The Health Equity Research Group (HERG) led by Dr. Irene Tamí-Maury is a think tank committed to addressing the unequal burden of cancer and other chronic conditions among vulnerable populations, including sexual and gender minority groups, individuals with HIV, racial/ethnic minorities, and other underserved communities. We conduct research on a variety of topics related to cancer prevention and control, including tobacco and nicotine addiction. Our mission is to generate new knowledge, inform interventions, and promote health equity. We hope our webpage will serve as a valuable resource for individuals, students, healthcare providers, policymakers, and researchers who are interested in promoting health equity in underserved areas of the US, as well as in low- and middle-income countries.
SmokefreeSGM, A Text-based Program for Sexual and Gender Minority Smokers
SmokefreeSGM is a cessation intervention designed by and for assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) with their quitting efforts. The program has been tailored to the needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ smokers with input from tobacco specialists, current and former LGBTQ+ smokers, and leading experts in behavioral health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.
Embark on a smoke-free journey tailored for LGBTQ+ smokers, reclaim control, and embrace a healthier lifestyle with our dedicated team - contact us today! [Insert the Contact Us link for this project]
The UTHealth PRIDE Study
The UTHealth PRIDE Study is an annual community-need assessment aimed at understanding the conditions and risk factors linked to tobacco use and nicotine addiction among LGBTQ+ groups in Texas. Your voice matters, and we want to hear it through The UTHealth PRIDE survey. By becoming a study participant, you'll contribute to vital research that will shape tailored interventions and support for our LGBTQ+ community. Your input will directly impact the development of targeted programs designed to address our unique challenges. Together, let's create a healthier future.
The STOP Program
The STOP Program is a building capacity of Latin American cancer care providers on smoking prevention and cessation. Transform cancer care in Latin America! Our educational program focuses on smoking prevention and cessation, offering specialized training to oncology providers. As the only initiative of its kind, we address regional healthcare challenges, equipping providers with skills to tackle tobacco use. ¡Transforma la atención oncológica en América Latina! Nuestro programa se enfoca en prevenir y dejar el tabaquismo, capacitando a proveedores de oncología. Único en su tipo, aborda desafíos regionales
Decision-T is a smartphone application for healthcare professionals interested in providing smoking prevention and cessation services to their patients. Introducing our revolutionary smartphone application (app) designed exclusively for healthcare professionals passionate about offering smoking prevention and cessation services to their patients. With our user-friendly interface and comprehensive app, you'll have a powerful mobile tool at your fingertips to guide and support individuals on their journey towards a smoke-free life.
VapeDownTXT: Comin soon...
Are you ready to regain control and break free from the grip of vaping addiction? Join our exciting upcoming text-based intervention study designed specifically for adults like you. Participate virtually from the comfort of your own phone and received daily texts tailored to support your journey towards a vape-free life. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking study shaping the future of vaping cessation for adults.