A smoke-free home intervention in permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless adults

60 Minutes

Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San Francisco, Steven A. Schroeder Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Associate Professor of Medicine

Maya is a practicing general internist and a researcher in tobacco control with a focus on populations experiencing homelessness. Her work in the last decade has helped quantify tobacco use among marginalized communities and has led to interventions to improve smoke-free policies and access to cessation services in these populations. 


Her intervention research involves deep collaboration with health systems and community organizations and has been supported by the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the San Francisco Cancer Initiative, as well as many others. 


She earned her medical degree from Boston University, completed a residency in internal medicine at Columbia University in New York and earned her Master of Applied Science degree from UCSF. 

In addition to her role as the director of the SCLC, Maya also serves as the co-director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education postdoctoral training program. She will continue her clinical work at the Richard H. Fine People’s Clinic at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. 

Webinar Objectives

1.Describe two ways that tobacco use impacts homeless adults

2.Discuss all of the results of a pilot study of a smoke-free home intervention in supportive housing

3.Discuss one other promising strategy to engage with people experiencing homelessness around smoking cessation

Instructions for CME/CE Credit

CME/CEU credit is no longer available for the recorded version of the webinar. The accreditation has expired for this course.


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Additional Resources Cited in the Webinar
  • Here are resources used by Dr. Vijayaraghavan in her pilot study: