Robert Klesges is a Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Klesges is a former faculty member at UTHSC. His focus is on cancer prevention and control in adults, particularly the underserved. In recent years, Dr. Klesges has focused on dissemination of cancer prevention programs, primarily in the area of smoking cessation. His current research includes a smoking cessation dissemination trial in the U.S. military, evaluating the efficacy of a step-care approach for smoking cessation, and evaluating the efficacy of weight gain prevention program for hypertensives who quit smoking. He also serves as a collaborator of several projects that require behavioral science intervention expertise.