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Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-0511

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

Biography

As Co-Director of the Tobacco Cessation and Prevention 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 NIH-funded randomized controlled trial studying web-assisted tobacco interventions with community college students.

He has been a co-investigator on multiple global health projects concerning distance training platforms, tobacco cessation, maternal health improvement and diabetes prevention. He was a Site Principal Investigator for a study of smoking cessation education in Medical Schools.

He is a preceptor for preventive medicine residents and currently teaches the courses:
PM 412 - Survey Research
PM 426 - Social & Behavioral Medicine

Professional Background

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

Dr. McIntosh studies technology-assisted and self-help interventions for risk behavior change.

He was the founding Co-Chair of WATI (Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions), a series of international research workshops funded by the National Cancer Institute, Health Canada, and the American Legacy Foundation.

He is currently conducting several pilot projects with various under-studied populations, and is currently a Site Principal Investigator for a study of electronic cigarette users’ perceptions of product messaging concerning the harms of vaping flavors.

Credentials

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

5/10/2022
Cartujano-Barrera F, Cox LS, Castro EM, Lara D, Quiñones Z, McIntosh S, Ossip DJ, Cupertino AP. "Cigarro or cigarrillo? The pressing need to use culturally and linguistically appropriate terminology for tobacco control among Spanish-speaking Latinos." Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.. 2022 May 10; Epub 2022 May 10.

3/8/2022
Bredella MA, Rubio DM, Attia J, Kelly TH, McIntosh S, Meagher EA, Pusek S, Rubio M, Tsevat J, Umans JG. "The Virtual CTSA Visiting Scholar Program to Support Early-Stage Clinical and Translational Researchers: Implementation and Outcomes." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2022 Mar 8; Epub 2022 Mar 08.

1/27/2022
Quiñones Z, Li D, McIntosh S, Avendaño E, Sánchez JJ, DiMare-Hering C, Flores Golfín D, Wang S, Pérez-Ramos JG, D V Dye T, Ossip DJ. "Predictors of Secondhand Smoke Exposure during pregnancy in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras." Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.. 2022 Jan 27; Epub 2022 Jan 27.

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 Rochester 2001 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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