Rochester, Minnesota




Michael V. Burke, Ed.D., studies the treatment of tobacco use disorder. His research interests include treatment effectiveness, implementation of different treatment models into health care delivery, counseling and pharmacotherapy interventions, and improving the reach and sustainability of treatment.

Focus areas

  • Effectiveness of individual, group, inpatient and residential treatment for tobacco use disorder
  • Pharmacological and counseling interventions for the treatment of tobacco use disorder
  • Unique models of care such as web-based, text messaging and telephone support
  • Factors to support systematic identification and treatment in health care
  • Educating providers to improve treatment of tobacco use disorder

Significance to patient care

Tobacco use disorder remains the No. 1 cause of preventable and premature death in the U.S. Effective treatment helps people who are tobacco dependent become smoke-free and reduce their risk of premature death and disease. Improving the delivery of evidence-based treatment into health care can significantly improve patient outcomes.

Professional highlights

  • Board of directors, Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2005-2011
  • Founding board member, National Consortium for the Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches, 2011-2014
  • President, Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008-2009


Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine


  1. EdD - Psychology Rutgers Internship: Dept of Sports Medicine and College Counseling Center
  2. EdD - Counseling Psychology Rutgers University
  3. BS - Human Services Degree Thomas Edison College
  4. MHS - Counseling, Human Service Lincoln University

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