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 3/5/2022
Hayes D, Board A, Calfee C, Ellington S, Pollack LA, Kathuria H, Eakin MN, Weissman DN, Callahan SJ, Esper AM, Crotty Alexander LE, Sharma NS, Meyer NJ, Smith LS, Novosad S, Evans ME, Goodman AB, Click ES, Robinson RT, Ewart G, Twentyman E. Pulmonary and Critical Care Considerations for E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury. Chest. 2022 Mar 05. PMID: 35257738.
- Published on 3/1/2022
Kearney L, Wiener RS, Dahodwala M, Fix GM, Hicks J, Little F, Howard J, Foreman AG, Wakeman C, O'Donnell C, Bulekova K, Drainoni ML, Kathuria H. A mixed methods study to inform and evaluate a longitudinal nurse practitioner/community health worker intervention to address social determinants of health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease self-management. BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Mar 01; 22(1):74. PMID: 35232414.
- Published on 2/1/2022
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. 2022 02; 19(2):157-160. PMID: 34347555.
- Published on 1/28/2022
Xie W, Tackett AP, Berlowitz JB, Harlow AF, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Fetterman JL, Cho J, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, DeFilippis AP, Hall ME, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Symptom Development among US Young Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Jan 28. PMID: 35089853.
- Published on 10/5/2021
Shenoy AT, Lyon De Ana C, Arafa EI, Salwig I, Barker KA, Korkmaz FT, Ramanujan A, Etesami NS, Soucy AM, Martin IMC, Tilton BR, Hinds A, Goltry WN, Kathuria H, Braun T, Jones MR, Quinton LJ, Belkina AC, Mizgerd JP. Antigen presentation by lung epithelial cells directs CD4+ TRM cell function and regulates barrier immunity. Nat Commun. 2021 10 05; 12(1):5834. PMID: 34611166.
- Published on 9/1/2021
Kathuria H, Leone FT. COUNTERPOINT: e-Cigarette Use for Harm Reduction in Tobacco Use Disorder? No. Chest. 2021 09; 160(3):809-811. PMID: 34488959.
- Published on 9/1/2021
Kathuria H, Leone FT. Rebuttal From Drs Kathuria and Leone. Chest. 2021 09; 160(3):812-813. PMID: 34488961.
- 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.
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