SCLC's webinar series is integral to the technical assistance provided by the SCLC. Nationally recognized smoking cessation experts offer the latest information related to smoking cessation (including effective interventions) for the general and the behavioral health populations.

The Goals of SCLC’s Webinar Series:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to raise awareness of the many benefits smoking cessation efforts and to increase understanding of effective smoking cessation strategies.
  • Implement or enhance existing tobacco cessation services using evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure that consumers and staff have access to smoking cessation services and support to promote health and wellness.
  • Establish partnerships between behavioral health and nicotine cessation organizations to increase available tobacco cessation resources in communities. 

SCLC has over 100 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery


Current Webinars

Systems Change: Increasing Treatment for Tobacco Dependence in Behavioral Health


Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH

Sr. Medical Officer, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH is the senior medical officer in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is responsible for providing input on the medical aspects of OSH’s scientific research and communications and serves as a scientific and medical consultant for OSH programs and projects. Dr. VanFrank joined CDC in 2014 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer and has worked on a variety of public health topics. She has particular interest in the integration of healthcare and public health and the use of epidemiologic data for public health action. Dr. VanFrank is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine and is a member of the national Delta Omega Honorary Society in public health.

Webinar Objectives

  • Describe a comprehensive treatment approach to tobacco use and dependence

  • Identify at least three strategies for integrating tobacco treatment into routine care

  • Explain how population-level strategies can extend and support clinical tobacco dependence treatment

  • Describe how the Tobacco Cessation Change Package can assist professionals in behavioral health settings to integrate tobacco treatment into routine care

Upcoming Webinars

Integrating Tobacco Treatment with the Stanford Cancer Center: An NCI Moonshot Initiative


Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Stanford Cancer Institute

Dr. Prochaska is a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, researcher, and expert in the treatment of tobacco dependence. She is a past president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).

Maura Lau

Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Health Education, Engagement and Promotion, Stanford Health Care

Maura Lau is a tobacco treatment specialist at Stanford Health Care. Ms. Lau comes to Stanford with a background in health and nutrition management, as well as community programs.

Kathleen Gali, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Dr. Gali completed her PhD in public health at UC Merced in 2018 and is an NHLBI T32 supported postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Dr. Gali’s research interests include treatment of tobacco dependence, cannabis use and policy, and health disparities.

Kayla Jimenez, MS

Doctoral Student, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium

Kayla Jimenez is a doctoral student at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and is completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Sepulveda Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Ms. Jimenez worked with the Moonshot tobacco treatment team for two years as a student tobacco cessation counselor.

Brittany Pike, MS, RN, BSN

Manager for Health Education, Engagement and Promotion, Stanford Health Care

Brittany is a registered nurse and program manager at Stanford Health Care with a focus in community health, patient education and behavior change. Brittany manages Stanford’s Cancer and Neuroscience Supportive Care Programs and Tobacco Treatment Service.

Webinar Objectives

  1. Explain the need for tobacco treatment integration within cancer care
  2. Identify workflow processes for building efficiencies in identifying tobacco use among patients
  3. Describe the value of training models for meeting institutional educational and clinical goals
  4. Examine the evidence for engaging patients into treatment and supporting their living tobacco-free