Scott Sherman, MD, MPH
Associate Professor; Co-Director – Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use
After receiving his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Sherman completed a residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center/New York University Medical Center and then a research fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Sherman joined the faculty at University of California, Los Angeles in 1991 and was a staff physician for the Veterans Health Administration (VA). In 2005, he transferred back to New York City, where he is currently Associate Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Section of Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use.
Dr. Sherman’s area of interest in general is how to redesign health care systems to better help people quit smoking. He is particularly focused on Translational Studies, which examine the effectiveness of interventions in routine practice, as well as how to disseminate and implement them. Dr. Sherman is currently leading five major grants: 1) Effectiveness of smoking-cessation interventions for urban hospital patients (NIH/NHLBI), 2) Patterns of communication and information transfer among hookah users (NIH/NCI), 3) a mid-career mentoring award (K24 – NIH/NIDA), 4) Proactive outreach to smokers in VA Mental Health Clinics (VA Health Services Research and Development Service), and 5) NYU/Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Center.
- Developing a Bi-national Buddy Intervention for Smoking Cessation and Cultural Education
- Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research for Dr. Scott Sherman: Understanding the Business and Economic Aspects of Waterpipe Tobacco Use
- NYU/Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Institute