Elbert D. Glover, PhD, FAAHB, FASHA

Currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Behavioral & Community Health, & Founding Director of the Center for Health Behavior Research, Maryland School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

An internationally recognized authority on the topics of smoking cessation & smokeless tobacco, Dr Glover has more than >200 publications and approximately $45 million in grants to his credit. His work has appeared in such noted publications as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Archives of Otolaryngology, Addictive Behaviors, International Journal of Addictions, Journal of the American Dental Association, Modern Medicine, Journal of Family Practice, Addictions, American Journal of Health Behavior, Preventive Medicine, British Journal of Psychiatry, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Chest, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy, & American Journal of Medical Sciences.

While in academia Dr Glover’s particular interest was in the research of cessation aids for individuals interested in quitting tobacco. He conducted clinical trials with various nicotine pharmacologic adjuncts ie, nicotine gum (2mg & 4mg), nicotine transdermal patches, nicotine oral inhaler, nicotine nasal spray, & the nicotine sublingual tablet (the only phase III clinical trial conducted in the US). Moreover, he completed cessation trials with lobeline sulfate (nicotine blocker), bupropion SR (anti-­‐depressant), mecamylamine (antihypertensive), an anxiolytic (anxiety), sibutramine (weight reduction), rimonabant (the first drug in its class [endocabinnoid]), varenicline (the first drug in its class [partial agonist]), a nicotine vaccine, selegiline & other compounds. He maintained a keen interest in the physician’s role in smoking cessation & delivered over 550 invited medical grand rounds/workshops on the subject to physicians throughout the world. Moreover, he delivered over 335 national & international professional presentations to various medical & health professional organizations. He conducted research with a variety of populations ie, pregnant women, smokeless tobacco users, persons with gastrointestinal disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, & depression. Due to his research expertise in clinical trials research, he subsequently ventured into evaluating compounds for treating depression, generalized anxiety, diabetes, ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, bi-­‐polar disorder, binge-­‐ eating, & obesity all for which he held grants.

Dr Glover served in various capacities for 22 key health journals and/or publications among these are the American Journal of Public Health, Addictive Behaviors, NCI Journal, Journal Clinical Advances in Smoking Cessation, Physician & Sportsmedicine, Medical Self-­‐Care, Public Health Reports, American Journal of Health Education, Journal of School Health, Journal of Family Practice, Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, Advances in Dental Research, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Southern Medical Journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Drug Discovery Today, & the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Glover was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Health Behavior, Co-Founder of Health Behavior and Policy Review, and Executive Editor of Tobacco Regulatory Science. He is also founder of the American Academy of Health Behavior. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior, the American School Health Association, and the Royal Institute of Public Health (UK). He was previously named the 2003 Distinguished Scholar for the American Association of Health Education (AAHE), the 2005 Alliance Scholar for AAHPERD (only the 4th health educator in AAHPERD history to receive this distinction), Selected by the University of Maryland as a “Rainmaker” which designates a Research Leader, and in 2008 received the coveted American Academy of Health Behavior Research Laureate Medallion for his contribution to health behavior research. Moreover, as founder of the American Academy of Health Behavior was awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by the Academy.

Dr Glover appeared on many television programs; People, PM Magazine, 20/20, Charlie Rose Show, Town Meeting, Good Morning America, Week Days, C-Span, Health Talk America, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Sunday Magazine, CBS Morning News, D.O.C. (Doctors on Call), Televisa (Mexico City), Medical Discoveries (WCNC- Charlotte), MD TV (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Dateline, Peter Jennings Evening News World Report, CBS News, German Television, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Daybreak Cayman Islands, & numerous other television programs.

Moreover, he appeared on hundreds of radio programs throughout the North America & Europe, among these are “Sunday Rounds” on National Public Radio, “Radio Broadcast News” on ABC News, “Public Affairs Radio” in Canada, Off-Duty America on Dr. Derek DeSilva’s “Ask the Doctor” on National Public Radio, “Radio Programas” de Mexico, “New Broadcast Network,” “World Wide Live,” “CBS National Radio,” & “Washington Post Radio.”

Dr Glover resides in Greensboro, NC with his wife (Penny), partner, colleague & friend, & daughter (Paris). Dr Glover has two sons; Jason, engineer living in California and Jeremiah, software employee living in New York City. Dr Glover has 4 grandchildren.

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