Research Summary

My research focuses on the treatment of tobacco dependence and better understanding the processes of change through randomized clinical trials and related studies. I am especially interested in the treatment of comorbid and marginalized populations, and the complexities these introduce into treatment. Currently, I am collaborating with other Cancer Center Investigators on studies of the treatment of LGBTQ smokers via social media, and the treatment of homeless individuals who smoke. I have also served as a consultant to group s adapting methods from earlier clinical trials to digital media and have been actively involved in developing content for the modalities.

I have served as Director of an NIH-funded Center Grant, and a Postdoctoral Training program in drug abuse treatment research. I am a recipient of the Ove Ferno Award for Clinical Research from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and the George Sarlo Teaching Award.

Research Funding

  • September 30, 1991 - June 30, 2024 - Substance Use Disorders Treatment/Services Research Training Program, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDA, Sponsor Award ID: T32DA007250
  • September 1, 1997 - May 31, 2015 - Treatment for Complex Patients: Continuing and Extended Care, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDA, Sponsor Award ID: P50DA009253
  • August 20, 2003 - June 30, 2013 - Treatment of Complex Patients: Emphasis on Nicotine, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDA, Sponsor Award ID: K05DA016752
  • July 1, 1980 - June 30, 2013 - Maintaining Nonsmoking, Principal investigator. Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Sponsor Award ID: RO1DA9258


Washington State University, B.S., 1967, Psychology
Washington State University, M.S., 1969, Psychology
Palo Alto Veterans Admin. Medical Center, Intern, 1970-1971, Psychology
Washington State University, Ph.D., 1971, Psychology

Honors & Awards

  • 1967
    Phi Kappa Phi Bachelor's Degree with Highest Honors
  • 1980
    Fellow, American Psychological Association, Divisions 28 + 38
  • 1980-1990
    ADAMHA Research Scientist Development Award
  • 1984
    Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 28, Psychopharmacology
  • 1986
    Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • 1987
    Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
  • 1989
    Fellow, Association for Clinical Psychosocial Research
  • 1990
    DVA Research Career Scientist Award
  • 2003
    George Sarlo Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2003
    National Institutes of Health Senior Scientist Award

Selected Publications

  1. Harrison A, Ramo D, Hall SM, Estrada-Gonzalez V, Tolou-Shams M Cigarette Smoking, Mental Health, and Other Substance Use among Court-Involved Youth.  View on PubMed
  2. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Hall S, Ling PM, Belohlavek A, Prochaska JJ A randomized controlled evaluation of the tobacco status project, a Facebook intervention for young adults.  View on PubMed
  3. Hall SM, Humfleet GL, Gasper JJ, Delucchi KL, Hersh DF, Guydish JR Cigarette Smoking Cessation Intervention for Buprenorphine Treatment Patients.  View on PubMed
  4. Hall SM Commentary on Laude et al. (2017): Extended treatment for cigarette smoking cessation.  View on PubMed
  5. Gubner NR, Guydish J, Humfleet GL, Benowitz NL, Hall SM Nicotine biomarkers and rate of nicotine metabolism among cigarette smokers taking buprenorphine for opioid dependency.  View on PubMed
  6. Leyro TM, Crew EE, Bryson SW, Lembke A, Bailey SR, Prochaska JJ, Henriksen L, Fortmann SP, Killen JD, Killen DT, Hall SM, David SP Retrospective analysis of changing characteristics of treatment-seeking smokers: implications for further reducing smoking prevalence.  View on PubMed
  7. Hendricks PS, Hall SM, Tyus LR, Thorne CB, Lappan SN, McMurray MV, Bailey WC, Cropsey KL, Baker TB Withdrawal exposure with withdrawal regulation training for smoking cessation: a randomized controlled pilot trial.  View on PubMed
  8. Barnett PG, Wong W, Jeffers A, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ Cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation treatment initiated during psychiatric hospitalization: analysis from a randomized, controlled trial.  View on PubMed
  9. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ The Tobacco Status Project (TSP): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a Facebook smoking cessation intervention for young adults.  View on PubMed
  10. Benowitz NL, Nardone N, Dains KM, Hall SM, Stewart S, Dempsey D, Jacob P Effect of reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes on cigarette smoking behavior and tobacco smoke toxicant exposure: 2-year follow up.  View on PubMed
  11. Bergen AW, Michel M, Nishita D, Krasnow R, Javitz HS, Conneely KN, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Hops H, Zhu AZ, Baurley JW, McClure JB, Hall SM, Baker TB, Conti DV, Benowitz NL, Lerman C, Tyndale RF, Swan GE, Drug Metabolizing Enzyme and Transporter Gene Variation, Nicotine Metabolism, Prospective Abstinence, and Cigarette Consumption.  View on PubMed
  12. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Ramo DE, Young-Wolff KC, Delucchi K, Brown RA, Hall SM Gender differences in a randomized controlled trial treating tobacco use among adolescents and young adults with mental health concerns.  View on PubMed
  13. Leyro TM, Hendricks PS, Hall SM If at first you don't succeed: characterization of smokers with late smoking abstinence onset.  View on PubMed
  14. Hall SM, Shi Y, Humfleet GL, Muñoz RF, Reus VI, Prochaska JJ Smoking cessation abstinence goal in treatment-seeking smokers.  View on PubMed
  15. Schuck RK, Dahl A, Hall SM, Delucchi K, Fromont SC, Hall SE, Bonas T, Prochaska JJ Smokers with serious mental illness and requests for nicotine replacement therapy post-hospitalisation.  View on PubMed
  16. Bergen AW, Javitz HS, Krasnow R, Michel M, Nishita D, Conti DV, Edlund CK, Kwok PY, McClure JB, Kim RB, Hall SM, Tyndale RF, Baker TB, Benowitz NL, Swan GE Organic cation transporter variation and response to smoking cessation therapies.  View on PubMed
  17. Grady ES, Humfleet GL, Delucchi KL, Reus VI, Muñoz RF, Hall SM Smoking cessation outcomes among sexual and gender minority and nonminority smokers in extended smoking treatments.  View on PubMed
  18. Young-Wolff KC, Fromont SC, Delucchi K, Hall SE, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ PTSD symptomatology and readiness to quit smoking among women with serious mental illness.  View on PubMed
  19. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Delucchi K, Young-Wolff KC, Benowitz NL, Hall S, Bonas T, Hall SM Multiple risk-behavior profiles of smokers with serious mental illness and motivation for change.  View on PubMed
  20. Hendricks PS, Delucchi KL, Benowitz NL, Hall SM Clinical significance of early smoking withdrawal effects and their relationships with nicotine metabolism: preliminary results from a pilot study.  View on PubMed

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