Donna Shelley
Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
NYU School of Global Public Health - Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Public Health Policy and Management
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 is a faculty member in the New York University School of Global Public Health and has faculty appointments in the NYU 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, Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Community Health Centers in Vietnam. Active
Principal Investigator, Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment in HIV Clinics In Viet Nam. 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, Feasibility and Acceptability of a Text Messaging Intervention to Increase Smoking Cessation in Vietnam. 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


Lindenfeld Z, Berry C, Albert S, Massar R, Shelley D, Kwok L, Fennelly K, Chang JE (2023).
Synchronous home-based telemedicine for primary care: A review
Medical Care Research and Review, 80 (1), 3-15. doi: 10.1177/10775587221093043.

Izeogu C, Gill E, Van Allen K, Williams N, Thorpe LE, Shelley D (2023).
Attitudes, perceptions, and preferences towards SARS CoV-2 testing and vaccination among African American and Hispanic public housing residents, New York City: 2020-2021
PLoS One, 18 (1), e0280460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280460. PMCID: PMC9851504.

Titus AR, Mijanovich TN, Terlizzi K, Ellen IG, Anastasiou E, Shelley D, Wyka K, Elbel B, Thorpe LE (2023).
A matched analysis of the association between federally-mandated smoke-free housing policies and health outcomes among Medicaid-enrolled children in subsidized housing, 2015-2019, New York City
American Journal of Epidemiology, 192 (1), 25-33. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwac089.

Anastasiou E, Gordon T, Wyka K, Tovar A,, Gill E, Rule AM, Elbel B, Kaplan S, Shelley D, Thorpe LE (2023).
Long-term trends in secondhand smoke exposure in high-rise housing serving low-income residents in New York City: Three-year evaluation of a federal smoking ban in public housing, 2018-2021
Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 25 (1), 164-169. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntac202. PMCID: PMC9717387.

Berry CA, Kwok L, Massar R, Chang JE, Lindenfeld Z, Shelley DR, Albert SL (2022).
Patients’ perspectives on the shift to telemedicine in primary and behavioral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 37 (16), 4248-4256. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07827-4. PMCID: PMC9514672.

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