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An Update and Interactive Forum on Disparities in Cigarette Smoking and Tobacco Cessation
October 11, 2016 1:30-2:45 pm ET
Please join us for an update on disparities in adult cigarette smoking, and a forum on activities implemented by the Consortium of National Networks to Impact Populations Experiencing Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities to reduce tobacco use. The forum will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Rohan, senior health scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch. This webinar will be geared towards National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program awardees and National Network awardees.
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of disaggregating racial/ethnic population data to assess disparities.
- Describe current racial/ethnic disparities among adult cigarette users.
- Identify proven interventions to reduce tobacco use, particularly among racial/ethnic populations.
- Describe selected tobacco cessation activities implemented by the National Networks.
- Identify common barriers and facilitators to tobacco cessation and smoking prevention among the populations served by the National Networks.
- Identify resources and information to support tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.
Bridgette E. Garrett, Ph.D., M.S.
Dr. Bridgette Garrett is the Associate Director for Health Equity in the Office of Smoking and Health (OSH) at the CDC. She provides leadership and direction to OSH on efforts needed to achieve equity in tobacco prevention and control to eliminate tobacco-related disparities. Some of her specific responsibilities include developing guidance for the equitable implementation of tobacco control policies, and determining effective strategies to reduce disparities in cigarette smoking among populations with disproportionately higher rates of smoking including smokers with low socioeconomic status, American Indians and Alaska Natives, smokers with mental illness and substance use disorders, and LGBT smokers. Dr. Garrett received a B.S. degree in Natural Sciences/Chemistry from Spelman College, an M.S. degree from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Pharmacology from Emory University. She completed her post-doctoral training in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Brandi N. Martell, M.P.H.
Brandi Martell has been an ORISE Fellow in OSH since July 2015. She assists in developing efforts and priorities aimed at assessing and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities. Ms. Martell joined the CDC in 2012 as a research and evaluation fellow in the Division of Violence Prevention, before which she worked in alcohol research as a program specialist, developing and implementing intervention programs to reduce alcohol-associated harms. Her areas of interest include epidemiology, research methodology and design, special populations, and poly-substance use. Ms. Martell earned her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from San Diego State University.
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