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


Jurewicz A, Padgett DK, Ran ZW, Castelblanco DG, McCormack RP, Gelberg L, Shelley D, Doran KM (2021).
Social relationships, homelessness, and substance use among emergency department patients
Substance Abuse [Epub 2021 Sep 29]. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2021.1975869.

McNeely J, Mazumdar M, Appleton N, Bunting AM, Polyn A, Floyd S, Sharma A, Shelley D, Cleland CM (2021).
Leveraging technology to address unhealthy drug use in primary care: Effectiveness of the Substance use Screening and Intervention Tool (SUSIT)
Substance Abuse [Epub 2021 Sep 29]. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2021.1975868.

Vu QM, Hoang HV, Nguyen TM, Huong TA, Nguyen MV, Nguygen TT, Shelley D (2021).
Cost analysis of community-based smoking cessation services in Vietnam: A cluster randomized trial
Health Services Insights, 14, 10.1177/11786329211030932. doi: 10.1177/11786329211030932. PMCID: PMC8358574.

Pham-Singer H, Onakomaiya M, Cuthel A, De Leon S, Shih S, Chow S, Shelley D (2021).
Using a customer relationship management system to manage a quality improvement intervention
American Journal of Medical Quality, 36 (4), 247-254. doi: 10.1177/1062860620953214.

Berry CA, Nguyen AM, Cuthel AM, Cleland CM, Siman N, Pham-Singer H, Shelley DR (2021).
Measuring implementation strategy fidelity in HealthyHearts NYC: A complex intervention using practice facilitation in primary care
American Journal of Medical Quality, 36 (4), 270-276. doi: 10.1177/1062860620959450.

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