Dr. Carpenter's general research interests are within nicotine dependence and tobacco control. He leads studies across the methodological continuum, from lab based studies on craving and stimulus control, to clinical trials for smoking cessation, to comprehensive, systems-wide delivery of cessation services. He has a number of studies that examine the behavioral consequences of alternative tobacco products, including electronic (e-)cigarettes. He has received funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and smaller foundations. He regularly mentors psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows, and is active in community advocacy to promote smoke-free legislation.