Dr. Simmons’ research interests include the development of smoking cessation and relapse-prevention interventions for special populations including cancer patients, college students, and ethnic minorities. A resumption of smoking among cancer patients can result in numerous adverse health consequences. Dr. Simmons received a funding from the NCI to study smoking relapse among lung cancer and head and neck cancer patients. Study findings led to an NCI-funded grant to test the efficacy of the first targeted smoking relapse-prevention intervention for cancer patients. Dr. Simmons has also developed a line of research focusing on the systematic development of interventions for college student smokers. The primary aim of her current study in this area is to test the efficacy of an experiential, theory-based, web-intervention for college smokers. Finally, Dr. Simmons has conducted research on the development of culturally appropriate smoking relapse-prevention intervention materials for Hispanic smokers.