Stella Aguinaga Bialous, RN, DrPH, FAAN

President
Tobacco Policy International

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.

Publications

2012

  • Journal

    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. 

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  • Editorial

    Sarna L & Bialous SA (2012). Saving lives: tobacco dependence treatment. CTS Inspirations, California Thoracic Society, 30 (2), Winter 2012: 7 & 9.

  • Journal

    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.

    DOI:
    10.1002/nur.21476
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2011

  • Journal

    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. 

    DOI:
    10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03655.x
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2010

2009

  • Journal

    Bialous SA, Martins S. Brazil: São Paulo Takes the Lead. Tobacco Control. 2009 Oct;18(5):341

    DOI:
    10.1136/tc.2009.033167
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  • Journal

    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

    DOI:
    10.1111/j.1525-1446.2009.00787.x
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