Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Shadel, William

  • William G. ShadelEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1814-1


William G. Shadel (Bill) is a Senior Behavioral Scientist and Associate Director of the Population Health Program at the RAND Corporation. In addition, he is a faculty in the Biobehavioral Oncology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He research applies and adapts theories and methods from personality psychology toward advancing an understanding of the mechanisms that regulate tobacco use in children, teens, and adults.

Before joining RAND in 2005, he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh (2001–2005) and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University (1997–2001).

He has been married to Nicole for nearly 20 years and, with her, is raising two spirited teenagers, Mila and Gus.

Early Life and Educational Background

Bill was born on January 22, 1968, in Washington, Pennsylvania, a small city just outside...

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Preparation of this entry was supported by R01CA196759 and R01CA175209.


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