Tobacco Studies Program

Cultural Tailoring of Tobacco Interventions for Racial/Ethnic and LGBT Populations

May 9, 2012

Cultural Tailoring of Tobacco Interventions for Racial/Ethnic and LGBT Populations

Karin Riggs MSW

Tobacco & Public Health: Treatment, Prevention, Policy and Social Change (HSERV 558) and Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (HSERV 556)

Karin Riggs Karin Riggs is a Research Associate at Group Health Research Institute (formerly the Center for Health Studies), where she conducts behavioral health research in the areas of depression, tobacco use, and sedentary behavior. She served as Program Manager for the UW TSP from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Riggs Ms. Riggs has also collaborated on various research projects within UW and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, including the game-changing Hutchinson Study of High School Smoking as well as a recent exploration on tobacco use among sexual minorities. Ms. Riggs received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington with concentrations in health research, policy, and contextual practice.
Biosketch: here

This lecture is also part of our Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (HSERV 556) course, where it is paired with the following readings:
Fagan P, Moolchan ET, Lawrence D, Fernander A, Ponder PK. Identifying health disparities across the tobacco continuum. Addiction. 2007;102(S2):5-29.

Resnicow K, Soler R, Braithwaite R, Ahluwalia JS, Butler J. Cultural sensitivity in substance use prevention. J of Comm Psych. 2000;28(30):271-90.