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.

Research Funding

  • July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 - Evaluating the implementation of smoke-free policies in San Francisco's public housing, PI. Sponsor: UCSF CTSI/DDCF, Sponsor Award ID:
  • July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 - A smoke-free home intervention in supportive housing, PI. Sponsor: California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Sponsor Award ID: 25IP-0015
  • July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 - Ending Tobacco Use in high risk, low-income populations, Co-investigator. Sponsor: California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Sponsor Award ID: 25CP-0002
  • July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 - Evaluating the implementation of smoke-free policies in San Francisco's public housing, PI. Sponsor: UCSF CTSI/DDCF, Sponsor Award ID:

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

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, Elser H, Frazer K, Lindson N, Apollonio D Interventions to reduce tobacco use in people experiencing homelessness.  View on PubMed
  2. Katyal T, Durazo A, Hartman-Filson M, Vijayaraghavan M Responses to Graphic Warning Labels among Low-income Smokers.  View on PubMed
  3. Vijayaraghavan M Improving Access to Clinical Trials for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Treatment.  View on PubMed
  4. Alizaga NM, Hartman-Filson M, Elser H, Halpern-Felsher B, Vijayaraghavan M Alternative flavored and unflavored tobacco product use and cigarette quit attempts among current smokers experiencing homelessness.  View on PubMed
  5. Alizaga NM, Hartman-Filson M, Elser H, Halpern-Felsher B, Vijayaraghavan M Alternative flavored and unflavored tobacco product use and cigarette quit attempts among current smokers experiencing homelessness.  View on PubMed
  6. Vijayaraghavan M, King BA Advancing Housing and Health: Promoting Smoking Cessation in Permanent Supportive Housing.  View on PubMed
  7. Durazo A, Hartman-Filson M, Perez K, Alizaga NM, Petersen AB, Vijayaraghavan M Smoke-Free Home Intervention in Permanent Supportive Housing: A Multi-Faceted Intervention Pilot.  View on PubMed
  8. Petersen AB, Elser H, Nguyen T, Alizaga NM, Vijayaraghavan M Smoke-Free or Not: Attitudes Toward Indoor Smoke-Free Policies Among Permanent Supportive Housing Residents.  View on PubMed
  9. Hafez AY, Gonzalez M, Kulik MC, Vijayaraghavan M, Glantz SA Uneven Access to Smoke-Free Laws and Policies and Its Effect on Health Equity in the United States: 2000-2019.  View on PubMed
  10. Thrul J, Vijayaraghavan M, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield JM Patterns of cigarette, e-cigarette, and cannabis use among adult smokers in primary care 2014-2015.  View on PubMed
  11. Thrul J, Vijayaraghavan M, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield JM Patterns of cigarette, e-cigarette, and cannabis use among adult smokers in primary care 2014-2015.  View on PubMed
  12. Elser H, Hartman-Filson M, Alizaga NM, Vijayaraghavan M Exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco messages online and off-line among people experiencing homelessness.  View on PubMed
  13. Gubner NR, Williams DD, Chen E, Silven D, Tsoh JY, Guydish J, Vijayaraghavan M Recent cessation attempts and receipt of cessation services among a diverse primary care population - A mixed methods study.  View on PubMed
  14. Lowenstein M, Vijayaraghavan M, Burke NJ, Karliner L, Wang S, Peters M, Lozano A, Kaplan CP Real-world lung cancer screening decision-making: Barriers and facilitators.  View on PubMed
  15. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kendzor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS Corrigendum to "Concurrent nicotine and tobacco product use among homeless smokers and associations with cigarette dependence and other factors related to quitting" [Drug Alcohol Depend. 185 (2018) 133-140].  View on PubMed
  16. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kendzor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS Corrigendum to "The moderating effect of perceived social support on the relation between heaviness of smoking and quit attempts among adult homeless smokers" [Drug and Alcohol Depend. 190 (2018) 128-132].  View on PubMed
  17. Alizaga NM, Nguyen T, Petersen AB, Elser H, Vijayaraghavan M Developing Tobacco Control Interventions in Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless Adults.  View on PubMed
  18. Alizaga NM, Nguyen T, Petersen AB, Elser H, Vijayaraghavan M Developing Tobacco Control Interventions in Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless Adults.  View on PubMed
  19. Vijayaraghavan M, Neisler J, Wrighting Q, Reitzel LR, Hébert ET, Rash CJ, Kendzor DE, Businelle MS Income associations with cigarette purchasing behaviors and quit attempts among people experiencing homelessness.  View on PubMed
  20. Vijayaraghavan M, Neisler J, Wrighting Q, Reitzel LR, Hébert ET, Rash CJ, Kendzor DE, Businelle MS Income associations with cigarette purchasing behaviors and quit attempts among people experiencing homelessness.  View on PubMed

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