Developing biomarker feedback for smoking cessation programs

This grant provides support to investigators at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University to develop a smoking-cessation program for ethnically diverse, low-income women who are pregnant. The program will include culturally sensitive materials and through blood tests offer women who smoke an objective biological indication about the increased cancer risk they face. Pregnant women may be particularly receptive to smoking-cessation interventions and previous studies have suggested that providing biological feedback about their increased cancer risk may be particularly effective in encouraging pregnant women and new mothers to quit smoking.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $47,913.00

Awarded on: 10/27/1998

Time frame: 11/1/1998 - 8/31/1999

Grant Number: 31347


Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

722 West 168th Street
New York, 10032-3702


Frederica P. Perera
Project Director