William G. Shadel
William G. Shadel is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. He also holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, and is an member of the Biobehavioral Medicine Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He was on the faculty at both Brown University and the University of Pittsburgh before joining RAND in 2005.
Shadel's research ranges from basic human laboratory work designed to understand the biopsychosocial mechanisms that contribute to smoking initiation and cessation, to evaluating cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological smoking cessation interventions in the clinic and in public health settings. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters since 1993 and has been continuously funded as a principal investigator by the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse since 1999. Current grants examine how cigarette advertising contributes to adolescent and young adult smoking behavior and investigate the psychosocial mechanisms that underlie relapse in adult smokers. He has been or is currently on the editorial board of several journals, was associate editor of the American Psychological Association journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors from 2005 to 2007, and has served as a regular and ad hoc member of several grant review panels at the National Institutes of Health since 1999.
Shadel received his Ph.D in clinical health psychology and social/personality psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Concurrent Non-RAND PositionsAdjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
- Modeling the effect of cigarette advertising on adolescent smoking
- Evaluating the causal pathways from lapse to relapse in smokers
- In vivo assessment of young adults' exposure to cigarette advertising
Shadel, W.G., Martino, S.C., Setodji, C., & Scharf, D., "Momentary effects of exposure to pro-smoking media on college students' future smoking risk," Health Psychology, 31:460-466, 2012
Shadel, W.G., Martino, S.C., Setodji, C., Haviland, A., Primack, B. & Scharf, D., "Motives for smoking in movies affect future smoking intentions in middle school students: An experimental investigation," Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123:66-71, 2012
Shadel, W.G., & Scharf, D. "Interactions and the addictions," in H.J. Shaffer, D.A. LaPlante, & S.E. Nelson, The Addiction syndrome handbook, American Psychological Association, 2012
Shadel, W.G., Martino, S., Setodji, C., Cervone, D., Witkiewitz, K., Beckjord, E.B., Scharf, D., & Shih, R., "Lapse-induced surges in craving influence relapse in adult smokers: An experimental investigation," Health Psychology, 30:588-596, 2011
Honors & Awards
- Fellow, Association for Psychological Science