Dr. Marc Steinberg is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention lab. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Director of the Doctoral Psychology Internship program at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. His research focuses on tobacco use and dependence, including tobacco dependence treatment development, tobacco use in smokers with psychiatric comorbidity, the relationship between smoking and task persistence/distress tolerance, and motivational interviewing as an approach to encourage smokers to make a quit attempt. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, he also trains clinicians in the use of motivational interviewing.

Dr. Steinberg is active in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) where he serves on its Advisory Committee. He is also a Deputy Editor for the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.