Amanda L Graham

Title

Adjunct Associate Professor
Senior Vice President, Innovations, Truth Initiative Research Investigator, Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Truth Initiative

Department

Population Sciences
General profile

Alt. phone

202-454-5938

Alt. email

agraham@truthinitiative.org

Location

Research Building

Bio

My research focuses on 1) developing, evaluating, and optimizing technology-based smoking cessation interventions that have broad reach to smokers who might not otherwise access treatment, and 2) addressing the unique measurement and methodological challenges in conducting technology-based dissemination and implementation research. I have led and collaborated on a range of smoking cessation trials, with a primary focus on web-, telephone, SMS, and online social network interventions. I have extensive experience in the management and oversight of web-based randomized trials, including issues unique to the conduct of Internet- and social network based studies such as recruitment and retention, measurement issues in online social networks, data safety and monitoring, and human subjects protections. I lead the Truth Initiative Innovations group, a software development team that has developed and deployed a range of technology-based applications for cessation. Central to these applications is BecomeAnEX.org, a web- and SMS-based application for smoking cessation that has accrued over 800,000 users since its inception in 2008. I lead the management of BecomeAnEX and currently have 3 active R01 projects and several other extramural awards/contracts that involve the website and its integrated SMS application. Our team has also developed a social media mobile application for young adult smokers (ThisIsQuitting); a web-based clinical trials management system; a Facebook smoking cessation app; and a dynamic text messaging intervention that operates both as a standalone and adjunct intervention to other treatment modalities.

CV

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Education

  • PhD (1999) Chicago Medical School, Clinical (Health) Psychology