Damon J. Vidrine, DrPH serves as a Program Leader for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Stephenson Cancer Center and the Director of Intervention Research for the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center. In addition, he is a professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine. Dr. Vidrine’s research program is focused on tobacco use in special and underserved populations, including community-based low socioeconomic status populations, safety net clinic-based populations, people living with HIV, and cancer patients.
Dr. Vidrine will give a brief overview of the adverse health effects associated with cigarette smoking among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). He will then provide examples (ranging from early phase pilots to multi-site randomized controlled trials) from his research program, which focuses on developing, evaluating, and implementing mobile treatments for PLWH and other socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.