SBS is thrilled to announce that Stella Aguinaga Bialous will be joining our ladder-rank faculty and teaching in health policy. Stella is a native of Brazil and has been working internationally on cancer and tobacco control policy for several years. She has been involved with the WHO and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the only United Nations’ treaty on a public health topic, since its planning stages and continues to provide policy advice to a range of countries and professional organizations. She is recognized as one of the world's leader in policies to counter the tobacco industry interference with public policy, which is now a model to address other corporate determinants of health. She is currently developing research proposals on integrating tobacco control, including tobacco use cessation, into primary care, cancer care and HIV/AIDS care. Her other area of interest is engaging nurses in the policy arena, building on opportunities for nurses’ engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Most recently she has published on the environmental impact of tobacco.
Please everyone join us in giving her the warmest of welcomes!