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 is also a PI of 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 is developing an updated clinical tobacco treatment guideline, and in 2019 will be chairing a committee through the American College of Chest Physicians to develop a national clinical guideline on implementing inpatient tobacco treatment services. Dr. Kathuria been appointed by the ATS president to serve on the Tobacco Action Committee to help organize educational, advocacy and policy activities relating to tobacco use.
- Active Staff Privileges, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, Boston Medical Center
- Loyola University - Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, MD
- Northwestern University, BA
- Published on 2/18/2019
Kathuria H, Seibert RG, Cobb V, Herbst N, Weinstein ZM, Gowarty M, Jhunjhunwala R, Helm ED, Wiener RS. Perceived barriers to quitting cigarettes among hospitalized smokers with substance use disorders: A mixed methods study. Addict Behav. 2019 Aug; 95:41-48. PMID: 30836208.
- Published on 2/10/2019
Iaccarino JM, Duran C, Slatore CG, Wiener RS, Kathuria H. Combining smoking cessation interventions with LDCT lung cancer screening: A systematic review. Prev Med. 2019 Apr; 121:24-32. PMID: 30753860.
- Published on 11/23/2018
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. 2018 Nov 23. PMID: 30476209.
- Published on 10/15/2018
Leone FT, Carlsen KH, Chooljian D, Crotty Alexander LE, Detterbeck FC, Eakin MN, Evers-Casey S, Farber HJ, Folan P, Kathuria H, Latzka K, McDermott S, McGrath-Morrow S, Moazed F, Munzer A, Neptune E, Pakhale S, Sachs DPL, Samet J, Sufian B, Upson D. Recommendations for the Appropriate Structure, Communication, and Investigation of Tobacco Harm Reduction Claims. An Official American Thoracic Society Policy Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 15; 198(8):e90-e105. PMID: 30320525.
- Published on 9/26/2018
Kathuria H, Millien G, McNally L, Gower AC, Tagne JB, Cao Y, Ramirez MI. NKX2-1-AS1 negatively regulates CD274/PD-L1, cell-cell interaction genes, and limits human lung carcinoma cell migration. Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 26; 8(1):14418. PMID: 30258080.
- Published on 7/1/2018
Kathuria H, Leone FT, Neptune ER. Treatment of tobacco dependence: current state of the art. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2018 07; 24(4):327-334. PMID: 29677028.
- Published on 6/16/2018
Millien G, Cao Y, O'Hara CJ, Tagne JB, Hinds A, Williams MC, Ramirez MI, Kathuria H. ETS1 regulates Twist1 transcription in a KrasG12D/Lkb1-/- metastatic lung tumor model of non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2018 03; 35(3):149-165. PMID: 29909489.
- Published on 3/1/2018
Kathuria H. Proactively Engaging Smokers with Chronic Respiratory Disease in Tobacco Treatment. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 03; 15(3):308-309. PMID: 29493333.
- Published on 2/21/2018
Wiener RS, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Lasser KE, Borrelli B, Au DH, Slatore CG, Clark JA, Kathuria H. Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Shared Decision-making in Early Adopting Lung Cancer Screening Programs: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jul; 33(7):1035-1042. PMID: 29468601.
- Published on 2/9/2018
Muñoz-Largacha JA, Steiling KA, Kathuria H, Charlot M, Fitzgerald C, Suzuki K, Litle VR. Initial surgical experience following implementation of lung cancer screening at an urban safety net hospital. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun; 155(6):2674-2681. PMID: 29534906.
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