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Dr. Frances Stillman


Associate Professor of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Summary

Dr. Stillman was responsible for implementing and evaluating the smoking ban at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine. This evaluation effort was one of the first to demonstrate reduction in smoking consumption and prevalence, as well as lowering secondhand-smoke exposure. She also designed and implemented the Johns Hopkins Inpatient Smoking Cessation Service and developed and evaluated the Heart Body & Soul Spiritual Smoking Cessation Program. In addition, Dr. Stillman had a major role in helping to enact Baltimore City’s landmark restrictions on tobacco and alcohol billboards.

Journal Citations

Stillman, F.; Wipfli, H.; Samet, J. Reaching and educating the global tobacco control community: innovative approaches to tobacco control training. Public Health Rep. 2006 Sep-Oct;121(5):521-528.

Stillman, F.; Yang, G.; Figueiredo, V.; Hernandez-Avila, M.; Samet, J. Building capacity for tobacco control research and policy. Tobacco control. 2006 Jun;15 Suppl 1:i18-23.

Schmitt, C.L.; Malarcher, A.M.; Clark, P.I.; Bombard, J.M.; Strauss, W.; Stillman, F.A. Community guide recommendations and state level tobacco control programmes: 1999-2004. Tobacco control. 2007 Oct;16(5):318-324.

Smith, K.C.; Stillman, F.; Bone, L.; Yancey, N.; Price, E.; Belin, P.; Kromm, E.E. Buying and selling "loosies" in Baltimore: the informal exchange of cigarettes in the community context. J Urban Health. 2007 Jul;84(4):494-507.

Smith, S.Y.; Curbow, B.; Stillman, F.A. Harm perception of nicotine products in college freshmen. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Sep;9(9):977-982.

Stillman, F.; Navas-Acien, A.; Ma, J.; Ma, S.; Avila-Tang, E.; Breysse, P.; Yang, G.; Samet, J. Second-hand tobacco smoke in public places in urban and rural China. Tobacco control. 2007 Aug;16(4):229-234.

Stillman, F.A.; Bone, L.; Avila-Tang, E.; Smith, K.; Yancey, N.; Street, C.; Owings, K. Barriers to smoking cessation in inner-city African American young adults. Am J Public Health. 2007 Aug;97(8):1405-1408.

Ma, S.; Hoang, M.A.; Samet, J.M.;
Wang, J.; Mei, C.; Xu, X.; Stillman, F.A. Myths and attitudes that sustain smoking in China. Journal of health communication. 2008 Oct-Nov;13(7):654-666.

Smith-Simone, S.Y.; Curbow, B.A.; Stillman, F.A. Differing psychosocial risk profiles of college freshmen waterpipe, cigar, and cigarette smokers. Addict Behav. 2008 Dec;33(12):1619-1624.

Stillman, F.; Hoang, M.; Linton, R.; Ritthiphakdee, B.; Trochim, W. Mapping tobacco industry strategies in South East Asia for action planning and surveillance. Tobacco control. 2008 Feb;17(1):e1.

Valdes-Salgado, R.; Avila-Tang, E.; Stillman, F.A.; Wipfli, H.; Samet, J.M. [Laws that ban smoking in indoor places in Mexico]. Salud publica de Mexico. 2008;50 Suppl 3:S334-342.

Smith, K.; Bone, L.; Clay, E.; Owings, K.; Thames, S.; Stillman, F. Partnering with Educaiton and Job and Training Programs for Sustainable Tobacco Control Among Baltimore African-American Young Adults. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2009;3(1):9-17.


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