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 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 Jul 15; 202(2):e5-e31. PMID: 32663106.
- Published on 5/16/2020
Herbst N, Wiener RS, Helm ED, O'Donnell C, Fitzgerald C, Wong C, Bulekova K, Waite M, Mishuris RG, Kathuria H. Effectiveness of an Opt-Out Electronic Heath Record-Based Tobacco Treatment Consult Service at an Urban Safety Net Hospital. Chest. 2020 May 16. PMID: 32428510.
- Published on 5/7/2020
Wiener RS, Clark JA, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Fix GM, Slatore CG, Kathuria H. Patient vs Clinician Perspectives on Communication About Results of Lung Cancer Screening: A Qualitative Study. Chest. 2020 May 07. PMID: 32387521.
- Published on 4/15/2020
Golden SE, Ono SS, Melzer A, Davis J, Zeliadt SB, Heffner JL, Kathuria H, Garcia-Alexander G, Slatore CG. "I already know that smoking ain't good for me": Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Lung Cancer Screening Decision-Making Discussions as a Teachable Moment. Chest. 2020 Apr 15. PMID: 32304776.
- Published on 4/5/2020
Kathuria H, Hollingsworth HM, Vilvendhan R, Reardon C. Management of life-threatening hemoptysis. J Intensive Care. 2020; 8:23. PMID: 32280479.
- Published on 3/16/2020
Kathuria H, Koppelman E, Borrelli B, Slatore CG, Clark JA, Lasser KE, Wiener RS. Patient-Physician Discussions on Lung Cancer Screening: A Missed Teachable Moment to Promote Smoking Cessation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 03 16; 22(3):431-439. PMID: 30476209.
- Published on 3/15/2020
Reddy K, Kher S, Kathuria H. Prescription Medications to Help You Stop Smoking. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 03 15; 201(6):P11-P12. PMID: 32167378.
- Published on 3/1/2020
Kathuria H, Neptune E. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Lung Cancer: Tobacco Treatment. Clin Chest Med. 2020 Mar; 41(1):39-51. PMID: 32008628.
- Published on 1/1/2020
Seth B, Herbst N, Oleinik K, Clark K, Helm ED, O'Donnell C, Fitzgerald C, Wong C, Wiener RS, Kathuria H. Feasibility, Acceptability, and Adoption of an Inpatient Tobacco Treatment Service at a Safety-Net Hospital: A Mixed-Methods Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 01; 17(1):63-71. PMID: 31593497.
- Published on 9/1/2019
Kathuria H, Seibert RG, Cobb V, Weinstein ZM, Gowarty M, Helm ED, Wiener RS. Patient and Physician Perspectives on Treating Tobacco Dependence in Hospitalized Smokers With Substance Use Disorders: A Mixed Methods Study. J Addict Med. 2019 Sep/Oct; 13(5):338-345. PMID: 31232740.
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