Principal Investigator of Lab and Team: Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB, FSRNT
Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Team Member's Projects
Smoking Cessation Medications: Knowledge, Experience, Concerns, and Barriers to Use among Behavioral Health Clients
Funded as a pilot grant by the University of Houston's Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention, this study is led by Dr. Anastasia Rogova (postdoctoral fellow) and investigates, using qualitative methods, the patient and provider factors that may limit the use of evidence-based medications for the treatment of tobacco use disorder by adults with behavioral health care needs.
Pilot awarded under U54MD015946, $50,000
Co-investigators/mentors: Dr. Isabel Martinez Leal and Dr. Lorraine Reitzel
Addressing tobacco-related and lung cancer inequities among Black adults: A mixed methods pilot project
Funded through a NIDA/NIMHD NOSI through the University of Houston's Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention, this study is led by Dr. Maggie Britton and Dr. Isabel Martinez Leal (Research Assistant Professors) and seeks to address tobacco-related and lung cancer inequities among non-Hispanic Black/African American adults receiving care at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Texas. Research will yield data to develop interventions to streamline FQHC operational procedures, bolster healthcare provider education, and direct community initiatives.
Pilot awarded under U54MD015946-03S1, $155,000
Co-investigators/mentors: Dr. Lorraine Reitzel, and Dr. LeChauncey Woodard