Dr. Kathuria is a pulmonary, critical care, and sleep physician, an implementation scientist, and an expert on tobacco dependence. Her clinical and research efforts are in reducing health disparities by developing, implementing, and studying the outcomes of innovative programs that focus on teachable moments to promote health behavior change in tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable disease. She is a PI or Co-I on several pilot projects using various platforms to improve access to guideline recommended treatment. She recently conducted a randomized controlled trial funded by the American Lung Association (Lung Cancer Discovery Award) using an inpatient nurse-driven intervention to promote smoking cessation and lung cancer screening.
Dr. Kathuria has developed and directs the Tobacco Treatment Center at Boston Medical Center, a program that brings together a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who specialize in helping smokers quit cigarettes. The team provides tobacco dependence consultation on >1500 hospitalized smokers each year. For this work, she received the inaugural Evans Clinical Innovator Award relating to efforts to treat tobacco dependence in low SES populations. She recently received funding from the Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences to assess outcomes related to implementation of the program.
Dr. Kathuria has chaired a national project sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) to prioritize research needs to optimize smoking cessation in the context of lung cancer screening and is an invited member of the American Cancer Society Tobacco Cessation Task Group (National Lung Cancer Round Table) tasked to improve implementation of tobacco treatment in lung cancer screening programs. She is on an ATS panel that has developed an updated clinical tobacco treatment guideline, and is chairing a committee through the American College of Chest Physicians to develop a national clinical guideline on implementing inpatient tobacco treatment services. Dr. Kathuria has been appointed by the ATS president to serve as vice-chair on the Tobacco Action Committee to help organize educational, advocacy and policy activities relating to tobacco use.
- Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
- Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University
- Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
- Loyola University - Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, MD
- Northwestern University, BA
- Published on 9/1/2021
Kathuria H, Leone FT. COUNTERPOINT: e-Cigarette Use for Harm Reduction in Tobacco Use Disorder? No. Chest. 2021 Sep; 160(3):809-811. PMID: 34488959.
- Published on 9/1/2021
Kathuria H, Leone FT. Rebuttal From Drs Kathuria and Leone. Chest. 2021 Sep; 160(3):812-813. PMID: 34488961.
- Published on 8/4/2021
Eakin MN, Bauer SE, Carr T, Dagli E, Ewart G, Garfield JL, Jaspers I, Kher S, Leone FT, Melzer AC, Moazed F, Moraes TJ, Reddy KP, Upson D, Kathuria H. Policy Recommendations to Eliminate Tobacco Use and Improve Health from the American Thoracic Society Tobacco Action Committee. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Aug 04. PMID: 34347555.
- Published on 6/1/2021
Barker KA, Etesami NS, Shenoy AT, Arafa EI, Lyon de Ana C, Smith NM, Martin IM, Goltry WN, Barron AM, Browning JL, Kathuria H, Belkina AC, Guillon A, Zhong X, Crossland NA, Jones MR, Quinton LJ, Mizgerd JP. Lung-resident memory B cells protect against bacterial pneumonia. J Clin Invest. 2021 06 01; 131(11). PMID: 34060477.
- Published on 5/15/2021
Gesthalter Y, Kathuria H, Moazed F. Smoking Cessation and Cancer. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 05 15; 203(10):P24-P25. PMID: 34014803.
- Published on 11/28/2020
Palmer AM, Rojewski AM, Chen LS, Fucito LM, Galiatsatos P, Kathuria H, Land SR, Morgan GD, Ramsey AT, Richter KP, Wen X, Toll BA. Tobacco Treatment Program Models in US Hospitals and Outpatient Centers on Behalf of the SRNT Treatment Network. Chest. 2021 04; 159(4):1652-1663. PMID: 33259805.
- Published on 11/2/2020
Xie W, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Incident Respiratory Conditions Among US Adults From 2013 to 2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 11 02; 3(11):e2020816. PMID: 33180127.
- Published on 10/25/2020
Belok SH, Parikh R, Bernardo J, Kathuria H. E-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury: a review. Pneumonia (Nathan). 2020; 12:12. PMID: 33110741.
- Published on 9/15/2020
Quintiliani LM, Kathuria H, Truong V, Murillo J, Borrelli B, Xuan Z, Lasser KE. Patient navigation among recently hospitalized smokers to promote tobacco treatment: Results from a randomized exploratory pilot study. Addict Behav. 2021 02; 113:106659. PMID: 33010473.
- Published on 7/15/2020
Leone FT, Zhang Y, Evers-Casey S, Evins AE, Eakin MN, Fathi J, Fennig K, Folan P, Galiatsatos P, Gogineni H, Kantrow S, Kathuria H, Lamphere T, Neptune E, Pacheco MC, Pakhale S, Prezant D, Sachs DPL, Toll B, Upson D, Xiao D, Cruz-Lopes L, Fulone I, Murray RL, O'Brien KK, Pavalagantharajah S, Ross S, Zhang Y, Zhu M, Farber HJ. Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment in Tobacco-Dependent Adults. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 07 15; 202(2):e5-e31. PMID: 32663106.
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