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.
Bialous SA, Sarna L. Opportunities for Nursing Research in Tobacco Control. Annual Review of Nurses Research. 2009;27:393-409
Sarna L, Aguinaga Bialous S, Wells MJ, Kotlerman J, Froelicher ES, Wewers ME. Do You Need to Smoke to Get a Break?: Smoking Status and Missed Work Breaks Among Staff Nurses. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2009 Aug;37(2 Suppl):S165-71.
Sarna L, Bialous S, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES, Wells MJ, Kotlerman J, Elashoff D. Nurses Trying to Quit Smoking Using the Internet. Nursing Outlook. 2009 Sep-Oct;57(5):246-56.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Rice VH, Wewers ME. Promoting Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Nursing Education. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2009 Sep;28(5):507-16
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Wells M, Kotlerman J, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES. Frequency of Nurses' Smoking Cessation Interventions: Report From a National Survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2009 Jul;18(14):2066-77
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Wells MJ, Kotlerman J. Smoking Among Psychiatric Nurses: Does it Hinder Tobacco Dependence Treatment? Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2009 Feb;15(1):59-67.
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Why Nursing Research in Tobacco Control? Annual Review of Nurses Research. 2009;27:3-31..
Sarna L & Bialous SA (2010). Response to 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 Nursing.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Cooley ME, Jun HJ, Feskanich D. Impact of Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Health-related Quality of Life in Women in the Nurses' Health Study. Quality of Life Research. 2008 Dec;17(10):1217-27.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Jun HJ, Wewers ME, Cooley ME, Feskanich D. Smoking Trends in the Nurses' Health Study (1976-2003). Nursing Research. 2008 Nov-Dec;57(6):374-82