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RadioActive—Quit Smoking, Gain Weight: Tobacco Cessation in the African American Community

By Michael Matthiesen posted Oct 29, 2013 at 09:41 PM

Sunday @6PM, Marcia McNutt will be discussing weight gain and tobacco cessation in the African American Community. All Americans smoke at about the same rate, but African Americans experience more tobacco-related diseases. Marcia and UM are testing the 'gold standard' smoking cessation intervention personalized to include aspects of African American culture will be more efficacious than the standard intervention.

GSA President and Clinical Health Psychology PhD program’s McKnight Doctoral Fellow, Marcia McNutt, will be discussing weight gain and tobacco cessation in the African American Community. Tobacco cessation has been on the public health agenda for decades, and though cigarette use has lowered – 20% of Americans smoke. African Americans and Caucasians smoke at about the same rate, but African Americans experience have a higher prevalence more tobacco-related diseases. Marcia and the UM are testing to see if the 'gold standard' smoking cessation intervention personalized to include aspects of African American culture will be more efficacious than the standard intervention.

Marcia McNutt, Marcia is McKnight Doctoral Fellow in the Clinical Health Psychology PhD program. Her research interests include minority health and behavioral risk factors of chronic disease. Before coming to the U, she earned a Master's in Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). Originally from Birmingham, AL, Marcia is used to Miami's summer heat. She enjoys good food, staying active, watching college football, and, most of all, dancing.

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