Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor of Med
Medicine
+1 415 206-6959

My research focuses on tobacco use in vulnerable populations, with a particular emphasis on interventions with the homeless population. My population-based research includes the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data, including the analysis of national data, to examine the use of novel tobacco products and the efficacy of tobacco control policies on reducing tobacco use in low-income populations.

As PI of an exploratory/developmental grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, I developed and pilot tested the feasibility of a capacity building intervention to improve homeless shelters' capacity to facilitate smoking cessation among homeless adults. My current research includes the epidemiological analysis of tobacco use and the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce tobacco use among vulnerable populations.

Publications: 

IQOS labelling will mislead consumers.

Tobacco control

McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Lempert LK, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B

Income disparities in smoking cessation and the diffusion of smoke-free homes among U.S. smokers: Results from two longitudinal surveys.

PloS one

Vijayaraghavan M, Benmarnhia T, Pierce JP, White MM, Kempster J, Shi Y, Trinidad DR, Messer K

The moderating effect of perceived social support on the relation between heaviness of smoking and quit attempts among adult homeless smokers.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS

Computer-Facilitated 5A's for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Trial of Technology to Promote Provider Adherence.

American journal of preventive medicine

Satterfield JM, Gregorich SE, Kalkhoran S, Lum PJ, Bloome J, Alvarado N, Muñoz RF, Vijayaraghavan M

Correction to: Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing.

Journal of community health

Petersen AB, Stewart HC, Walters J, Vijayaraghavan M

Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing.

Journal of community health

Petersen AB, Stewart HC, Walters J, Vijayaraghavan M

Concurrent nicotine and tobacco product use among homeless smokers and associations with cigarette dependence and other factors related to quitting.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS

Older African American Homeless-Experienced Smokers' Attitudes Toward Tobacco Control Policies-Results from the HOPE HOME Study.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Vijayaraghavan M, Olsen P, Weeks J, McKelvey K, Ponath C, Kushel M

Patterns of and reasons for electronic cigarette use in primary care patients.

Journal of general internal medicine

Kalkhoran S, Alvarado N, Vijayaraghavan M, Lum PJ, Yuan P, Satterfield JM

Disparities in receipt of 5As for smoking cessation in diverse primary care and HIV clinics.

Preventive medicine reports

Vijayaraghavan M, Yuan P, Gregorich S, Lum P, Appelle N, Napoles AM, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield J

E-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation in the 2010/2011 TUS-CPS longitudinal cohort.

BMC public health

Shi Y, Pierce JP, White M, Vijayaraghavan M, Compton W, Conway K, Hartman AM, Messer K

Building Tobacco Cessation Capacity in Homeless Shelters: A Pilot Study.

Journal of community health

Vijayaraghavan M, Guydish J, Pierce JP

The effectiveness of tobacco control policies on vulnerable populations in the USA: a review.

Postgraduate medical journal

Vijayaraghavan M, Schroeder SA, Kushel M

Perceptions of clinicians and staff about the use of digital technology in primary care: qualitative interviews prior to implementation of a computer-facilitated 5As intervention.

BMC medical informatics and decision making

Nápoles AM, Appelle N, Kalkhoran S, Vijayaraghavan M, Alvarado N, Satterfield J

Tobacco Cessation Behaviors Among Older Homeless Adults: Results From the HOPE HOME Study.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Vijayaraghavan M, Tieu L, Ponath C, Guzman D, Kushel M

Implementing Tobacco Control Programs in Homeless Shelters: A Mixed-Methods Study.

Health promotion practice

Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP

A Qualitative Examination of Smoke-Free Policies and Electronic Cigarettes Among Sheltered Homeless Adults.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP

Interest in Smoking Cessation Related to a Smoke-Free Policy Among Homeless Adults.

Journal of community health

Vijayaraghavan M, Pierce JP

Cigarette smoking cessation attempts among current US smokers who also use smokeless tobacco.

Addictive behaviors

Messer K, Vijayaraghavan M, White MM, Shi Y, Chang C, Conway KP, Hartman A, Schroeder MJ, Compton WM, Pierce JP

Psychiatric readmissions in a community-based sample of patients with mental disorders.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Vijayaraghavan M, Messer K, Xu Z, Sarkin A, Gilmer TP

Non-medical use of non-opioid psychotherapeutic medications in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Vijayaraghavan M, Freitas D, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB

Differential use of other tobacco products among current and former cigarette smokers by income level.

Addictive behaviors

Vijayaraghavan M, Pierce JP, White M, Messer K

Smoking behaviors in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.

AIDS and behavior

Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Vittinghoff E, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB

The effectiveness of cigarette price and smoke-free homes on low-income smokers in the United States.

American journal of public health

Vijayaraghavan M, Messer K, White MM, Pierce JP

Housing instability and incident hypertension in the CARDIA cohort.

Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine

Vijayaraghavan M, Kushel MB, Vittinghoff E, Kertesz S, Jacobs D, Lewis CE, Sidney S, Bibbins-Domingo K

Opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.

JAMA internal medicine

Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB

Health, access to health care, and health care use among homeless women with a history of intimate partner violence.

Journal of community health

Vijayaraghavan M, Tochterman A, Hsu E, Johnson K, Marcus S, Caton CL

Primary care providers' views on chronic pain management among high-risk patients in safety net settings.

Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)

Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Guzman D, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB

The association between housing instability, food insecurity, and diabetes self-efficacy in low-income adults.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Vijayaraghavan M, Jacobs EA, Seligman H, Fernandez A

Primary care providers’ judgments of opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.

Journal of general internal medicine

Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Guzman D, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB

Blood pressure control, hypertension, awareness, and treatment in adults with diabetes in the United States-Mexico border region.

Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health

Vijayaraghavan M, He G, Stoddard P, Schillinger D

Disparities in undiagnosed diabetes among United States-Mexico border populations.

Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health

Stoddard P, He G, Vijayaraghavan M, Schillinger D