Meeting Agenda: Strengthening Psychology’s Role in Reducing Tobacco Health Disparities

On Dec. 10-22, 2012, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Health Disparities Initiative held a meeting in Washington, D.C., entitled, "Strengthening Psychology's Role in Reducing Tobacco Health Disparities." Approximately 80 invited attendees spent two days listening to a number of informative presentations from speakers in government, academia and professional and community organizations, and offered their own recommendations on how APA and psychologists can reduce the rates of smoking and tobacco use in underserved, vulnerable populations.

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:40 a.m.
Call to Order and Welcome
Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, executive director, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association (APA)

8:40 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Greetings from APA
Norman Anderson, PhD, CEO of APA

8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Purpose of the Meeting and Introduction to Dissemination Planning
Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, Executive Director, Public Interest Directorate, APA 
Lula Beatty, PhD, senior advisor on Health Disparities, APA

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: Tobacco Use, Prevention and Treatment Needs in Health Priority Populations (PDF, 1.2MB) 
H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASM, director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Moderator: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Q & A/recommendations

Plenary Session 1: Determinants of Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations
Moderator: Jacqueline Gray, PhD, University of North Dakota

9:45 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
FDA Center for Tobacco Products: Tobacco Research and the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study (PDF, 1MB)
Nicolette Borek, PhD, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration

10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
The Affordance Theory for Understanding Population Differences (PDF, 3.4MB)
Jennifer Glass, PhD, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

10:20 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Can I Have a Pack of Marlboros?: Minors’ Access to Tobacco (PDF, 749KB)
Elizabeth Klonoff, PhD, San Diego State University

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Lessons from Spider: Traditional Tobacco Medicine, American Indian/Alaska Natives, & Commercial Tobacco Abuse (PDF, 1.7MB)
Leah M. Rouse Arndt, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

10:55 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
HIV, Smoking and Tobacco-Related Illness: Intersecting Epidemics (PDF, 799KB)
Jonathan Shuter, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tobacco Disparities Are Driven by Marketing: Industry Strategies Targeting Low Income Women (PDF, 1.2MB)
Cati Brown, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Smoking in Rural Communities
Jared Dempsey, PhD, Fielding Graduate University

11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Keynote Address: Evidence-Based Interventions: A Primer for Health Priority Populations (PDF, 2.5MB) 
Felipe González Castro, PhD, University of Texas at El Paso
Moderators: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD and Lula Beatty, PhD, APA

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Racism/Ethnic Discrimination and Smoking (PDF, 724KB)
Elizabeth Brondolo, PhD, St. Johns University

Plenary Session 2: Tobacco Use Prevention and Treatment with Health Priority Populations
Moderator: Faye Belgrave, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Smoking Cessation Programs in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: A Closer Look (PDF, 784KB)
Jessica Muilenburg, PhD, University of Georgia

1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A Behavioral Activation Intervention for Smoking Cessation Among Depressed Low-income Smokers in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Laura MacPherson, PhD, University of Maryland

2:00 p.m. -2:10 p.m.
Acculturation and Tobacco Prevention in Latino Populations: Correcting Health Disparities (PDF, 2.4MB)
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, University of Southern California/TReND

2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Who Smokes Today and What Kind of Cessation Assistance Do They Need? (PDF, 5.5MB)
Dee Burton, PhD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

Plenary Session 3: New Concerns and Research Needs
Moderator: James Sallis, PhD, University of California, San Diego

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Challenges and Emerging Trends in Tobacco Health Disparities (PDF, 637KB)
Amber Bullock, MPH, C.H.E.S., Legacy

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Research Needs in Support of Effective Tobacco Interventions with Priority Populations (PDF, 3.7MB)
Bart Aoki, PhD, director, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, University of California

3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Action Planning, Summary and Adjourn
Moderators: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD and Lula Beatty, PhD, APA

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Call to Order
Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, APA

Plenary Session 4: National Programs
Moderator: Vickie Mays, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
The Role of Tobacco Control Policies in Reducing Tobacco Use Disparities (PDF, 1.6MB)
Shane Davis, PhD, Office of Smoking Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The Potential of eHealth & mHealth Resources: Examples from the Initiative (PDF, 770KB)
Erik Augustson, PhD, National Cancer Institute

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Addressing Tobacco Use in Mental Health Populations in the VA
Kim Hamlett-Berry, PhD, director, Tobacco & Health: Policy and Programs Office of Public Health, VHA

9:50 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 5: Organizations in Action
Moderator: Martin Iguchi, PhD, Georgetown University

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Alicia D. Smith, MPH, Tobacco Programs Manager

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Eliminating Tobacco Disparities Through a National Network for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (PDF, 4MB)
Rod Lew, MPH, executive director

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Towards Health Equity for Tobacco Users (PDF, 669KB)
Katherine Pruitt, assistant vice president of Health Education, American Lung Association

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

Plenary Session 6: APA Programs
Moderator: Gabe Twose, PhD, American Psychological Association

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Public Interest Directorate — Government Relations Office
Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, associate executive director, APA Public Interest Government Relations Office

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Public Interest Directorate Programs and Health Priority Populations
Gwendolyn Keita, PhD, APA

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV) Experience
Deborah Bowen, PhD, Boston University School of Public Health

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Health Disparities Initiative: Dissemination Network
Lula Beatty, PhD, APA 

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Q & A/Recommendations

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Best Practices Dissemination Network Action Planning
Moderators: Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, and Lula Beatty, PhD, APA

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Action Planning

3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks/Adjourn

Participant List