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Francisco Cartujano Barrera, M.D.

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Research Interest: Development and implementation of mobile health interventions for smoking cessation among underserved populations (e.g., Latinos, people living with HIV, people living in low- and middle-income countries).

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Graphic Messages to Prevent E-Cigarette Use Among Latino and African American Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Lead Researcher: Francisco Cartujano barrera

The aim of this study is to determine if graphic messages prevent future vaping use among African American and Latino adolescents. The images have been developed in a user-design model and include four main themes: health reward, financial reward, self-efficacy, and social norms. We will assess pre- and post-exposure reactions on likelihood of future vaping among African American and Latino adolescents.

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Journal Articles

Cartujano-Barrera F, Azogini C, McIntosh S, Bansal-Travers M, Ossip DJ, Cupertino AP. "Developing Graphic Messages for Vaping Prevention Among Black and Latino Adolescents: Participatory Research Approach." . 2021 Nov 23; 13(3):e29945. Epub 2021 Nov 23.

Cartujano-Barrera F, Cox LS, Catley D, Shah Z, Alpert AB, Cupertino AP. ""I'm a transgender man… I have to quit smoking for treatment and surgery": Describing the experience of a Latino transgender man during his attempt to quit smoking." Explore : the journal of science and healing.. 2021 Nov 17; Epub 2021 Nov 17.

Arana-Chicas E, Cartujano-Barrera F, Ogedegbe C, Ellerbeck EF, Cox LS, Graves KD, Diaz FJ, Catley D, Cupertino AP. "Feasibility and Effectiveness of Recruiting Latinos in -A Smoking Cessation Clinical Trial from an Emergency Department Patient Registry." International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2021 Oct 15; 18(20)Epub 2021 Oct 15.