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Title:   Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials: 10 Lessons I Learned from the NIH Summer Institute

Presenter: Lucy Popova, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UCSF

Date&time:  Tuesday, September 8, 2015; 2-4pm

(New) McKusick Conference Room
550 16th Street (at 4th street), 3rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Abstract:  This talk will provide an introduction to the NIH Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials and the application process. It will briefly cover the lessons I learned at this two-week Summer Institute, touching on the topics of developing a research program in clinical trials, building a research team, and planning a clinical behavioral trial, with overview of decisions on randomization techniques, optimization of retention, decisions regarding outcomes, choice of control group, mediators/moderators, and reporting requirements.

Bio: Lucy Popova (PhD, Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on understanding tobacco marketing and developing effective educational messages, with particular attention on new tobacco products, such as snus and electronic cigarettes. Her current research on studying how to better communicate harm of new tobacco products is supported by a K99/R00 career development award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is also a co-PI on a pilot developmental grant to study the intersection of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and marijuana use among young adults in Denver, CO, also from NCI. Her work received Paper of the Year awards from Health Education & Behavior and Communication Methods & Measures journals. She is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Health Education & Behavior.


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