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Vermont Department of Health Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: Behavioral Economic Insights into Clinician Tobacco Making Decisions

Behavioral Economic Insights into Clinician Tobacco Making Decisions

Dr. Frank Leone, Director
Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Programs at Penn Medicine, Harron Lung Center

DATE:  Thursday, April 28, 2016                
TIME:   8:30 – 9:30 A.M.
PLACE: Health Department Conference Room 2B; 108 Cherry Street, Burlington
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Despite recognizing both the negative impact of tobacco dependence on their patient’s lives, and their unique potential for addressing tobacco use in practice, clinicians don’t generally engage their patients in sophisticated, evidence-based strategies to alter the course of the illness. Targeted training can change clinical behaviors, but these changes may not be as substantive, or as durable, as hoped. This talk presents preliminary data shedding light on some of the hidden barriers clinicians experience, sometimes unknowingly, that affect willingness to treat tobacco dependence, and will discuss a potential strategy for overcoming these obstacles to change.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Frank Leone directs Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, a clinical program of the Penn Lung Center, located at both Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The program provides state-of-the-art and individualized treatment to smokers, including those with difficult co-morbid conditions. Dr. Leone received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed his postgraduate training in both general internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also received his master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Leone's scholarship focuses on investigating advanced treatment strategies for tobacco use disorder, and on testing educational strategies for improving the care of the tobacco dependent patient. He is a member of several professional and scientific societies, including the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society. He has served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a legislative appointee to the Governor's Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee since 2001, and has been published in a variety of clinical and research journals. He is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
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