MAY 5, 2023
Elizabeth C. Saunders, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Jesse Boggis, MPH
PhD Student and T32 Predoctoral Fellow
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and Center for Technology & Behavioral Health
About the Presentation: In the United States, tobacco use continues to be the leading preventable cause of death, contributing to over 480,000 deaths annually. While reduction of smoking is associated with improvements in health-related outcomes, reduction can be challenging. Ecological momentary interventions (EMI) are a promising strategy for reducing cigarette use. Recent studies suggest Implementation Intentions (II) interventions can specifically assist in the reduction of cigarette smoking by helping individuals identify situations where smoking may occur and develop alternative responses to avoid cigarette use. This presentation will review the development of an ecological momentary implementation intentions intervention (EMI-II) for reduction of cigarette smoking, and will present data on the initial feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of this intervention delivered by text messaging.
About the Presenters: Elizabeth Saunders, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Her research focuses the effectiveness of treatments for substance use disorders, and on reducing barriers to patient-centered services for persons with substance use disorders, especially for women and people involved in the criminal-legal system.
Jesse Boggis, MPH, is a PhD Student and T32 Predoctoral Fellow at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and Center for Technology & Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College. Her research focuses on substance use, access to medication treatment for opioid use disorder, and evidence-based models of care which integrate harm reduction to reduce overdose mortality.