Vaughan W. Rees, PhD


Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Rees currently serves as the Principal investigator on the MassCONECT 4 Kids grant funded by NCMHD, as well as the co-investigator on grants from NCI and FAMRI. His research focuses on assessment of the influence of product design and marketing on smoker behavior and sensory perceptions. This work is used to inform tobacco control policy, develop resources for communicating risks of tobacco products, and enhance understanding of factors that contribute to tobacco dependence. He also leads work on a community-based intervention to reduce secondhand smoke exposure among young children, to reduce health disparities among underserved communities.