Nancy A. Rigotti, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Tobacco Research and Treatment Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
DF/HCC Program AffiliationCancer Risk and Disparities
Dr. Rigotti has conducted research in smoking behavior, smoking cessation, and tobacco control public policy for two decades. Currently, she directs the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. This program combines a clinical service (MGH Quit Smoking Service) with a research group whose mission is to develop innovative and effective smoking cessation treatment and tobacco control policy approaches. Her research includes the following: 1. evaluations of the effects of tobacco control public policy. 2. clinical trials of behavioral and pharmacologic smoking cessation treatments. Her particular interest is using the opportunity of hospitalization and visits to the physician to promote smoking cessation; 3. epidemiologic and outcomes research, including analyses of large databases to identify prevalence of tobacco use in college populations and patterns of physician counseling of smokers, use of nicotine replacement.
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