Dr. Herb Severson
2006 Research Laureate
Dr. Severson is internationally respected for his work in tobacco prevention and control and in child behavioral disorders. He has been an author on two Surgeon General’s reports on tobacco use and an Institute of Medicine report. In 2006 he was the principal investigator of six grants and co-investigator on six others; chair of the board of Oregon Research Institute; and president of two companies. His presentation shared personal perspectives about shifts in tobacco-related research highlighting clinical and public health cessation efforts, traditional prevention approaches, and a new focus on reducing antisocial behavior and promoting school adjustment as an innovative way to reduce the onset of tobacco use.