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Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-0511

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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.

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

11/2021
McIntosh S, Coykendall C, Lin YS, Caufield M, Muller J, Rowe T, Block RC. "Patient voice and health education for familial hypercholesterolaemia". Health Education Journal. 2021; .

9/2021
Pérez-Ramos JG, McIntosh S, Barrett ES, Vélez Vega C, Dye TDV. "Attitudes Toward the Environment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Address Environmental Health Risks in Marginalized Communities: Prospective Cohort Study". Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2021; 23(9).

7/2021
Cartujano-Barrera F, McIntosh S, Cox LS, Arana-Chicas E, Catley D, Ellerbeck EF, Ossip DJ, Cupertino AP. "Translation and Examination of the Reliability and Validity of the Spanish Version of the Smoking Self-Efficacy Questionnaire Among Latino Smokers". Tobacco Use Insights. 2021; .

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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