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.
Helping Smokers Quit Website, Dr. Linda Sarna Principal Investigator
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES, Wells M, Balbach ED. (2007). Web Log Analysis of the First Two Years of the Tobacco Free Nurses Website. OJIN
Bialous SA, Mochizuki-Kobayashi Y, Stillman F. Courtesy and the Challenges of Implementing Smoke-free Policies in Japan. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2006 Apr;8(2):203-16
Bialous SA. Tobacco Use Cessation Within the Context of Tobacco Control Policy: Opportunities for Nursing Research. Nursing Research. 2006 Jul-Aug;55(4 Suppl):S58-63. Review
Lee K, Bialous SA. Corporate Social Responsibility: Serious Cause for Concern. Tobacco Control. 2006 Dec;15(6):419
Mandel LL, Bialous SA, Glantz SA. Avoiding "Truth": Tobacco Industry Promotion of Life Skills Training. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006 Dec;39(6):868-79. Epub 2006 Aug 30
Sarna L, Bialous S, Barbeau E, McLellan D. Strategies to Implement Tobacco Control Policy and Advocacy Initiatives. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 2006 Mar;18(1):113-22, xiii. Review
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Strategic Directions for Nursing Research in Tobacco Dependence. Nursing Research. 2006 Jul-Aug;55(4 Suppl):S1-9
Barnoya J, Bialous SA, Glantz SA. Effective Interventions to Reduce Smoking-induced Heart Disease Around the World: Time to Act. Circulation. 2005 Jul 26;112(4):456-8
Sarna L, Bialous S. Tobacco Control in the 21st Century: a Critical Issue for the Nursing Profession. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. 2005 Spring;19(1):15-24. Review