Director, UKanQuit at KUMed Hospital Tobacco Treatment Service
St. John's College, Annapolis MD: Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy/Liberal Arts
University of Kansas, Lawrence: Master of Arts, Human Development
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City: Master of Public Health
University of Kansas, Lawrence: Doctor of Philosophy, Behavioral Psychology
Hospital based tobacco treatment; Tobacco treatment for people in drug treatment
My research focuses on identifying the best ways to link tobacco users with treatment. I currently conduct treatment, research, and training in hospital settings, drug treatment facilities, and primary care.
My teaching interests include grantwriting skills, quality improvement, and evidence based medicine. I believe that participation, not passive learning, is best. Understanding how knowledge is generated - experiencing the scientific process - is essential for mentees, who will have to acquire and apply new information their entire professional lives and will be responsible for evaluating and improving their own performance. This understanding is best taught through real-world experiences.