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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Cynthia S. Pomerleau, Ph.D. (Emerita)

Cynthia S. Pomerleau, Ph.D. (Emerita)

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:


  • M.A., University of Hartford
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., Smith College

Research Interest:

  • Postcessation weight gain as a barrier to smoking cessation
  • Psychiatric cofactors for smoking (depression, adult attention deficit disorder, disordered eating)
  • Interaction of smoking and menstrual cycle phase effects
  • Identification of complex phenotypes for smoking

Academic Appointment:

  • Research Professor Emerita, Department of Psychiatry
  • Research Professor Emerita, University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Pomerleau CS (1997). Cofactors for smoking and evolutionary psychobiology. Addiction 92:397-408.
  • Pomerleau CS, Marks JL, Pomerleau OF (2000). Who gets what symptom? Effects of psychiatric cofactors and nicotine dependence on patterns of nicotine withdrawal symptomatology. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2:275-280.
  • Pomerleau CS, Zucker AN, Stewart AJ (2001). Characterizing concerns about postcessation weight gain: Results from a national survey of women smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 3:55-64.
  • Pomerleau CS, Downey KK, Snedecor SM, Mehringer AM, Marks JL, Pomerleau OF (2003). Smoking patterns and abstinence effects in smokers with no ADHD, childhood ADHD, and adult ADHD symptomatology. Addictive Behaviors 28:1149-1157.
  • Pomerleau CS, Saules KK (2007). Body image, body satisfaction, and eating patterns in normal-weight and overweight/obese women current smokers and neversmokers. Addictive Behaviors, 32:2329-2334.
  • Pomerleau CS (2009). Life After Cigarettes: Why Women Smoke AND How to Quit, Look Great, and Manage Your Weight. Nashville, TN: Turner Publishing House.

Personal Links:

Cindy Ellis, Administrative Assistant

Nicotine Research

Other Publications