The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction was created in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine  in 2001. Continuously funded by a P50 Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center Grant from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse, and additional extramural support,  CIRNA investigators conduct interdisciplinary research focused on improving the treatment of nicotine dependence for smokers who wish to quit smoking.  The highly collaborative research of CIRNA investigators spans from "cells to society", crossing departments and schools at the University of Pennsylvania and extending to institutions across North America.  Over the past 15 years, CIRNA has evolved to include 4 overarching and interrelated programs of research.  Details on our research, faculty, and opportunities for collaboration or research participation can be accessed using the links at the top of the page. 

CIRNA Research Programs

CIRNA Research Programs: treatment development and delivery, brain and behavior change, tobacco products and communication, adolescents and young adults

The image shows four related categories that make up parts of The Center for Interdisciplinary Study on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA). These categories overlap and interact to create and inform the research focuses within CIRNA. These categories include: Treatment Development and Delivery, Adolescents and Young Adults, Brain and Behavior Change, and Tobacco Products and Communication.