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Jean Beckham, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, and a staff clinical psychologist for the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her clinical research focuses on the long-term effects, both psychological and physical, of exposure to trauma. She is currently funded to examine the effect of trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorder on smoking behavior. She is also funded to evaluate the relationship between mood, psychophysiological response and health problems in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Under review is a project to evaluate the effect of trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder and menstrual cycle in women smokers.

James D. Lane, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lane's area of study is in Medical Psychology & Behavioral Medicine. His current research interests include the study of caffeine and the investigation of smoking cessation on special clinical populations. Please visit Dr. Lane's webpage for more in-depth information on his research: www.duke.edu/~jdlane

Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, Director of the Durham VA and Duke University Smoking Research Lab, Co-director of the Durham VA Stop Smoking Clinic, and an Ambulatory Care Physician at the Durham VA Medical Center. In collaboration with the Nicotine Research Program, his research interests include pharmacologic treatments for smoking cessation and understanding the basis for nicotine dependence. He has over 30 scientific publications, serves on the Veterans Affairs National Smoke-Free Advisory Group, and gives grand rounds and CME lectures on smoking cessation for clinicians. His qualifications include a BA in history from Stanford University, MD from the University of  Wisconsin/Madison, completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky/Lexington, and a Masters in biometry during a General Medicine Fellowship at Duke University. Please feel free to contact Dr. Westman via e-mail for more information at ewestman@duke.edu.