Kenneth A Perkins, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Iowa Clinical Psychology
University of Mississippi Medical Center/VA Medical CenterClinical Psychology
University of PittsburghCardiovascular Behavioral Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Research Interests

Nicotine dependence; Tobacco smoking persistence; Smoking cessation interventions
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Perkins, K.A., Kunkle, N., & Karelitz, J.L. Threshold dose for behavioral discrimination of cigarette nicotine content in menthol vs. non-menthol smokers. Psychopharmacology, 2017, 234, 1255-1265. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-017-4563-3
  2. Perkins, K.A., Karelitz, J.L., & Boldry, M.A. Nicotine acutely enhances reinforcement from non-drug rewards in humans. Frontiers in Psychiatry (Addictive Disorders section), 2017, 8, 65. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00065. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00065. Open access link: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00065/full
  3. Perkins, K.A. Procedures for conducting a Crossover Evaluation of Addiction Treatment Efficacy (CREATE) for novel medications in smoking cessation (Manual). University of Pittsburgh, 2013, revised 2016.
  4. Perkins, K.A. & Lerman, C. (2014) An efficient early Phase 2 procedure to screen medications for efficacy in smoking cessation. Psychopharmacology, 231: 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-013-3364-6.
  5. Perkins, K.A., Conklin, C.A., & Levine, M.D. (2008) Cognitive-behavioral therapy for smoking cessation: a practical guide to the most effective treatments New York: Routledge, 2008.