Prevention Science Seminar with Sophia Allen, Ph.D.

Sophia Allen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine

  • Tuesday December 6, 2022 from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • 312 Biobehavioral Health Building and via Zoom
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Sophia Allen, Ph.D.

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Sophia Allen received her Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. Dr. Allen’s research interests focus on substance use (nicotine) and addiction among African Americans who smoke and improving the impact of mobile health (mHealth) technology on smoking cessation interventions to reduce health disparities. 

Dr. Allen’s postdoctoral training included the coordination of clinical trials to investigate the health effects of a nicotine reduction standard in cigarettes among those with mood and anxiety disorders. She has also investigated the health and behavioral effects of adult smokers switching to novel tobacco products (e.g., e-cigarettes and nicotine film). 

Dr. Allen is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health K award and plans to develop and implement tailored mHealth smoking cessation interventions by using dynamic real-time assessments of behavior, experiences, and environmental factors.