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Behavioral Interventions & Behavioral Change

Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Research Programsmoking research photo

The Public Health Sciences Department has several faculty engaged in research around behavioral interventions, including tobacco cessation research and technology-assisted behavior change.

The Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Research Program currently houses several funded projects related to the study of and/or dissemination of best practices for Tobacco Cessation with Special Populations. Please visit the Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Research Program site for more information.

Program Faculty

Francisco Cartujano, MD

Paula Cupertino, PhD

Diana Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD
Dietary interventions using behavioral strategies

Yu Liu, MD, MPH
My research in this area includes the application of health theory-based models and community-based participatory research methods to enhance the continuum of HIV care (e.g., HIV testing, linkage-to-care, HIV medicine initiation/adherence and viral suppression) among gay, bisexual and other men who have men in high-risk communities in the U.S.

Scott McIntosh, PhD
Survey Research, Qualitative Methods, and technology-assisted behavior change

Molly McNulty, JD
The influence of the law on implementation; for example, examining federal and NYS tobacco laws as implemented at the county level

Deborah J. Ossip, PhD