Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
CDUHR - Associate Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core
NYU Langone Health - Vice Chair for Research, Department of Population Health
NYU Langone Health - Co-Director of the Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use, Department of Population Health
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
MPH, Columbia University
BA, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests
Tobacco use treatment, Tobacco use policy, Implementation science, Health services research
Donna Shelley, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Co-Director of the Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use and Vice Chair for Research in the New York University School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health. Dr. Shelley is also a faculty member in the New York University Global Public Health Program and has faculty appointments in the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing. Her research, cited in the 2008 PHS Guideline on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, has been funded by AHRQ, NIH, and CDC among others and is focused in the areas of tobacco control policy research, implementation science with a specific focus on studying health care system change to improve the quality of tobacco use treatment across a wide range of health care settings and developing efficacious cessation treatments for underserved populations, including smokers with comorbid conditions.
Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Smoke-Free Housing Policy Impacts on Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Health Outcomes. Active
Principal Investigator, Feasibility and Acceptability of a Text Messaging Intervention to Increase Smoking Cessation in Vietnam. Active
Principal Investigator, Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Community Health Centers in Vietnam. Active
Principal Investigator, Optimizing Tobacco Treatment for Smokers Seeking Lung Cancer Screening. Active
Principal Investigator, Assessing the Use of Electronic Cigarettes as a Smoking Cessation Intervention. Completed
Principal Investigator, Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Dental Public Health Clinics. Completed
Principal Investigator, Improving Adherence to Smoking Cessation Medication Among PLWHA. Completed
Principal Investigator, Testing Clinical Decision Support for Treating Tobacco Use in Dental Clinics. Completed


Doran KM, Ran Z, Castelblanco D, Shelley D, Padgett DK (2019).
“It wasn’t just one thing”: A qualitative study of newly homeless emergency department patients
Academic Emergency Medicine [Epub 2019 Aug 16]. doi: 10.1111/acem.13677.

Northridge ME, Shelley D, Rundall TG, Brownson RC (2019).
Editorial: Methods and applications in implementation science
Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 213. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00213.

Nguyen N, Nguyen T, Truong V, Dang K, Siman N, Shelley D (2019).
Impact of a tobacco cessation intervention on adherence to tobacco use treatment guidelines among village health workers in Vietnam
Global Health Promotion [Epub 2019 Jul 18]. doi: 10.1177/1757975919854032.

Cardozo RA, Feinberg A, Tovar A, Vilcassim MJR, Shelley D, Elbel B, Kaplan S, Wyka K, Rule AM, Gordon T, Thorpe LE (2019).
A protocol for measuring the impact of a smoke-free housing policy on indoor tobacco smoke exposure
BMC Public Health, 19 (1), 666. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7043-3. PMCID: PMC6543633.

McNeely J, Troxel AB, Kunins HV, Shelley D, Lee JD, Walley A, Weinstein ZM, Billings J, Davis NJ, Marcello RK, Schackman BR, Barron C, Bergmann L (2019).
Study protocol for a pragmatic trial of the Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals (CATCH) model for engaging patients in opioid use disorder treatment
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 14 (1), 5. doi: 10.1186/s13722-019-0135-7. PMCID: PMC6380041.

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