University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Megan Piper, PHD


GIM - CTRI Faculty

MADISON, WI 53711-2059

(608) 265-5472


  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio – MA in Psychology
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin – PhD in Clinical Psychology

Professional Activities

Dr. Piper is a faculty member of the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine. She is Associate Director of Research at the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, and Program Co-Director and Director of Evaluation of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention Education Program. Dr. Piper served as Associate Editor of Nicotine & Tobacco Research for 7 years, is a peer reviewer for 20 peer reviewed journals, and is a member of the NIH Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions Study Section. She is a member of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, the Association for Psychological Science, the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence. In 2020, she was elected President of the international Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Piper’s clinical interests include psychotherapy and behavioral psychology. In her practice she works with patients with mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders.


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Dr. Piper’s NIH-funded research focuses on understanding and treating tobacco dependence, with an additional interest in different populations of smokers who have more difficulty quitting, such as women and smokers with mental illness. Her research includes helping smokers quit as well as understanding dependence on novel tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).