Dr. Babalola Faseru is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Population Health and Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and Consultant Medical Epidemiologist at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). He received his Medical Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, and obtained his Master of Public Health from the University of Kuopio (Eastern Finland) in Finland with a Cancer Research Fellowship award from the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. He worked as a researcher at the Environmental Epidemiology Division of the National Public Health Institute in Finland before his appointment at KUMC where he did a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation and another NIH K30 Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology before his faculty appointment. He is a full member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center and the Director of the Tobacco Treatment Education program at the University of Kansas that has trained over 190 tobacco treatment specialists for Kansas within the past 5 years. He has served as a Faculty Advisor to over 40 KU medical students posted to 15 countries on international health electives. He received Excellence in Public Health Teaching awards in 2011, 2014, and 2022; and he was 2018 and 2019 University of Kansas Black History Month Honoree. He was featured in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Member spotlight in 2019 for his impact in tobacco-related health disparities research. Dr. Faseru has served on the Executive Board of Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) as Member-at-Large and Treasurer, and he has served on the Program Committees of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conferences and the Annual Meetings of the SRNT, SBM and AMERSA. He was a section head of the SRNT Global Certification Program Curriculum Review Board. He currently serves as a member of the Kansas Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Advisory Committee, Kansas Cancer Partnership steering committee and the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition board. He serves on NIH study sections, Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) and National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals Nicotine Dependence Specialist Task Force. He is the Lead Section Editor of the Epidemiology and Prevention Section of the Seventh Edition of the ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine and he Chairs the Education subcommittee for the IASLC Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee. He is on the editorial board of Contemporary Clinical Trials and an Associate Editor of Substance Abuse Journal.