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


Doran KM, Johns E, Zuiderveen S, Shinn M, Dinan K, Schretzman M, Gelberg L, Culhane D, Shelley D, Mijanovich T (2022).
Development of a homelessness risk screening tool for emergency department patients
Health Services Research, 57 (2), 285-293. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13886. PMCID: PMC8928028.

Ryan N, Vieira D, Gyamfi J, Ojo T, Shelley D, Ogedegbe O, Iwelunmor J, Peprah E (2022).
Development of the ASSESS tool: a comprehenSive tool to Support rEporting and critical appraiSal of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods implementation reSearch outcomes
Implementation Science Communications, 3 (1), 34. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00236-4. PMCID: PMC8959802.

Gill E, Anastasiou E, Tovar A, Shelley D, Rule A, Chen R, Thorpe LE, Gordon T (2022).
The effect of floor height on secondhand smoke transfer in multiunit housing
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (7), 3794. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19073794. PMCID: PMC8997625.

Richardson JE, Rasmussen LV, Dorr DA, Sirkin JT, Shelley D, Rivera A, Wu W, Cykert S, Cohen DJ, Kho AN (2022).
Generating and reporting electronic clinical quality measures from electronic health records: Strategies from EvidenceNOW cooperatives
Applied Clinical Informatics, 13 (2), 485-494. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1748145. PMCID: PMC9068273.

Nguyen AM, Paul MM, Shelley DR, Albert SL, Cohen DJ, Bonsu P, Wyte-Lake T, Blecker S, Berry CA (2022).
Ten common structures and processes of high-performing primary care practices
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 28 (2), E639-E644. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001451. PMCID: PMC8781214.

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