University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Tobacco Control

Research Summary

Dr. Vijayaraghavan is a practicing general internist at the San Francisco General Hospital and a researcher in tobacco control with a focus on populations experiencing homelessness. Dr. Vijayaraghavan's intervention research stems from collaborations with community organizations. As PI of two grants (22XT-0020,25CP-0002) from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, she collaborated with homeless shelters and supportive housing programs to implement interventions to increase access to cessation services and smoke-free policies among homeless clients. As co-investigator (PI Satterfield, DA034253-04) on an implementation and dissemination grant on a randomized controlled trial of computer-facilitated delivery of 5As for smoking cessation, she worked with 3 diverse primary care clinics to improve provider-delivery of 5As. As co-investigator on a community practice based research grant from the TRDRP (PI Guydish, 25CP-002) and SFCAN (PI Guydish, an intramural grant), she is collaborating with homeless shelters and safety net health clinics to improve delivery of cessation services to high-risk populations in San Francisco.

Education

Brown University, Sc.B, 05/1999, Biology
Boston University School of Medicine, MD, 05/2006, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, MAS, 06/2011, Clinical Research


Professional Experience

  • 2011-2015
    Attending physician, Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • 2011-2014
    Attending physician, VA San Diego Healthcare system
  • 2013-2015
    Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Diego
  • 2015-present
    Assistant Professor in Residence, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 2005
    Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • 2006
    Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association
  • 2006
    Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • 2009
    Joseph N. Muschel House Staff Award for Humanism and Excellence in Medicine
  • 2015
    Award for poster presentation in the category of Public Health in Action, Public Health Research Day, UCSD, April 9, 2015

Selected Publications

  1. Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Stewart SL, Cummins SE, Schillinger D, Kohatsu ND, Tong EK. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Response to Incentives for Quitline Engagement. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec; 55(6S2):S186-S195.
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  2. Tong EK, Stewart SL, Schillinger D, Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Epperson AE, Vela C, Kratochvil S, Anderson CM, Kirby CA, Zhu SH, Safier J, Sloss G, Kohatsu ND. The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking Project: Impact of Statewide Outreach Through Health Channels. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec; 55(6S2):S159-S169.
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  3. McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B. Heated tobacco products likely appeal to adolescents and young adults. Tob Control. 2018 Nov; 27(Suppl 1):s41-s47.
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  4. McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Lempert LK, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B. IQOS labelling will mislead consumers. Tob Control. 2018 Aug 29.
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  5. Vijayaraghavan M, Benmarnhia T, Pierce JP, White MM, Kempster J, Shi Y, Trinidad DR, Messer K. Income disparities in smoking cessation and the diffusion of smoke-free homes among U.S. smokers: Results from two longitudinal surveys. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7):e0201467.
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  6. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. The moderating effect of perceived social support on the relation between heaviness of smoking and quit attempts among adult homeless smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Jul 11; 190:128-132.
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  7. Satterfield JM, Gregorich SE, Kalkhoran S, Lum PJ, Bloome J, Alvarado N, Muñoz RF, Vijayaraghavan M. Computer-Facilitated 5A's for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Trial of Technology to Promote Provider Adherence. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jul; 55(1):35-43.
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  8. Petersen AB, Stewart HC, Walters J, Vijayaraghavan M. Correction to: Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing. J Community Health. 2018 Jun; 43(3):630-631.
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  9. Petersen AB, Stewart HC, Walters J, Vijayaraghavan M. Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing. J Community Health. 2018 Apr; 43(2):312-320.
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  10. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. Concurrent nicotine and tobacco product use among homeless smokers and associations with cigarette dependence and other factors related to quitting. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Apr 01; 185:133-140.
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  11. Vijayaraghavan M, Olsen P, Weeks J, McKelvey K, Ponath C, Kushel M. Older African American Homeless-Experienced Smokers' Attitudes Toward Tobacco Control Policies-Results from the HOPE HOME Study. Am J Health Promot. 2018 Feb; 32(2):381-391.
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  12. Kalkhoran S, Alvarado N, Vijayaraghavan M, Lum PJ, Yuan P, Satterfield JM. Patterns of and reasons for electronic cigarette use in primary care patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Oct; 32(10):1122-1129.
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  13. Vijayaraghavan M, Yuan P, Gregorich S, Lum P, Appelle N, Napoles AM, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield J. Disparities in receipt of 5As for smoking cessation in diverse primary care and HIV clinics. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Jun; 6:80-87.
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  14. Shi Y, Pierce JP, White M, Vijayaraghavan M, Compton W, Conway K, Hartman AM, Messer K. E-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation in the 2010/2011 TUS-CPS longitudinal cohort. BMC Public Health. 2016 10 21; 16(1):1105.
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  15. Vijayaraghavan M, Guydish J, Pierce JP. Building Tobacco Cessation Capacity in Homeless Shelters: A Pilot Study. J Community Health. 2016 Oct; 41(5):998-1005.
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  16. Vijayaraghavan M, Schroeder SA, Kushel M. The effectiveness of tobacco control policies on vulnerable populations in the USA: a review. Postgrad Med J. 2016 Sep 22.
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  17. Nápoles AM, Appelle N, Kalkhoran S, Vijayaraghavan M, Alvarado N, Satterfield J. Perceptions of clinicians and staff about the use of digital technology in primary care: qualitative interviews prior to implementation of a computer-facilitated 5As intervention. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016 Apr 19; 16:44.
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  18. Vijayaraghavan M, Tieu L, Ponath C, Guzman D, Kushel M. Tobacco Cessation Behaviors Among Older Homeless Adults: Results From the HOPE HOME Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 08; 18(8):1733-9.
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  19. Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP. Implementing Tobacco Control Programs in Homeless Shelters: A Mixed-Methods Study. Health Promot Pract. 2016 07; 17(4):501-11.
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  20. Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP. A Qualitative Examination of Smoke-Free Policies and Electronic Cigarettes Among Sheltered Homeless Adults. Am J Health Promot. 2017 05; 31(3):243-250.
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