Tanya Schlam

Assistant Professor


Schlam, Tanya

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Dr. Tanya Schlam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers. Her research focuses on health behavior change—primarily smoking cessation—and she works on developing interventions (including mobile health interventions) to help people acquire behavioral and cognitive control skills to optimize health outcomes in the face of societal, environmental, interpersonal, and psychological challenges. She teaches courses for the major in Health Promotion and Health Equity.

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  • Schlam, T. R., Baker, T. B., Smith, S. S., Bolt, D. M., McCarthy, D. E., Cook, J. W., Hayes-Birchler, T., Fiore, M. C., & Piper, M. E. (2020). Electronically monitored nicotine gum use before and after smoking lapses: Relationship with lapse and relapse. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 22, 2051-2058.
  • Schlam, T. R., & Baker, T. B. (2020). Playing around with quitting smoking: A randomized pilot trial of mobile games as craving response strategy. Games for Health Journal, 9, 64-70.
  • Schlam, T. R., Cook, J. W., Baker, T. B., Hayes-Birchler, T., Bolt, D. M., Smith, S. S., Fiore, M. C., & Piper, M. E. (2018). Can we increase smokers' adherence to nicotine replacement therapy and does this help them quit?. Psychopharmacology, 235, 2065-2075.
  • Schlam, T. R., Fiore, M. C., Smith, S. S., Fraser, D., Bolt, D. M., Collins, L. M., Mermelstein, R., Piper, M. E., Cook, J. W., Jorenby, D. E., Loh, W. Y., & Baker, T. B. (2016). Comparative effectiveness of intervention components for producing long-term abstinence from smoking: A factorial screening experiment. Addiction, 111, 142-155.
  • Schlam, T. R., Wilson, N. L., Mischel, W., & Ayduk, O. (2013). Preschoolers' delay of gratifications predicts their body mass 30 years later. The Journal of Prediatrics, 162, 90-93.