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Francisco Cartujano Barrera, M.D.

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Professional Background

Francisco Cartujano-Barrera, M.D. (he/él), is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Moreover, he is an Assistant Director of the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at the Wilmot Cancer Institute, part of the URMC.


Cartujano-Barrera (he/él) conducts community-based participatory research for cancer prevention and control (e.g., tobacco cessation) among underrepresented minorities. Particularly, he has focused on the development and implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate mobile interventions among Latinos. Cartujano-Barrera also serves as the Director of the Wilmot Cancer Institute Tobacco Cessation Program.

Clinical Trials

Vaping cessation among Latino young adults

Lead Researcher: Francisco Cartujano

All participants will receive a 12-week text messaging intervention. Participants will be asked to complete a baseline survey and a follow-up survey 3 months after enrollment. Eligible individuals self-identify as Latino, are 18-25 years old, and currently use electronic cigarettes. An active cellphone with unlimited text messaging capability is required to participate.

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Journal Articles

Rivera MP, Gudina AT, Cartujano-Barrera F, Cupertino P. "Disparities Across the Continuum of Lung Cancer Care." Clinics in chest medicine.. 2023 Sep; 44(3):531-542. Epub 2023 May 09.

Batista SA, Cupertino AFB, Cupertino AP, Botelho RBA, Pimentel J, Cartujano-Barrera F, Ginani VC. "Nutrition and Diet Apps: Brazilian Panorama before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Nutrients.. 2023 Aug 17; 15(16)Epub 2023 Aug 17.

Ruderman SA, Odden MC, Webel AR, Fitzpatrick AL, Crane PK, Nance RM, Drumright LN, Whitney BM, Mixson LS, Ma J, Willig AL, Haidar L, Eltonsy S, Mayer KH, O'Cleirigh C, Cropsey KL, Eron JJ, Napravnik S, Greene M, McCaul M, Chander G, Cachay E, Lober WB, Kritchevsky SB, Austad S, Landay A, Pandya C, Cartujano-Barrera F, Saag MS, Kamen C, Hahn AW, Kitahata MM, Delaney JA, Crane HM. "Tobacco Smoking and Pack-years are Associated with Frailty Among People with HIV." Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes : JAIDS.. 2023 Jun 26; Epub 2023 Jun 26.