Scott Sherman
Scott Sherman, MD, MPH
NYU Langone Health - Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Psychiatry
NYU College of Global Public Health - Professor of Global Public Health
NYU Langone Health - Co-Chief, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use, Department of Population Health
MD, Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
MPH, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
AB, Mathematics, Brown University
Research Interests
Smoking cessation, alternative tobacco products, substance abuse/dependence, health services research, implementation research
After receiving his MD from NYU School of Medicine, Scott Sherman completed a residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital and then a research fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Sherman joined the faculty at University of California, Los Angeles in 1991 and was a staff physician for the Veterans Health Administration (VA). In 2005, he transferred back to New York City, where he is currently Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Section of Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use. Dr. Sherman’s main area of interest is how to redesign health care systems to better help people quit smoking. He is particularly focused on Translational Studies, which examine the effectiveness of interventions in routine practice, as well as how to disseminate and implement them. Dr. Sherman is currently PI/MPI of seven major grants: 1) a mid-career mentoring award (K24 – NIH/NIDA), 2) A behavioral economic intervention to improve psychiatrist adherence to tobacco treatment guidelines (R34 – NIDA), 3) Integrating Financial Management and Smoking Cessation Counseling to Reduce Health and Economic Disparities in Low-Income Immigrants (Robin Hood Foundation) 4) Center for Alternative Tobacco Product Studies (New York State), 5) Text messaging to engage and retain Veterans in smoking cessation counseling (VA Health Services Research and Development Service), 6) Comparing an opt-out to an opt-in approach for smoking cessation in VA primary care clinics (VA Health Services Research and Development Service), and 7) NYU/Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Center.
Principal Investigator, A Female-Specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group for Alcohol Use Disorder in VA Primary Care Settings. Active
Principal Investigator, Financial Incentive Strategies for Smoking Cessation in High-Risk Hospitalized Patients. Active
Principal Investigator, Assessing Use of Alternative Tobacco Products Among Students at City University of New York (CUNY). Completed
Principal Investigator, Behavioral Economic Intervention to Improve Psychiatrist Adherence to Tobacco Treatment Guidelines. Completed
Principal Investigator, Center for Alternative Tobacco Product Studies. Completed
Principal Investigator, Comparing an Opt-Out to an Opt-In Approach for Smoking Cessation In VA Primary Care Clinics. Completed
Principal Investigator, Effectiveness of Smoking-Cessation Interventions for Urban Hospital Patients. Completed
Principal Investigator, Integrating Financial Management Counseling and Smoking Cessation Counseling to Reduce Health and Economic Disparities in Low-Income Immigrants. Completed
Principal Investigator, Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research. Completed
Principal Investigator, NYU/Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Center. Completed
Principal Investigator, Proactive Outreach for Smokers in VA Mental Health. Completed
Principal Investigator, Text Messaging to Engage and Retain Veterans in Smoking Cessation Counseling. Completed


Krishnan N, Berg CJ, Elmi AF, Klemperer EM, Sherman SE, Abroms LC (2024).
Trajectories of ENDS and cigarette use among dual users: Analysis of waves 1 to 5 of the PATH Study
Tobacco Control, 33 (e1), e62-e68. doi: 10.1136/tc-2022-057405.

Karey E, Xu S, He P, Niaura RS, Cleland CM, Stevens ER, Sherman SE, El-Shahawy O, Cantrell J, Jiang N (2024).
Longitudinal association between e-cigarette use and respiratory symptoms among US adults: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study Waves 4-5
PLoS One, 19 (2), e0299834. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0299834. PMCID: PMC10903800.

Stevens ER, Mead-Morse EL, Labib K, Kahn LG, Choi S, Sherman SE, Oncken C, Williams NJ, Loney T, El-Shahawy O (2024).
Prevalence and factors associated with second hand smoke exposure among a sample of pregnant women in Cairo, Egypt
BMC Women's Health, 24 (1), 145. doi: 10.1186/s12905-023-02821-2. PMCID: PMC10898124.

Hogan TP, Sherman SE, Dardashti N, McMahon N, Slightam C, Zulman DM (2024).
Realizing virtual care in VA: Supporting the healthcare system’s journey towards enhanced access, engagement, and outcomes
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 39 (Suppl 1), 1-4. doi: 10.1007/s11606-024-08618-9. PMCID: PMC10937885.

Cruvinel E, Mussulman L, Scheuermann T, Shergina E, He J, Sherman S, Harrington K, Rigotti NA, Tindle H, Zhu SH, Richter K (2024).
Hospital-initiated smoking cessation among patients admitted with behavioral health conditions
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2024 Feb 7]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-024-08646-5.


Sherman S (2008).
A framework for tobacco control: lessons learnt from Veterans Health Administration
BMJ, 336, 1016-1019. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39510.805266.BE. PMCID: PMC2364861.

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