Dr. MeLisa Creamer is assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin. Dr. Creamer’s research focuses on youth and tobacco use, with an emphasis on the co-variation of other behaviors with youth smoking.
Dr. Creamer worked closely with Drs. Cheryl Perry and Melissa Stigler on the 2012 Surgeon General’s Report on tobacco use among youth and young adults, and served as an author in the 2014 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report. Most recently, Dr. Creamer served as one of the four Senior Scientific Editors on the 2016 Surgeon General's Report: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults. She is a Co-Investigator of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth and Young Adults, funded as a P50 by the NCI/NIH. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from The University of Texas School of Public Health.
The overall goal of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults is to develop an integrated program of research and training to provide scientific evidence, and a career path for regulatory scientists, to support U.S. tobacco regulation.
The Office of the Surgeon General will release the 2012 Report on Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults. Faculty at The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) took a lead role in developing the report. Dr. Cheryl Perry, professor and regional dean of the Austin Regional Campus, was Senior Scientific Editor and lead author on the report. Dr. Melissa Stigler, assistant professor at UTSPH , was Senior Associate Editor and UTSPH doctoral students MeLisa Creamer and Emily Neusel were listed as contributors on the report.