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Amanda L.

Chief Health Officer

Truth Initiative

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As Chief Health Officer, Dr. Graham leads the tobacco cessation efforts of Truth Initiative with a focus on improving the health of the nation. With a PhD in clinical psychology and a distinguished career in behavioral science, Dr. Graham has dedicated her professional life to the intersection of technology and public health, pioneering innovative approaches to tobacco cessation. Under her leadership, Truth Initiative has launched groundbreaking digital cessation programs and initiatives that have set new standards in the fight against tobacco and nicotine addiction. Dr. Graham's work embodies a commitment to evidence-based strategies, leveraging the latest in digital health technologies to empower individuals to lead healthier lives free from the grips of tobacco addiction. Her expertise and passion for public health have made her a respected leader and advocate in the global effort to end the tobacco epidemic.

For 25 years, Dr. Graham’s NIH-funded research has focused on technology-based tobacco cessation interventions. She is internationally recognized as a thought leader in web and mobile quit-smoking interventions and online social networks and has been awarded over $15 million in research funding. She has published over 120 peer reviewed manuscripts and serves on National Institutes of Health study sections and numerous journal editorial boards. She is a frequent presenter at international, national, and local scientific and public health meetings. She has also been interviewed by numerous media outlets including NBC News, WIRED, HR Magazine, Employee Benefits Advisor, and, and has been quoted in top-tier outlets including CNN, US News & World Report, and the Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Graham obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Richmond. She earned her Master of Science and doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Brown Medical School where she remained on faculty for seven years. Dr. Graham is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and Adjunct Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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