Elbert D. Glover, PhD
Director, Center for Health Behavior Research
Professor and Chair, Department of Public and Community Health
eglover1 (at) umd.edu
Dr. Elbert Glover is the Director of The Center for Health Behavior Research
and has been involved in clinical trials research for over 20 years. Dr. Glover
has established himself as an expert in the field of nicotine dependence. As
a researcher, he not only possesses the ability to conduct research studies,
but also possesses the skills to present findings at national and international
conferences. Although he continues to evaluate new compounds for nicotine dependence,
he has also ventured into evaluating compounds for other indications (ie. depression,
generalized anxiety, diabetes, obesity, binge eating and alcohol dependence). For his complete biography, click here.
Pamela I. Clark, PhD
Senior Research Professor, Center for Health Behavior Research
clarkp (at) umd.edu
Dr. Pamela I. Clark received her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of South Florida. Dr. Clark's research interests include youth risk behaviors, particularly tobacco initiation, maintenance, and cessation, and evaluation of potentially reduced exposure tobacco products. Dr. Clark is currently studying physiologic responses to variation in smoke particle pH, as well as the smoke chemistry and smoking topography of hookah (waterpipe). Other research interests are system modeling in public health and developing indicators for environmental determinants of health risk behaviors. Dr Clark is a recipient of several RO1s and outside funding as PI totaling nearly 30 million dollars.
Barbara J. Albert, MD
Medical Director, Center for Health Behavior Research
balbert (at) umd.edu
Dr. Barbara Albert is the Medical Director in the Center for Health Behavior Research. She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and began her residency training in Internal Medicine and Primary Care Medicine at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She completed her residency training and a fellowship in Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she also earned an M.S. in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr. Albert has been affiliated with the University of Maryland, School of Public Health for more than 14 years, where she has been a medical advisor for the Wellness Research Lab as well as a medical consultant for numerous studies.
Eva Sharma, MPH
Graduate Research Assistant
esharmaa (at) umd.edu
Eva Sharma is a doctoral student in the Department of Public and Community Health and has been working as a research/medical assistant in the Center for Health Behavior Research, since 2006. She is involved in data collection and documentation, data analysis, and grant writing in tobacco related research grants. She has also been involved in Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials for smoking cessation products such as nicotine vaccine, Selegiline and Dianicline. Eva earned her Masters in Public Health from University of Maryland, College park (2008) and Bachelors in Pharmacy from Kathmandu University, Nepal (2003). Her doctoral interests include instrument development, alternative tobacco products such as hookah, and clinical trials in tobacco research. Her other research interests include menthol cigarettes and international tobacco control policies.