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


Anastasiou E, Gordon T, Wyka K, Tovar A,, Gill E, Rule AM, Elbel B, Kaplan S, Shelley D, Thorpe LE (2022).
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 [Epub 2022 Aug 30]. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntac202.

Ostroff JS, Shelley DR, Chichester LA, King JC, ..., Kenney J (2022).
Study protocol of a multiphase optimization strategy trial (MOST) for delivery of smoking cessation treatment in lung cancer screening settings
Trials, 23 (1), 664. doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06568-3. PMCID: PMC9383667.

Meier BM, Raw M, Shelley D, Bostic C, Gupta A, Romeo-Stuppy K, Huber L (2022).
Could international human rights obligations motivate countries to implement tobacco cessation support?
Addiction [Epub 2022 Jul 6]. doi: 10.1111/add.15990.

Guttentag A, Tseng TY, Shelley D, Kirchner T (2022).
Analyzing trajectories of acute cigarette reduction post-introduction of an e-cigarette using ecological momentary assessment data
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (12), 7452. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127452. PMCID: PMC9223631.

Nguyen AM, Cleland CM, Dickinson LM, Barry MP, Cykert S, Duffy FD, Kuzel AJ, Lindner SR, Parchman ML, Shelley DR, Walunas TL (2022).
Considerations before selecting a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial design for a practice improvement study
Annals of Family Medicine, 20 (3), 255-261. doi: 10.1370/afm.2810. PMCID: PMC9199039.

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