Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

CDC’s Cessation Strategies

Ann M. Malarcher, PhD, MSPH
Senior Scientific Advisor, Epidemiology Branch of the Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Aug 18 2011 - 3:30pm

Tobacco use cessation is one of the CDC Office on Smoking and Health’s four priority areas for decreasing the burden of tobacco use in the United States.  This lecture will review current statistics on tobacco use cessation as well as the policy and community-based strategies CDC encourages states to implement through its National Tobacco Control Program to increase cessation.  New opportunities for making progress in cessation will also be discussed including FDA’s new cigarettes warning labels, changes in coverage to Medicaid and Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act as well as ongoing challenges.   
Dr. Malarcher is a Senior Scientific Advisor in the Epidemiology Branch of the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Her work with the branch focuses on conducting national and state surveillance of tobacco use and performing epidemiologic research on the health and economic burden of tobacco in the U.S.  She is a founding member of the US Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative, a member of the US National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative, and a liaison to the North American Quitline Consortium’s Advisory Council on Quality Initiative.  Her primary research interests include the state quitlines, health effects of tobacco use, youth tobacco cessation, and disparities in tobacco use and access and utilization of effective treatments.  She has worked in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC for nineteen years in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and smoking and health. She has an BS in Statistics and Biometry from Cornell University and an MSPH and PhD in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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