Evaluation of Smoke-Free Housing Policy Impacts on Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Health Outcomes
Funded by: National Cancer Institute
Project dates: December 2017 - November 2022
Principal Investigator: Shelley, Donna
Principal Investigator: Thorpe L

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) passed a rule that will require all public housing agencies  to implement smoke free policies in their developments. This study will evaluate the impact of the smoke free housing policy on environmental tobacco smoke exposure and health outcomes in the New York City Housing Authority, as well as examine the implementation process. Findings will inform strategies for optimizing implementation and impact in NYC and public housing associations nationally.

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Titus AR, Mijanovich TN, Terlizzi K, Ellen IG, Anastasiou E, Shelley D, Wyka K, Elbel B, Thorpe LE (2022).
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
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Gill E, Anastasiou E, Tovar A, Shelley D, Rule A, Chen R, Thorpe LE, Gordon T (2022).
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Jiang N, Gill E, Thorpe LE, Rogers ES, de Leon C, Anastasiou E, Kaplan SA, Shelley D (2021).
Implementing the federal smoke-free public housing policy in New York City: Understanding challenges and opportunities for improving policy impact
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Thorpe LE, Anastasiou E, Wyka K, Tovar A, Gill E, Rule A, Elbel B, Kaplan SA, Jiang N, Gordon T, Shelley D (2020).
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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).
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Anastasiou E, Chennareddy S, Wyka K, Shelley D, Thorpe LE (2020).
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
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Cardozo RA, Feinberg A, Tovar A, Vilcassim MJR, Shelley D, Elbel B, Kaplan S, Wyka K, Rule AM, Gordon T, Thorpe LE (2019).
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