Professor, Family Medicine
Director, UNC Tobacco Treatment Programs
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
I am interested in all aspects of tobacco use interventions. This includes tobacco policy, cessation, youth prevention, advertising and electronic cigarettes. I am the medical director of UNC’s Tobacco Treatment Programs in the School of Medicine that treats over 4,000 tobacco users annually in inpatient, cancer, worksite and outpatient settings.
Awards and Honors
- WCHL Hometown Hero Award, Chapel Hill, NC, 2011:
- U.S. Army Dental Command Presentation Award, 2010
- Evan’s Lifetime Leadership Award, Durham, 2009
- Academy of Educators, UNC School of Medicine, 2006
- Ned Brooks Award for Service, 2003
- 4H Distinguished Service Award, 2002
- UNC Chancellor’s Award for Service, 2001
- Physician Excellence Prevention Award, North Carolina Prevention Partners, 2000
- Award for Community Service, Governor James Hunt, 2000
- Young Leadership Award, Durham/Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, 1999
- Rising Star Award University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1998
- Excellence in teaching and scholarship, UNC Department of Family Medicine, 1997
- NIH National Research Service Award – Primary Care Research Fellowship, Chapel Hill, NC, 1990
News and Stories
UNC Lineberger hosts White House Chief Science & Technology Advisor
The White House Chief Science and Technology Advisor Arati Prabhakar, MS, PhD, visited Chapel Hill to discuss the fight against cancer at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Daily emails about chemicals in tobacco lead some smokers to consider quitting
Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, and Leah M. Ranney, PhD, have published a study that found that smokers who saw messages about tobacco chemicals with associated health risks expressed greater desire to quit smoking.
NCI awards supplemental grant to UNC Tobacco Treatment Team
The award, a supplement to a two-year NCI grant, will expand tobacco cessation treatment services for N.C. Cancer Hospital patients who use tobacco products and extend these services to their support persons who also use tobacco.
A call for more comprehensive smoking cessation programs for cancer patients who smoke
Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, Trevor Jolly, MBBS, and Kimberly Shoenbill, MD, PhD, published an editorial in JAMA that states the case for more intensive smoking cessation programs for cancer patients.