Tobacco Cessation From Evidence to Practice: Contingency Management for People Experiencing Homelessness

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 the epidemiology of tobacco use behaviors
  2. Describe two tobacco-related inequities
  3. Discuss all of the results from a randomized controlled contingency management (CM) intervention trial for smoking cessation
  4. Discuss two policy and practice implications for CM for tobacco use
Instructions for CME/CE Credit

CME/CE credit is no longer available for this live activity. Credit will be available again for the recorded version of this webinar in June.


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Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # 64239.


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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.

All speakers, planning committee members and reviewers have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Catherine Bonniot, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Matekuare, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, CHES, Jessica Safier, MA, and Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS.


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