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Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Phone: 412-246-6929
Fax: 412-692-4838

Research Program
Dr. Tindle’s broad aim is to understand the neurobiology of human self-regulation through the
specific study of recovery from nicotine dependence.  She actively incorporates this knowledge
from her research into the care of patients who desire to change their behavior in positive ways.
Working closely with mentors in Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition,
Psychiatry, and Cardiology, Dr. Tindle is seeking answers to the following research questions:
1. What human brain systems subserve successful coping with cigarette craving?
2. What is the role of behavioral and pharmacologic therapy in successful coping?
Does tobacco cessation therapy a) alter the neurophysiology of craving, b) facilitate the
neurophysiology of coping or c) both.
3. Who can be taught to self-regulate, and what are the characteristics of individuals who
are likely to respond to therapy?

. 4. How does successful self-regulation relate to clinically-relevant physiology and behavior,
such as stress responding and smoking behavior?
Leadership Positions and Honors
Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, University of Chicago Pritzker
School of Medicine, 1997-1998
Outstanding Intern Teaching Award, University of Chicago Pritzker
School of Medicine, 1996-1997
National Institutes of Health Medical Student, 1993
Sigma Xi, 1991

Representative Publications 
Tindle HA, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Eisenberg DM. Trends in use of complementary and
alternative medicine by United States adults: 1997–2002. Alt Ther Health & Med 11:
42-49, 2005
Tindle HA, Wolsko P, Davis RB, Eisenberg DM, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. Factors
associated with use of mind-body medicine by adults with prolonged musculoskeletal pain.
Complementary Ther Med 13(3):155-164, 2005
Tindle HA, Rigotti NA, Davis RB, Barbeau EM, Kawachi I, Shiffman S. Cessation among
smokers who used ‘lights’: Results from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey,
Am J Public Health 96:1498-1504, 2006
Tindle HA, Rigotti, NA, Barbeau EM, Davis RB, Eisenberg DM, Phillips RS. Guided Imagery
for Smoking Cessation: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Complementary Health Pract
Rev 11:166-175, 2006
  Revised 7/7/2008  la/tc


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