Stella Aguinaga Bialous, RN, DrPH, FAAN
Dr. Stella Aguinaga Bialous is a native of Brazil, where she received her undergraduate education in nursing. She has a Master’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the President of Tobacco Policy International, a consultancy company involved in tobacco control policy and research. She is a senior consultant of the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative and for several other governmental and academic institutions. She is internationally recognized, and has published extensively as an expert on tobacco industry monitoring and has developed policies to address tobacco industry interference with public health.
Dr. Bialous has been collaborator with Professor Linda Sarna at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing for many years; together they have been involved in capacity building of nurses in tobacco control, and have published widely in the area of nurses and tobacco control.
Sereno, AB, Soares, EC, Lapa, E, Silva, JR, Nápoles, AM, Bialous, SA, Costa, E, Silva, VL, Novotny, TE. Feasibility Study of a Smoking Cessation Intervention in Directly Observed Therapy Short-Course Tuberculosis Treatment Clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pan American Journal of Public Health / Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública. 2012 Dec;32(6):451-6.
Sarna L & Bialous SA (2012). Saving lives: tobacco dependence treatment. CTS Inspirations, California Thoracic Society, 30 (2), Winter 2012: 7 & 9.
Sarna L, Bialous S, Ong M, Wells M, & Kotlerman J (2012). Nurses’ treatment of tobacco dependence in hospitalized smokers in three states. Research in Nursing and Health. Jun;35(3):250-64. Epub 2012 Apr 10. doi: 10.1002/nur.21476.
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Response to Underwood S & Ryan T (2010) Commentary on Sarna L, Bialous SA, Wells M, Kotlerman J, Wewers ME & Froelicher ES (2009) Frequency of Nurses' Smoking Cessation Interventions: Report From a National Survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing19, 294-296. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Jul;20(13-14):2087-9.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Ong M, Wells M, & Kotlerman J. Does the frequency of tobacco dependence treatment vary by state? A survey of nurses in California, Indiana, and West Virginia. 16th Annual Meeting Abstracts. 2010. Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, Baltimore, MD. Abstract PA9-3, p 28. http://www.srnt.org/conferences/abstracts/pdfs/2010_Abstracts.pdf
Bialous SA, Presman S, Gigliotti A, Muggli M, Hurt R. Response of the Tobacco Industry to the Creation of Smoke-free Environments in Brazil]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2010 Apr;27(4):283-90. Portuguese.
Sarna L, Bialous SA (2010). Using Evidence-based Guidelines to Help Patients Stop Smoking. American Nurse Today. 5: 44-47.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Sinha K, Yang Q, Wewers ME. Are Health Care Providers Still Smoking? Data from the 2003 and 2006/2007 Tobacco Use Supplement-Current Population Surveys. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2010 Nov;12(11):1167-71.
Bialous SA, Martins S. Brazil: São Paulo Takes the Lead. Tobacco Control. 2009 Oct;18(5):341
Bialous SA, Sarna L, Wells M, Elashoff D, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES. Characteristics of Nurses Who Used the Internet-based Nurses QuitNet® for Smoking Cessation. Public Health Nursing. 2009 Jul-Aug;26(4):329-38