University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stella A. Bialous, RN, DrPH

Stella A. Bialous, RN, DrPH

Assoc Professor in Residence, Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Tobacco Control

Education

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BSN, 1985, Nursing
The Johns Hopkins University, MScN, 1990, Nursing
University of California, Berkeley, MPH, 1994, Public Health
University of California, San Francisco, DrPH, 1999, Public Health


Professional Experience

  • 1985 - 1990
    Charge nurse and acting head nurse, Federal University of Rio the Janeiro Hospital
  • 1990 - 1991
    Consultant for Nursing and Health Education, National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1991 - 1992
    Director, Cancer Education Division, National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
  • 1992 - 1993
    Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 1992 - 1999
    Post-Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999 - 2000
    Global Health Leadership Fellow, World Health Organization
  • 2001 - 2002
    Public Policy Analyst, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 
  • 2000 - present
    President, Tobacco Policy International
  • 2000 - present
    Associate Professor in Residence, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, School of Nursing, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 2005
    Media Award for the Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2006
    Elected Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2006
    Ad Q award for outstanding advertising (1 of the 10 most memorable ads from a national reader survey) for Tobacco Free Nurses advertisements
  • 2009
    Marian Barriett Lecture, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012
    Distinguished Merit Award, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
  • 2014-2018
    President, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

Selected Publications

  1. Bialous SA, Sarna L. Lung Cancer and Tobacco: What Is New? Nurs Clin North Am. 2017 03; 52(1):53-63.
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