberg, Co-Principal Investigators). 2018-2023. National Institute on Drug Abuse and Food and Drug Administration. U54DA036105
Evaluating new nicotine standards for cigarettes (Project 2). Role: Co-Investigator (Drs. Dorothy Hatsukami and Eric Donny, Co-Principal Investigators). 2017-2022. National Institute on Drug Abuse and Food and Drug Administration. U54DA031659