Innovations in Tobacco Cessation Delivery: Digital Platforms


60 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Erik M. Augustson, PhD, MPH

Program Director, Behavioral Resources Program, Tobacco Control Research Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health

Erik Augustson is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance for research about and implementation of tobacco cessation and related health behavior interventions.

Since 2001, he has worked within the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute where he is a Behavioral Scientist and Health Science Administrator. For the last 15 years Dr. Augustson has worked on eHealth/mHealth interventions, and serves as the Lead for the Initiative, a multi-platform, population-level mHealth behavioral intervention program. A variety of Federal agencies collaborate with him and his team on mHealth and related topics including the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Veteran’s Health Administration. Dr. Augustson also serves on a number of national and international committees associated with Department of Health & Human Services and World Health Organization tobacco control initiatives.

Dr Augustson has a PhD in Clinical Psychology with post-doctoral training in Behavioral Medicine and Cancer Prevention, and an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology. Dr Augustson’s current primary lines of research involve studies considering the use of emerging technologies as a means to improve reach and engagement of interventions for health behaviors. He has also performed research in the areas of tobacco use, chronic pain, cancer screening, sun safety, obesity, and health communication topics. He has more than 90 scientific publications and has made more 200 scientific presentations.

Webinar Objectives

By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify some of the primary challenges to increasing reach and engagement in cessation services among adult smokers

  • Understand the strengths and weakness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions

  • Identify multiple resources patients could be referred to for free, evidence-based smoking cessation interventions

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ACCME Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.

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This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

The following faculty speakers, moderators, and planning committee members have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

Erik M. Augustson, PhD, MPH, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Matekuare, Roxana Said, MPH, Catherine Saucedo, and Steven A. Schroeder, MD

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