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Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-0511

Biography

As Associate Director of the Smoking Research Program, and Director of the Center for a Tobacco-Free Finger Lakes, Dr. McIntosh is currently involved with the study of nicotine dependence interventions with various populations and the training of physicians and other medical professionals in guideline-based nicotine dependence interventions. He has completed an NCI-funded randomized controlled trial studying WATI with community college students . He is co-investigator on several global health projects concerning distance training platforms, maternal health improvement and diabetes prevention. He was recently co-investigator for a randomized controlled trial for smoking cessation in the Dominican Republic, investigator on an obesity prevention project in large worksites, and Site Principal Investigator for a study of smoking cessation education in Medical Schools.

He is a founding Co-Chair of WATI (Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions), an ongoing series of international workshops funded by the National Cancer Institute, Health Canada, and the American Legacy Foundation. He is conducting several pilot projects dealing with behavioral interventions for obesity. Finally, Dr. McIntosh is Course Director of a Community Health Improvement Practicum and rotation director for Preventive Medicine Residents.

Professional Background

As Director of the Center for a Tobacco-Free Finger Lakes and Associate Director of the Smoking Research Program, Dr. McIntosh is involved with the study of nicotine dependence interventions with various populations and the training of physicians and other medical professionals in guideline-based nicotine dependence interventions. He is a founding Co-Chair of WATI (Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions), an ongoing series of international workshops funded by the National Cancer Institute, Health Canada, and the American Legacy Foundation. He has completed an NCI-funded randomized controlled trial studying WATI with community college students . He is co-investigator on several global health projects concerning distance training platforms, maternal health improvement and diabetes prevention. He has been a project manager/co-investigator for randomized controlled trials for smoking cessation in the Dominican Republic, investigator on an obesity prevention project at worksites, and Site Principal Investigator for a study of smoking cessation education in Medical Schools.

Dr. McIntosh received his B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University, his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. His current appointments at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are in the Departments of Public Health Sciences (primary), Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, and the Center for Community Health. Prior to the University of Rochester, Dr. McIntosh was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Spanish Family Guidance Center / Center for Family Studies) at the University of Miami.

Research

Research: Technology-assisted and self-help interventions for risk behavior change.

As Associate Director of the Smoking Research Program, and Director of the Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center, Dr. McIntosh is currently involved with the study of stop-smoking interventions with various populations and the training of physicians and other medical professionals in guideline-based nicotine dependence interventions. He is currently Principal Investigator of a randomized controlled trial funded by the National Cancer Institute entitled, "Web Assisted Tobacco Interventions with Community College Students." His is also currently co-investigator of a study of the use of Telemedicine. He was recently Site Principal Investigator of an inner-city neighborhood improvement program. He is co-investigator for a randomized controlled trial for smoking cessation in the Dominican Republic. He has previously been co-investigator on an obesity prevention project in large worksites, and Site Principal Investigator for a study of smoking cessation education in Medical Schools. He is a founding Co-Chair of WATI (Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions), an ongoing series of international workshops funded by the National Cancer Institute, Health Canada, and the American Legacy Foundation. Finally, Dr. McIntosh is Course Director of a required 4th Year Medical School course in Community Health Improvement.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1984
BS | Iowa State University
Psychology

1986
MA | University of Missouri-Columbia
Counseling Psychology

1993
PhD | University of Miami
Counseling Psychology

Awards

2008
Fight Back Award: Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy in Tobacco Control
Sponsor: American Cancer Society, Finger Lakes Region, NY

2007
Certificate of Appreciation: Contributions in tobacco control
Sponsor: American Cancer Society

2006
Certificate of Appreciation: Contributions to the Development of Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions (WATI)
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute

2006
Certificate of Appreciation: Preceptor for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Univ of Rochester Ctr for Advocacy, Comm Health, Ed. & Diversity

2005
Educational Program of the Year, Assoc of Teachers of Prev Med
Sponsor: Univ of Rochester SMD
Location: Rochester, NY

2004
Outstanding Community Service Award: American Academy of Medical Colleges
Sponsor: Univ of Rochester SMD
Location: Rochester, NY

2004
Plain Language Award: NIH Clearing the Air, Quit Smoking Today, a self-help guide for smoking cessation
Sponsor: NIH/USDHHS/NCI

2004
Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education

2003
Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Prog,
Sponsor: NCI & SAMHSA national websites

2002
Invited Advocate: One Voice Against Cancer
Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Location: Washington, DC

1992
Merit Award: Outstanding contributions in the promotion of knowledge and services to Hispanic families
Sponsor: Univ of Miami School of Medicine
Location: Miami, FL

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/8/2017
McIntosh S, Johnson T, Wall AF, Prokhorov AV, Calabro KS, Ververs D, Assibey-Mensah V, Ossip DJ. "Recruitment of Community College Students Into a Web-Assisted Tobacco Intervention Study." JMIR research protocols. 2017 May 8; 6(5):e79. Epub 2017 May 08.

4/20/2017
Leischow SJ, Okamoto J, McIntosh S, Ossip DJ, Lando HA. "Network analysis of global tobacco control collaboration: data from the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)." BMC public health. 2017 Apr 20; 17(1):338. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

2017
McIntosh S; Pérez-Ramos J; David T; Demment MM; Avendaño E; Ossip DJ; Dye T. "A globally networked hybrid approach to public health capacity training for maternal health professionals in low and middle income countries." Global Health Research and Policy. 2017; 2(1): 8.

Books & Chapters

2001
Book Title: Clear Horizons: A Self-Help Guide to Smoking Cessation for Midlife/Older Smokers
Author List: Orleans, C.T., Rimer, B.K., Telepchak, J.M., Fleisher, L., Keintz, M.K., Robinson, R.G., Noll, E.L., Boyd, N.R., Ossip-Klein, D.J., & McIntosh, S.
Published By: University of Rochester2001 in Rochester, NY

1997
Chapter Title: The Evolution of Structural Ecosystemic Theory for Working with Latino Families.
Book Title: Psychological Interventions and Research with Latino Populations.
Author List: Szapocznik, J., Kurtines, W., Santisteban, D.A., Pantin, H., Scopetta, M., Mancilla, Y., Aisenberg, S., McIntosh, S., Perez-Vidal, A., & Coatsworth, D.
Edited By: J.G. Garcia & M.C. Zea.
Published By: Allyn & Bacon.1997 in Needham Heights, MA.

1996
Chapter Title: African American Women: Their Families and HIV/AIDS.
Book Title: Health Psychology Through The Lifespan: Practice and Research Opportunities.
Author List: Greenwood, D., Szapocznik, J., McIntosh, S., Antoni, M., Ironson, G., Tejeda, M., Clarington, L., Samuels, D. & Sorhaindo, L.
Edited By: R.J. Resnick and R.H. Rozensky
Published By: American Psychological Association.1996 in Washington, DC.

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