Novel channels for reaching, treating and motivating underserved smokers to quit smoking
|Starts:||16:00 2 Oct 2014|
|Ends:||17:15 2 Oct 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Psychological Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Belinda Borrelli|
Host: School of Psychological Sciences
Tobacco use is the leading cause of death in the UK. Smoking rates are particularly high among low income and underserved groups, such as ethnic minorities, those with mental health issues, and those with physical disabilities. The aim of this talk will be to discuss how to reach and treat smokers who are not motivated to quit, by:
- integrating smoking cessation into existing infrastructures (e.g., home visitors; emergency services) and
- capitalizing on ‘teachable moments’ during which smokers are more receptive to messages about smoking cessation.
A model will be presented regarding how to identify and classify underserved smokers, as well as criteria to determine whether these groups are more likely to quit with traditional treatments or with newly developed treatments.
Belinda Borrelli, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Nicotine and Tobacco at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital. She also has an appointment as Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health. She was also recently appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Dr Borrelli has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and is the Principal Investigator or Co-investigator of grants on motivating behaviour change across diverse areas including smoking cessation, medication adherence, asthma, oral health, sleep apnea, diet, exercise, and obesity. Dr Borrelli has given over 65 invited talks on her research.
Dr Borrelli was the previous Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and is currently Associate Editor of Health Psychology, the most cited journal in psychology. She has served on various scientific grant review committee at the National Institutes of Health. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Chair of the Division 38 membership council.
Professor Belinda Borrelli
Organisation: Brown University
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