Brad Rodu, D.D.S.

Brad Rodu, D.D.S.

Education:

D.D.S., Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 1977
Oral Pathology Residency, Emory University, Atlanta GA, 1979
Clinical Associate in Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1979-1981

Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research, James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Contact Information:

Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 208
University of Louisville
505 South Hancock St.
Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Phone 502-852-7793
Fax 502-852-7979
Email: brad.rodu@louisville.edu

Websites:

http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/

http://www.smokersonly.org/

http://www.switchandquitowensboro.org

Research Description:

For twenty years Dr. Rodu has conducted research on tobacco harm reduction, involving permanent nicotine maintenance with safer tobacco products by smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit with conventional cessation methods.  He has collaborated with other investigators to publish (1) studies of constituent levels in smokeless tobacco products, (2) the first smoking cessation trial employing a smokeless tobacco product, (3) descriptive and analytic epidemiologic studies of the prevalence of, and the mortality attributable to smoking and smokeless tobacco use, (4) the impact of smoking and smokeless tobacco use on overweight and obesity, (5) the impact of smokeless tobacco use on smoking prevalence and mortality in Sweden and Europe, (6) and the perceptions of the health risks related to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, nicotine and secondhand smoke,

Literature Cited:

  1. Rodu B. An alternative approach to smoking control.   American Journal of the Medical Sciences 308: 32-34, 1994.
  2. Rodu B, Cole P.  Tobacco-related mortality.  Nature 370: 184, 1994.
  3. Tilashalski K, Rodu B, Cole P.  A pilot study of smokeless tobacco in smoking cessation.  American Journal of Medicine 104: 456-458, 1998.
  4. Rodu B, Cole P.  Impact of the American anti-smoking campaign on lung cancer mortality.  International Journal of Cancer 97: 804-806, 2002.
  5. Rodu B, Cole P.  Smokeless tobacco use and cancer of the upper respiratory tract.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology 93: 511-515, 2002.
  6. Rodu B, Stegmayr B, Nasic S, Asplund K.  Impact of smokeless tobacco use on smoking in northern Sweden.  Journal of Internal Medicine 252: 398-404-2002.
  7. Rodu B, Stegmayr B, Nasic S, Cole P, Asplund K.  Evolving patterns of tobacco use in northern Sweden.  Journal of Internal Medicine 253: 660-665, 2003.
  8. Rodu B, Stegmayr B, Nasic S, Cole P, Asplund K.  The influence of smoking and smokeless tobacco use on weight among men.  Journal of Internal Medicine 255:102-107, 2004.
  9. Rodu B, Cole P.  The burden of mortality from smoking: comparing Sweden with other countries in the European Union.  European Journal of Epidemiology 19: 129-131, 2004.
  10. Rodu B, Jansson C.  Smokeless tobacco and oral cancer: a review of the risks and determinants.  Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine 15: 252-263, 2004.
  11. Tilashalski K, Rodu B, Cole P.  Seven year follow-up of smoking cessation with smokeless tobacco.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 37: 105-108, 2005.
  12. Rodu B, Jansson J-H, Eliasson M.  The low prevalence of smoking in the northern Sweden MONICA Study, 2009.  Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 41: 808-811, 2013.
  13. Rodu B, Cole P.  Lung cancer mortality: comparing Sweden with other countries in the European Union.  Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 37: 481-486, 2009.
  14. McAdam KG, Faizi A, Kimpton H, Porter A, Rodu B.  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in US and Swedish smokeless tobacco products.  Chemistry Central Journal 2013, 7:151 doi:10.1186/1752-153X-7-151.  Available at: http://journal.chemistrycentral.com/content/7/1/151/abstract
  15. Plurphanswat N, Rodu B.  The association of smoking and demographic characteristics on body mass index and obesity among adults in the U.S., 1999––2012.  BMC Obesity 1:18, 2014 (Open Access, available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s40608-014-0018-0.pdf )

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