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.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES, Danao L. Nurses, Smoking, and the Workplace. Research in Nursing and Health. 2005 Feb;28(1):79-90
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Children's Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke. Public Health Nursing. 2005 Nov-Dec;22(6):459
Sarna L & Bialous S. (2005) Letter to the editor. Public Health Nursing. 22: 459.
Bialous SA, Sarna L, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES, Danao L. Nurses' Perspectives of Smoking Initiation, Addiction, and Cessation. Nursing Research. 2004 Nov-Dec;53(6):387-95
Bialous SA, Sarna L. Sparing a Few Minutes for Tobacco Cessation: If Only Half of All Nurses Helped One Patient per Month Quit Smoking, More than 12 Million Smokers Would Overcome Their Addictions Every Year. American Journal of Nursing. 2004 Dec;104(12):54-60. Review
Drope J, Bialous SA, Glantz SA. Tobacco Industry Efforts to Present Ventilation as an Alternative to Smoke-free Environments in North America. Tobacco Control. 2004 Mar;13 Suppl 1:i41-7. Review
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Tobacco Control Policies of Oncology Nursing Organizations. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. 2004 May;20(2):101-10, table of contents
Sarna L, Bialous SA. Why Tobacco is a Women's Health Issue. Nursing Clinics of North America. 2004 Mar;39(1):165-80. Review
Bialous S & Sarna L. (2004) Nurses and the FCTC. The Net, Fall, 5 & 8. for the International Network of Women against Tobacco (INWAT)
Bialous SA, Kaufman N, Sarna L. Tobacco Control Policies. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. 2003 Nov;19(4):291-300. Review.
Abstracted as feature article “WHO tobacco treaty leads the way” (2004) in International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care. 16:4-5.