Stella A. Bialous, RN, DrPH

Stella A. Bialous, RN, DrPH

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

Phone: (415) 502-3353
Box 0646, UCSF

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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. Kulik MC, Bialous SA, Munthali S, Max W. Tobacco growing and the sustainable development goals, Malawi. Bull World Health Organ. 2017 May 01; 95(5):362-367.
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  2. Králíková E, Felbrová V, Kulovaná S, Malá K, Nohavová I, Roubícková E, Pánková A, Bialous SA, Wells MJ, Brook J, Sarna L. Nurses' Attitudes toward Intervening with Smokers: Their Knowledge, Opinion and E-Learning Impact. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2016 Dec; 24(4):272-275.
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  3. So WK, Chan RJ, Truant T, Trevatt P, Bialous SA, Barton-Burke M. Global Perspectives on Cancer Health Disparities: Impact, Utility, and Implications for Cancer Nursing. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Oct-Dec; 3(4):316-323.
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  4. Sarna L, Bialous SA. Implementation of Tobacco Dependence Treatment Programs in Oncology Settings. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2016 Aug; 32(3):187-96.
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  5. Beck SL, Bialous S, Ben-Gal Y. The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care: Position Statements Can Aid Nurses to Think Globally and Act Locally. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016 Mar 1; 43(2):253-5.
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  6. Bialous SA, Sarna L. ISNCC Tobacco Position Statement. Cancer Nurs. 2016 Jan-Feb; 39(1):80-1.
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  7. Heath J, Hollen PJ, Bialous SA, Coyne B, Sarna L. Few U.S. schools of nursing on campuses with smoke-free policies: A Call for Action. Nurs Outlook. 2016 May-Jun; 64(3):271-8.
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  8. Sarna LP, Bialous SA, Králíková E, Kmetova A, Felbrová V, Kulovaná S, Malá K, Roubícková E, Wells MJ, Brook JK. Tobacco Cessation Practices and Attitudes Among Nurses in the Czech Republic. Cancer Nurs. 2015 Nov-Dec; 38(6):E22-9.
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  9. Novotny TE, Bialous SA, Burt L, Curtis C, Luiza da Costa V, Iqtidar SU, Liu Y, Pujari S, Tursan d'Espaignet E. The environmental and health impacts of tobacco agriculture, cigarette manufacture and consumption. Bull World Health Organ. 2015 Dec 1; 93(12):877-80.
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  10. Sarna L, Bialous SA, Zou XN, Wang W, Hong J, Wells M, Brook J. Evaluation of a web-based educational programme on changes in frequency of nurses' interventions to help smokers quit and reduce second-hand smoke exposure in China. J Adv Nurs. 2016 Jan; 72(1):118-26.
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  11. Sarna L, Bialous SA, Zou XN, Wang W, Hong J, Chan S, Wells MJ, Brook J. Helping smokers quit: behaviours and attitudes of Chinese Registered Nurses. J Adv Nurs. 2016 Jan; 72(1):107-17.
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  12. Gilmore AB, Fooks G, Drope J, Bialous SA, Jackson RR. Exposing and addressing tobacco industry conduct in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet. 2015 Mar 14; 385(9972):1029-43.
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  13. Malone RE, Bialous SA. WHO FCTC article 5.3: promise but little progress. Tob Control. 2014 Jul; 23(4):279-80.
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  14. Sarna LP, Bialous SA, Kraliková E, Kmetova A, Felbrová V, Kulovaná S, Malá K, Roubicková E, Wells MJ, Brook JK. Impact of a smoking cessation educational program on nurses' interventions. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2014 Sep; 46(5):314-21.
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  15. Bialous SA, Sarma L. Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation: a quandary? Lancet. 2014 Feb 1; 383(9915):407-8.
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  16. Sarna L, Bialous SA, Nandy K, Antonio AL, Yang Q. Changes in smoking prevalences among health care professionals from 2003 to 2010-2011. JAMA. 2014 Jan 8; 311(2):197-9.
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  17. Sarna L, Bialous SA. Nursing scholarship and leadership in tobacco control. Nurs Outlook. 2013 May-Jun; 61(3):181-2.
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  18. Sarna L, Bialous SA. Resolution: Smoke-free campus policies for schools of nursing and college campuses. Nurs Outlook. 2013 May-Jun; 61(3):183.
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  19. 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. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012 Dec; 32(6):451-6.
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  20. Sarna L, Bialous SA, Ong MK, Wells M, Kotlerman J. Increasing nursing referral to telephone quitlines for smoking cessation using a web-based program. Nurs Res. 2012 Nov-Dec; 61(6):433-40.
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