Jonathan Foulds, PhD. is a Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry at Penn State University, College of Medicine. He trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Glasgow, and obtained his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. He has spent most of his career developing and evaluating methods to help smokers beat their addiction to tobacco. He was a founding member and Vice President of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters on tobacco and nicotine and has been invited to speak on smoking cessation in over 15 countries. He acts as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies developing smoking cessation products and has testified to FDA on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco on regulation of nicotine replacement therapies. He is Co-director of the NIH-funded Penn State Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science. He continues to treat addicted smokers, teach on smoking cessation and conduct research on tobacco and health at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. 

Research Interests

Smoking; Schizophrenia; Nicotine; Therapeutics


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of London, Institute of Psychiatry, 1997
  • M.A.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1989
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Aberdeen (Scotland), 1987