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Susan Flocke, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente Endowed Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine


Susan ‘Sue’ Flocke, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Her research is focused on enhancing preventive service delivery in the primary care setting, effective clinician-patient communication of health behavior change, and building linkages to community resources to facilitate behavior change. Current projects focus on tobacco assessment, assistance and cessation support within community health centers and establishing linkages to quitlines and other community support services. Her team is leading a project to implement and evaluate systems change and capacity to use an eReferral to increase tobacco cessation support for socially disadvantaged patients. Another project is focused on developing and evaluating a measure of nicotine dependence among adolescent and young adult smokers that use cigarillos. This work is jointly funded by NCI and FDA to develop a measure of nicotine dependence that is valid, reliable and relevant for users of cigarillos and multiple tobacco products. Beyond the utility of a new measure, this work has the potential to provide evidence about the harms and addictive qualities of these products and to inform policy and practice. In addition to her research, Dr. Flocke serves as a mentor to junior faculty members and fellows.

Education and training

    • M.A., 1990, Cleveland State University
    • Ph.D., 1997, Case Western Reserve University

Memberships and associations:

  • North American Primary Care Research Group
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco



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