Tobacco Studies Program

Addressing Disparities in Tobacco Dependence Treatment

December 4, 2015

Addressing Disparities in Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Tim McAfee MD, MPH

Tobacco-related Health Disparities and Social Justice (HSERV 556)

Tim McAfeeDr. Tim McAfee was the Executive Medical Director of Free & Clear. In 1996, Dr. McAfee became the first non-governmental healthcare leader to complete the CDC/UC California Public Health Leadership Institute Scholars Program. He is a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and masters degrees in health policy and epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a fellowship through the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, and is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Public Health. He was a practicing family physician for over a decade and continues to treat tobacco-dependent patients. He has extensive research experience and currently serves as investigator and site principal investigator on multiple large National Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation studies.

This lecture is also part of our Tobacco-related Health Disparities (HSERV 556) course, where it is paired with the following readings:

Cox LS, Okuyemi K, Choi WS, Ahluwalia JS. A Review of Tobacco Use Treatments in U.S. Ethnic Minority Populations. Am J Health Promot. 2011 Apr;25(sp5):S11–S30.

Fu SS, van Ryn M, Sherman SE, et al. Proactive tobacco treatment and population-level cessation: a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014; 174(5):671-677.