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About Joan M Davis RDH, PhD

Tobacco cessation: integration of behaviorally-based tobacco dependence education (TDE)into healthcare curriculum is essential in order to better prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals to help their patients quit. As a research educator, I am committed to providing evidence-based innovations/resources to healthcare educators through open-source forums. One such resource is called Tobacco Free! Curriculum and can be found at http://tobaccofree.siu.edu My research explores how healthcare educators adopt, implement and integrate content requiring students to demonstrate behaviorally-based interventions such as helping a patient quit smoking or choosing healthy foods. Curricular change is needed - starting with educators.

Positions

Present Faculty Member, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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