Andrea King, PhD, is a psychiatrist who focuses on tobacco and alcohol addiction, assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, and cancer prevention and control. Dr. King is also the director of Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory. She is also co-leader of Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, director of the tobacco treatment program at the University of Chicago, and developer of the Courage to Quit® tobacco cessation program delivered by the Respiratory Health Association across the Chicagoland area.
She is currently principal investigator of several grants from the NIH, including tobacco cessation in underserved smokers and cancer patients, examination of e-cigarette use as a smoking cue, neurobiological substrates of alcohol and aggression, and laboratory and longitudinal assessment of binge drinkers. She has served on numerous study section panels at the NIH and received several awards for her academic excellence at the University of Chicago. In her spare time, Dr. King provides educational lectures in schools to youth about cigarette smoking, vaping, and addiction.