Please join us here at Legacy or via the web for a seminar featuring Dr. Donna Shelley, MD MPH, Associate Professor and Co-Director in the Department of Population Health in the NYU School of Medicine.

Time:  Wednesday May 14, 2014 11:00 am – 12 noon

Place: Legacy's offices at 1724 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036 

Please contact Jennifer Cantrell at [email protected] to RSVP by May 13th, 2014.

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Dr. Shelley will present preliminary data from a NIDA funded R34 study that is testing the feasibility and comparing the effects of three intervention conditions on adherence to varenicline and cessation outcomes.  The three arms are: 1) usual care (UC), 2) UC + text message (TM) reminders and, 3) UC + TM and telephone counseling. Preliminary data suggest text messaging may be more effective in maintaining adherence to cessation medication compared with the more resource intensive addition of telephone counseling. 

Donna Shelley, MD MPH is Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine and Co-Director of the Section on Tobacco Alcohol and Drug Use in the Department of Population Health in the NYU School of Medicine. Her research focus includes studying organizational changes to improve adherence to guidelines implementation in health care systems, design and testing of smoking cessation interventions for disparate populations and more recently evaluating the feasibly of electronic cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy.