Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
My research is motivated by a commitment to reducing tobacco-related health disparities, with a focus on smokers with mental health conditions and smokers living in poverty—two populations with persistently high rates of tobacco use. As an Assistant Professor of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, I study gaps in tobacco treatment for smokers with psychiatric diagnoses and develop interventions to enhance the implementation of tobacco use treatment into behavioral health settings. My research also aims to understand economic determinants and costs of tobacco use and to develop interventions that reduce financial insecurity as a barrier to cessation in low-income populations. In pursuit of these aims, I have received extramural funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and Robin Hood Foundation.
I received my BS in psychology from the University of California San Diego, an MPH in health services management from the University of California Los Angeles, and a DrPH in health policy and management from the CUNY Graduate Center. I also received training in implementation science from the VA’s Center for Implementation Practice & Research Support. I teach a master’s-level course in dissemination and implementation science as part of the Department of Population Health's Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training (CEIRT) program.
I am an active member of the American Public Health Association, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), and Academy Health. I serve on the Disparities Committee for SRNT and the Advisory Committee for the Behavioral Health Services Research Interest Group at AcademyHealth.
DrPH from CUNY Graduate Center
MPH from University of California
American journal of preventive medicine. 2020 May; 58(5):683-690
Journal of general internal medicine. 2020 Mar; 35(3):824-831
American journal of health promotion. 2020 Feb 07; 890117120904002
Community mental health journal. 2020 Feb; 56(2):328-332
Nicotine & tobacco research. 2020 Jan 20;
BMC research notes. 2020 Jan 02; 13(1):3
American journal of medical quality. 2019 Dec 22; 1062860619893422
Journal of smoking cessation. 2019 Dec; 14(4):239-244