University of Pittsburgh

Perkins, Kenneth

Perkins, Kenneth

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine (Secondary appointment in Dept. of Psychology)
PhD, University of Iowa
Biological and Health Program, Clinical Program, Clinical/Health Program


WPIC, 3811 O'Hara Street
Fax: 412-246-5390

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Accepting Graduate Students: No

Selected Publications

  • Perkins, K.A., Lerman, C. Fonte, C., Mercincavage, M., Stitzer, M.L., Chengappa, K.R.N., & Jain, A. (2010) Cross-validation of a new procedure for early screening of smoking cessation medications in humans. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 88, 109-114.
  • Perkins, K.A., Karelitz, J.L., Conklin, C.A., Sayette, M.A., & Giedgowd, G.E. (2010) Acute negative affect relief from smoking depends on the affect measure and situation, but not on nicotine. Biological Psychiatry, 67, 707-714.
  • Perkins, K.A., Ciccocioppo, M., Conklin, C., Milanak, M., Grottenthaler, A. & Sayette, M. (2008) Mood influences on acute smoking responses are independent of nicotine intake and dose expectancy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 79-93.
  • Perkins, K.A., Stitzer, M., & Lerman, C. (2006) Medication screening for smoking cessation: a proposal for new methodologies. Psychopharmacology, 184, 628-636.
  • Perkins, K.A., Doyle, T.D., Ciccocioppo, M., Conklin, C., Sayette, M., & Caggiula, A. (2006) Sex differences in the influence of nicotine dose instructions on the reinforcing and self-reported rewarding effects of smoking. Psychopharmacology, 184, 600-607.

Honors and Awards

  • President of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2001)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine