Tobacco Studies Program

Tobacco Use and Multiple Risk Factors: Opportunities for Concurrent Behavior Change

May 26, 2010

Tobacco Use and Multiple Risk Factors: Opportunities for Concurrent Behavior Change

Jennifer McClure PhD

Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (HSERV 556)

Jennifer McClure Jennifer McClure’s research aims to promote healthy behaviors in a way that real people can relate to. Known for key research in smoking cessation treatment, Dr. McClure has emphasized use of phone counseling and Internet-delivered interventions, with a focus on treatment tailoring and identifying the most effective messages for promoting behavior change. Dr. McClure’s practical intervention approach is strengthened by her attention to comorbid risk factors, as reflected in recent work to develop a program designed to simultaneously treat depression, smoking, and sedentary behavior. She serves on Group Health’s Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention Team and is an associate editor for Nicotine and Tobacco Research. Dr. McClure is an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Health Services in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health.
Biosketch: here

This lecture is also part of our Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (HSERV 556) course, where it is paired with the following readings:
Williams JM, Ziedonis D. Addressing tobacco use among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction. Addictive Behaviors. 2004;29:1067-1083.

Prochaska JJ, Prochaska JM. Multiple risk behavior change: What most individuals need. In: Shumaker SA, Ockene JK, Riekert KA, eds. The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 3rd edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.