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Biomed D-104U

Rebecca Williams, DrPH

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • DrPH (Community-Based and Translational Research), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • MPH (Social and Behavioral Health Sciences), University of Hawaii at Mānoa
  • BS (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Sonoma State University

Research Interests

  • Tobacco control
  • Smoking cessation
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Behavior change motivation 

Selected Research Projects

(PI) KATS, SYNAR, FDA Tobacco: Underage tobacco compliance surveillance and enforcement

(PI) Evaluator for the State Tobacco Plan

Lead evaluator for CDC funded statewide implementation of approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors

Selected Publications

Williams, R.J. & Nigg, C. (2014). Assessing the extent to which health care workers advised and assisted smokers to quit based on patient motivation levels. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 25, 81-86.

Williams, R.J., Masica, A.L., McBurni, M., Solberg, L.I., Bailey, S.R., Hazlehurst, B., Kurtz, S.E., Williams, A.E., Puro, J.E., & Stevens, V.J. (2014). Documentation of the 5As for Smoking Cessation by Primary Care Physicians Across Distinct Health Systems. American Journal of Managed Care, 20, e82-e89.

Williams, R., Herzog, T., & Simmons, V. (2011). Risk perception and motivation to quit smoking: A Test of the Health Action Process Approach. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 789-791.