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Francisco Cartujano Barrera, M.D.

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Research Interest: Community-based participatory research for cancer prevention (e.g., tobacco prevention and cessation) among underrepresented minorities.

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Latino smokers living with HIV

Lead Researcher: Francisco Cartujano

All participants will receive a 12-week text messaging intervention and will be offered nicotine replacement therapy at no cost. Participants will be asked to complete a baseline survey and a follow-up survey 3 months after enrollment. Eligible individuals self-identify as Hispanic or Latino, are HIV-positive, and are at least 21 years old. An active cellphone with unlimited text messaging capability is required to participate.

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Ruderman SA, Nance RM, Drumright LN, Whitney BM, Hahn AW, Ma J, Haidar L, Eltonsy S, Mayer KH, Eron JJ, Greene M, Mathews WC, Webel A, Saag MS, Willig AL, Kamen C, Mccaul M, Chander G, Cachay E, Lober WB, Pandya C, Cartujano-Barrera F, Kritchevsky SB, Austad SN, Landay A, Kitahata MM, Crane HM, Delaney JAC. "Development of frail RISC-HIV: a risk score for predicting frailty risk in the short-term for care of people with HIV." AIDS.. 2023 Feb 1; Epub 2023 Feb 01.

Cartujano-Barrera F, Hernández-Torres R, Chávez-Iñiguez A, Orfin RH, Fernandez ID, Rivera PM, Cupertino AP. "Spanish version of the susceptibility to e-cigarettes scale among Latino adolescents." Tobacco prevention & cessation.. 2023 9:01. Epub 2023 Jan 05.

Crane HM, Ruderman SA, Whitney BM, Nance RM, Drumright LN, Webel AR, Willig AL, Saag MS, Christopoulos K, Greene M, Hahn AW, Eron JJ, Napravnik S, Mathews WC, Chander G, McCaul ME, Cachay ER, Mayer KH, Landay A, Austad S, Ma J, Kritchevsky SB, Pandya C, Achenbach C, Cartujano-Barrera F, Kitahata M, Delaney JA, Kamen C, . "Associations between drug and alcohol use, smoking, and frailty among people with HIV across the United States in the current era of antiretroviral treatment." Drug and alcohol dependence.. 2022 Sep 30; 240:109649. Epub 2022 Sep 30.