Dr. Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH

Adjunct Professor
Department of Health Behavior
UNC Family Medicine
Director, Department Advancement
UNC Family Medicine
Director, Tobacco Intervention Programs
UNC School of Medicine


Dr. Adam O. Goldstein is a professor of family medicine and director of tobacco intervention and weight management programs at the UNC School of Medicine. The tobacco intervention program provides research, evaluation and interventions on tobacco cessation and prevention around the U.S. and internationally. His grants on tobacco use and regulatory science have resulted in over $50 million in extramural funding from federal, state and foundation funding sources. This research has had extensive local, regional and national influence through print, radio and television media, with over 250 articles, essays, book chapters and books. Dr. Goldstein’s research has been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Goldstein has taught internationally on leadership development, health care reform and clinical medicine in Moldova, Ukraine, Israel, Haiti and Armenia.

Research Activities

- R01 looking at tobacco warnings on cigars, little cigars and cigarillos

- NIH supported research ton tobacco treatment in cancer centers

- National research on FDA, source credibility and evaluation of communication campaigns

- Evaluations of comprehensive state tobacco programs


  • MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 1993
  • MD, Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1987