Donna Shelley
Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
CDUHR - Associate Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core
NYU Schoo of Global Public Health - Professor
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, 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


Krebs P, Sherman SE, Wilson H, El-Shahawy O, Abroms LL, Zhao X, Nahvi S, Shelley D (2020).
Text2Connect: A health system approach to engage tobacco users in quitline cessation services via text messaging
Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10 (1), 292-301. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz033.

Stevens ER, Shelley D, Boden-Albala B (2020).
Barriers to engagement in implementation science research: A national survey
Translational Behavioral Medicine [Epub 2020 Jan 20]. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz193.

Anastasiou E, Feinberg A, Tovar A, Gill E, Ruzmyn Vilcassim MJ, Wyka K, Gordon T, Rule AM, Kaplan S, Elbel B, Shelley D, Thorpe LE (2020).
Secondhand smoke exposure in public and private high-rise multiunit housing serving low-income residents in New York City prior to federal smoking ban in public housing, 2018
Science of the Total Environment, 704, 135322. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135322. PMCID: PMC6939143.

Anastasiou E, Chennareddy S, Wyka K, Shelley D, Thorpe LE (2019).
Self-reported secondhand marijuana smoke (SHMS) exposure in two New York City (NYC) subsidized housing settings, 2018: NYC Housing Authority and lower-income private sector buildings
Journal of Community Health [Epub 2019 Dec 5]. doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00783-x.

Shelley DR, Kyriakos CN, McNeill A, Murray R, Nilan K, Sherman SE, Raw M (2020).
Challenges to implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control guidelines on tobacco cessation treatment: A qualitative analysis
Addiction [Epub 2019 Nov 27]. doi: 10.1111/add.14863.

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