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.
L. Sarna, S. Bialous, E. Kralikova, A. Kmetova, V. Falbrova, S. Kulovana, K. Mala, E. Roubickova, M. Wells, & J. Brook. (2013). Czech nurses' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards tobacco dependence and treatment. [Abstract #: 1718] Proceedings from The European Cancer Congress 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sept. 27 – Oct. 01, 2013.
Oncology Nursing Society Position on Nursing Leadership in Global and Domestic Tobacco Control. (2013). Approved by the ONS Board of Directors, 1/13. (Sarna L and Bialous SA, co-authors).
World Health Organization. Enhancing nursing and midwifery capacity to contribute to the prevention, treatment and management of noncommunicable diseases. Written by Linda Sarna and Stella Bialous. Human Resources for Health Observer, December 2012, 32 pages. ISBN 978 92 4 1504157.
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Tobacco Control Sub-group and Health Behavior Expert Panel, American Academy of Nursing. Resolution: Smoke-free campus policies for schools of nursing and college campuses. Nursing Outlook. 2013 May-Jun;61(3):183.
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Tobacco Control Sub-group and Health Behavior Expert Panel, American Academy of Nursing. Nursing scholarship and leadership in tobacco control. Nursing Outlook. 2013 May-Jun;61(3):181-182
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Chan SS, Hollen P, O'Connell KA. (2013). Making a Difference: Nursing Scholarship and Leadership in Tobacco Control. Nursing Outlook. 2013 Jan-Feb;61(1):31-42. Epub 2012 Jul 20
Aguinaga Bialous, S, Peeters, S. A Brief Overview of the Tobacco Industry in the Last 20 Years. Tobacco Control. 2012 Mar;21(2):92-4.
Sarna L & Bialous SA (2012). A Review of Images of Nurses and Smoking on the Worldwide Web. Nursing Outlook. 2012 Sep-Oct;60(5 Suppl):S36-46.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Nandy K, Yang Q. Are Quit Attempts Among U.S. Female Nurses Who Smoke Different from Female Smokers in the General Population? An analysis of the 2006/2007 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey. BMC Womens Health. 2012 Mar 19;12:4.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Ong MK, Wells M & Kotlerman J (2012). Increasing Nursing Referral to Telephone Quitlines for Smoking Cessation Using a Web-based Program. Nursing Research.. 2012 Nov-Dec;61(6):433-40.