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Michael Amato

Research Investigator & Methodologist

Truth Initiative


Using his background in behavior change communication, tobacco control policy and quantitative methods, Dr. Michael Amato leads the data team that supports and evaluates Truth Initiative’s digital quitting programs, including The EX Program, BecomeAnEX and This Is Quitting. His research uses rigorous quantitative methods to investigate how online quit-smoking programs can best help smokers quit, with a particular focus on the relationship of online engagement with successful quitting.

Amato received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin. He originally came to Truth Initiative as an Ellen R. Gritz Postdoctoral Scholar, after a previous postdoctoral fellowship at ClearWay Minnesota.

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