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UMass Tobacco Treatment Training Program
 Attend our Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training, that's accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs. 

CTTRT New Director 

.The Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training (CTTRT) is pleased to announce that Dr. Elise Stevens will be transitioning into the role of Director of the Center upon Dr. Lori Pbert’s retirement on September 1, 2023.  Dr. Stevens is an assistant professor in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine within the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences. Her career has focused on understanding how to reduce tobacco use among various populations using health communication. Dr. Stevens’ work spans two areas: 1) developing health messages aimed at engagement in healthy behaviors (e.g., intervention messaging) and 2) identifying marketing techniques and features that promote the use of unhealthy products (e.g., advertising of tobacco products). Her work informs the development of tobacco education messaging and tobacco policy regulations. Dr. Pbert, who founded and has directed the Center since 1997, will assume the role of Director Emeritus for the Center.  

Upcoming Tobacco Treatment Training

Training Date Location  Time        
Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 1
 Online  Varies
Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 2

1. March 19 - 21, 2024 (Virtual training).

June 25 - 27, 2024  (Virtual training).
3. September 12 - 14, 2023 (Virtual training).

1. Virtual training via zoom for March 2024 training.

2. Virtual training via zoom for June, 2024 training.

3. Virtual training via zoom for September 2023 training.

Basic Skills for Tobacco Treatment - Online Course
 Online  Varies
Train the Trainer in Tobacco Treatment
 1.  TBD 2024 (Virtual training).  Virtual training via zoom  Various