Translational Tobacco Reduction Research Program

The Translational Tobacco Reduction Research Program (T2R2) is a joint program of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (MBRCC) and the West Virginia Prevention Research Center

The purpose of this program is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists who are conducting cutting edge research related to tobacco prevention and control. Collaboration and communication across disciplines will accelerate the pace at which we put effective tools, services, policies and knowledge into the community.

T2R2’s mission is to translate research into real-world strategies that protect youth and adults from harm caused by tobacco. The program focuses on:

  • Determinant Research - Investigations of genetic, environmental, and bio-behavioral determinants or consequences of tobacco use.
  • Intervention Research - Investigations of effective interventions to prevent, reduce, and stop tobacco use.
  • Policy Research - Assessments of the effectiveness and economic impact of tobacco-related policy and practice in public and private sectors.
  • Dissemination, Evaluation, Outreach - Translation of basic, clinical, or population research into policy and practice through practitioner training, dissemination, and evaluation.