Mobile Health Smoking Cessation Interventions for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Event Details

February 14, 2019
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College

Room: 160E

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Gisele Litalien
413-545-4631

The Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series presents a talk by Damon J. Vidrine, DrPH, MS who 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.

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.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.   The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.