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Taneisha S. Scheuermann, Ph.D.

Taneisha Scheuermann portrait
Program Director, Master of Science in Clinical Research Program Co-Director, Population Health

Associate Professor, Population Health

Professional Background

Dr. Taneisha Scheuermann joined the faculty at KUMC in 2013 and is an Associate Professor in Population Health. She is trained as a counseling psychologist and her research is focused on smoking cessation. She earned her PhD in counseling psychology from The University of Akron and completed her postdoctoral training in the Center for Health Equity at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Scheuermann has a strong emphasis on health disparities, including racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities related to tobacco use and associated health outcomes.

Education and Training
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Health Equity, General Internal Medicine, The University of Minnesota Medical School



Dr. Scheuermann’s research has focused on several populations including pregnant women, hospitalized patients, ethnic minorities, and light and nondaily smokers. Her research is funded through a National Institute on Drug Abuse K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to develop and test a text-message intervention for pregnant and postpartum women who smoke. She is also pursuing a research program focused on implementation of evidence-based smoking cessation interventions in clinics serving pregnant and postpartum women.

  • Scheuermann, T., S, Richter, K., P, Jacobson, L., T, Shireman, T., I. 2017. Medicaid Coverage of Smoking Cessation Counseling and Medication Is Underutilized for Pregnant Women.. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 19 (5), 656-659
  • Jacobson, L., T, Dong, F, Scheuermann, T., S, Redmond, M., L, Collins, T., C. 2015. Smoking Behaviors Among Urban and Rural Pregnant Women Enrolled in the Kansas WIC Program.. Journal of Community Health, 40 (5), 1037-46
  • Scheuermann, Taneisha., S, Saint Onge, Jarron., M, Ramaswamy, Megha, COx, Lisa., Sanderson, Ahluwalia, Jasjit., S, Nollen, Nicole., L. 2020. The Role of Neighborhood Experiences in Psychological Distress Among African American and White Smokers. Race and Social Problems, 1-12