Meeting Agenda: Strengthening Psychology’s Role in Reducing Tobacco Health Disparities

On Dec. 10-22, 2012, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Health Disparities Initiative held a meeting in Washington, D.C., entitled, "Strengthening Psychology's Role in Reducing Tobacco Health Disparities." Approximately 80 invited attendees spent two days listening to a number of informative presentations from speakers in government, academia and professional and community organizations, and offered their own recommendations on how APA and psychologists can reduce the rates of smoking and tobacco use in underserved, vulnerable populations.
Agenda

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:40 a.m.
Call to Order and Welcome
Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, executive director, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association (APA)

8:40 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Greetings from APA
Norman Anderson, PhD, CEO of APA

8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Purpose of the Meeting and Introduction to Dissemination Planning
Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, Executive Director, Public Interest Directorate, APA 
Lula Beatty, PhD, senior advisor on Health Disparities, APA

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: Tobacco Use, Prevention and Treatment Needs in Health Priority Populations (PDF, 1.2MB) 
H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASM, director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Moderator: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Q & A/recommendations

Plenary Session 1: Determinants of Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations
Moderator: Jacqueline Gray, PhD, University of North Dakota

9:45 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
FDA Center for Tobacco Products: Tobacco Research and the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study (PDF, 1MB)
Nicolette Borek, PhD, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration

10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
The Affordance Theory for Understanding Population Differences (PDF, 3.4MB)
Jennifer Glass, PhD, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

10:20 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Can I Have a Pack of Marlboros?: Minors’ Access to Tobacco (PDF, 749KB)
Elizabeth Klonoff, PhD, San Diego State University

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Lessons from Spider: Traditional Tobacco Medicine, American Indian/Alaska Natives, & Commercial Tobacco Abuse (PDF, 1.7MB)
Leah M. Rouse Arndt, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

10:55 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
HIV, Smoking and Tobacco-Related Illness: Intersecting Epidemics (PDF, 799KB)
Jonathan Shuter, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tobacco Disparities Are Driven by Marketing: Industry Strategies Targeting Low Income Women (PDF, 1.2MB)
Cati Brown, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Smoking in Rural Communities
Jared Dempsey, PhD, Fielding Graduate University

11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Keynote Address: Evidence-Based Interventions: A Primer for Health Priority Populations (PDF, 2.5MB) 
Felipe González Castro, PhD, University of Texas at El Paso
Moderators: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD and Lula Beatty, PhD, APA

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Racism/Ethnic Discrimination and Smoking (PDF, 724KB)
Elizabeth Brondolo, PhD, St. Johns University

Plenary Session 2: Tobacco Use Prevention and Treatment with Health Priority Populations
Moderator: Faye Belgrave, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Smoking Cessation Programs in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: A Closer Look (PDF, 784KB)
Jessica Muilenburg, PhD, University of Georgia

1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A Behavioral Activation Intervention for Smoking Cessation Among Depressed Low-income Smokers in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Laura MacPherson, PhD, University of Maryland

2:00 p.m. -2:10 p.m.
Acculturation and Tobacco Prevention in Latino Populations: Correcting Health Disparities (PDF, 2.4MB)
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, University of Southern California/TReND

2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Who Smokes Today and What Kind of Cessation Assistance Do They Need? (PDF, 5.5MB)
Dee Burton, PhD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

Plenary Session 3: New Concerns and Research Needs
Moderator: James Sallis, PhD, University of California, San Diego

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Challenges and Emerging Trends in Tobacco Health Disparities (PDF, 637KB)
Amber Bullock, MPH, C.H.E.S., Legacy

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Research Needs in Support of Effective Tobacco Interventions with Priority Populations (PDF, 3.7MB)
Bart Aoki, PhD, director, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, University of California

3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Action Planning, Summary and Adjourn
Moderators: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD and Lula Beatty, PhD, APA

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Call to Order
Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, APA

Plenary Session 4: National Programs
Moderator: Vickie Mays, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
The Role of Tobacco Control Policies in Reducing Tobacco Use Disparities (PDF, 1.6MB)
Shane Davis, PhD, Office of Smoking Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The Potential of eHealth & mHealth Resources: Examples from the Smokefree.gov Initiative (PDF, 770KB)
Erik Augustson, PhD, National Cancer Institute

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Addressing Tobacco Use in Mental Health Populations in the VA
Kim Hamlett-Berry, PhD, director, Tobacco & Health: Policy and Programs Office of Public Health, VHA

9:50 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break

Plenary Session 5: Organizations in Action
Moderator: Martin Iguchi, PhD, Georgetown University

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Alicia D. Smith, MPH, Tobacco Programs Manager

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Eliminating Tobacco Disparities Through a National Network for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (PDF, 4MB)
Rod Lew, MPH, executive director

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Towards Health Equity for Tobacco Users (PDF, 669KB)
Katherine Pruitt, assistant vice president of Health Education, American Lung Association

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

Plenary Session 6: APA Programs
Moderator: Gabe Twose, PhD, American Psychological Association

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Public Interest Directorate — Government Relations Office
Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, associate executive director, APA Public Interest Government Relations Office

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Public Interest Directorate Programs and Health Priority Populations
Gwendolyn Keita, PhD, APA

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV) Experience
Deborah Bowen, PhD, Boston University School of Public Health

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Health Disparities Initiative: Dissemination Network
Lula Beatty, PhD, APA 

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

Best Practices Dissemination Network Action Planning
Moderators: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, and Lula Beatty, PhD, APA

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Action Planning

3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks/Adjourn

Recommendations

During the meeting, approximately 130 recommendations on best practices for reducing tobacco health disparities in priority populations were made. The Recommendations for the APA Dissemination Action Plan to Reduce Tobacco Health Disparities (PDF, 204KB) are grouped into six categories:

  1. Awareness, Education & Training
  2. Partnerships and Collaborations
  3. Materials, Resources, Publications and Presentations
  4. Research
  5. Advocacy and Policy
  6. Funding and Reimbursement

Descriptions of the recommendations for each category are also provided.


Participant List
Norman Anderson, PhD
chief executive officer
American Psychological Association

 

Bart Aoki, PhD
director of the Tobacco-Related Disease
Research Program
University of California Office of the President

 

Leah M. Rouse Arndt, PhD
assistant professor, department of educational
psychology, and
affiliate faculty in American Indian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD
associate professor in Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

 

Lula Beatty, PhD
senior advisor on health disparities
American Psychological Association

 

Faye Belgrave, PhD
professor, director of the Center for Cultural
Experiences in Prevention, department of psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Linda Bodie, PsyD, LICDC, CTTS
director, National VHA Tobacco Cessation
Clinical Resource Center, Cincinnati
VAMC U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Nicollette Borek, PhD
clinical psychologist, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products
U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 

Deborah Bowen, PhD
full professor
Department of Community Sciences
Boston University School of Public Health

 

Cheryl Boyce, PhD
chief, Behavioral and Brain Development Branch and associate director for Child and Adolescent Research, Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

Thomas Brandon, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center Research Institute
University of South Florida

 

Elizabeth Brondolo, PhD
professor, department of psychology and director of the Social Stress and Health Research Unit
St. John's University

 

Cati Brown, PhD
Center for Tobacco Control Research and
Education
University of California, San Francisco

 

Amber Bullock, MPH, CHES
executive vice president, Program Development
American Legacy Foundation

 

Dee Burton, PhD
associate professor and chair, department of
Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health
The State University of New York
Downstate Medical Center

 

Felipe Gonzalez Castro, PhD, MSW
professor and director of Health Psychology and
senior advisor to the provost for Engaged Health Disparities Scholarship, department of psychology
University of Texas at El Paso

 

H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM
director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Shannon Cosgrove
program manager, Health Equity
Health Innovation
YMCA of the USA

 

Babette Couser, MBA
program specialist
HHS Office on Women's Health

 

Jennifer Dahne
Clinical Psychology, Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research University of Maryland

 

Shane Davis, PhD
health scientist in the Epidemiology Branch of the Office on Smoking and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office on Smoking and Health

 

Edna Davis-Brown, MPH
program director, Behavioral and Social Science
Volunteer Program
Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Daniel Dawes
executive director of Government Relations, Health Policy, and External Affairs
Morehouse School of Medicine

 

Jared Dempsey, PhD
faculty, Clinical Psychology
Fielding Graduate University

 

Sadie Dingfelder
senior editor, Public & Member
Communications
American Psychological Association

 

Patricia DiSandro
program coordinator Health Disparities Initiative
American Psychological Association

 

Kathleen Dockett, EdD
professor, department of psychology & counseling
University of the District of Columbia

 

Ramani Durvasula, PhD
professor of psychology
California State University Los Angeles

 

Mary Elliot
vice president of Communications & Marketing
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

 

Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH
associate executive director Government Relations Office Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Alberto Figueroa-Garcia, MBA
assistant director, Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
American Psychological Association

 

Jennifer Glass, PhD
research assistant professor at the Research Center for Group Dynamics
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

 

Donella Graham
executive associate, governance manager, Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Jacqueline Gray, PhD
research associate professor
associate director of Indigenous Programs Center for Rural Health & Department of Pathology
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of North Dakota

 

Tara Hacker
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

 

Laura Hamasaka
American Legacy Foundation

 

Kim Hamlett-Berry, PhD
National Public Health Program director, Tobacco & Health: Policy and Programs Clinical Public Health
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
University of North Carolina

Nicole Harris
graduate student
Texas Tech University

 

Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD
Forster Family professor in Cancer Prevention, professor of Psychiatry,
University of Minnesota

 

Elana Hoffman
Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER), department of psychology University of Maryland

 

Susan Houston
director of Governance and
special assistant to the executive director
Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Martin Iguchi, PhD
dean and professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
Georgetown University

 

Derek Iwamoto, PhD
department of psychology, Center for
Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research
University of Maryland

 

Calvin Johnson, PhD
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

 

Gwendolyn Keita, PhD
executive director, Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Kate Kelley
public relations associate, Practice Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Elizabeth Klonoff, PhD
professor of psychology and co-director of Clinical Training; SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
San Diego State University

 

Susan Lazaroff
director, State Advocacy
Practice Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Rod Lew, MPH
founding executive director
APPEAL for Communities

 

Laura MacPherson, PhD
associate professor, department of psychology associate director, Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research
University of Maryland

 

Vickie Mays, PhD, MPHS
professor, department of Health Services director, UCLA Center on Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities
department of Psychology College of Letters and Sciences University of California Los Angeles

 

Cherie Mitchell, MHS
manager, Office on AIDS Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Jessica Muilenburg, PhD
associate Professor, College of Public Health
University of Georgia

 

Michelle Newman
student intern
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Office of Minority Health

 

David Portnoy
Center for Tobacco Products
U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 

Katherine Pruitt
assistant vice president for Health Education
American Lung Association

 

Kenitra Robinson
Health Equity Integration Specialist
Healthy Living
YMCA-USA

 

James Sallis, PhD
distinguished professor of Family and
Preventive Medicine
University of California, San Diego

 

Susan Sanders, MSA
public health advisor
HHS Office on Women's Health

 

Mariela Shirley, PhD
program officer and co-chair, NIAAA Alcohol Research Centers and Training Team, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism

 

Jonathan Shuter, MD
professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Marvena Simmonds
public health advisor
Division of State and Community Assistance Center for Substance Abuse Treatment/ teen troop leader/advisor
Girl Scouts of America

 

Vani Simmons, PhD
assistant member
Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Ed Singleton, PhD
MayaTech Corporation

 

Karen Sirocco, PhD
program officer, Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

Alicia Smith, MPH
project manager, CDC Community Transformation Dissemination Grant Program Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

 

Michelle Stock, PhD
assistant professor of Applied Social Psychology
George Washington University

 

Tiffany Townsend, PhD
senior director, Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs, Public Interest Directorate American Psychological Association

 

Gabe Twose, PhD
Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Roger Dale Walker, MD
professor, departments of psychiatry and public
health — Preventive Medicine director, Center for American Indian Health Education and Research Director, One Sky
Center: National Native Health Resource Center
Oregon Health and Science University

 

Cora Lee Wetherington, PhD
Women and Sex/Gender Differences Research coordinator/health Scientist administrator, National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

Angel Williams
project manager, Web Strategy & Content Office, Public & Member Communications, American Psychological Association

 

Ivana Willis
Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association

 

Shondell Wilson-Frederick, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug
Administration HHS Office of
Minority Health