Dr. Tindle joined the University of Pittsburgh as a K12 scholar. Her research program focuses on the application of mind-body therapies for tobacco dependence, particularly among adult smokers with coronary heart disease (CHD). Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, is associated with significant morbidity, and is a major cause of CHD. Despite standard therapy for tobacco dependence, the process of quitting smoking can produce mood, sleep, and cognitive disturbances, resulting in profound distress that hinders cessation attempts and hastens relapse. Smoking cessation therapies are needed to effectively address this gap in treatment, especially in vulnerable populations, such as patients with CHD, in whom increased stress may pose serious health consequences.