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Seminar Series - Julia Soulakova

Rural Drug Addiction Research Center

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Virtual Location: Zoom
Target Audiences:
RDAR Center, (402) 472-2243,
Julia Soulakova, Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida, will join us in April for our virtual Seminar Series event. She will present “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care for Smoking Cessation Among U.S. Adults”

Because of multiple long-term efforts to decrease smoking prevalence overall and close the gap in the quality of health care for diverse racial and ethnic subpopulations in the U.S., the prevalence of smoking has decreased overall in the past decade. However, the reductions were not uniform across race/ethnicity, and smoking prevalence remains highest among non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native adults and lowest among adults of Asian and Hispanic descent. In this presentation, Dr. Soulakova will address the role of cessation aids in smoking cessation, racial/ethnic disparities in utilization of smoking cessation aids, and the role of health insurance coverage in smoking prevention and cessation among diverse racial/ethnic groups.

Dr. Soulakova is a biostatistician by training with an interdisciplinary research program that integrates survey methodology, biostatistics, and tobacco research. Her primary research is targeted on determining the quality of smoking-cessation-related health care for diverse racial and ethnic groups, over-time changes in the quality of the health care, and smokers’ awareness and attitudes regarding smoking cessation methods and treatments. She has also been involved in a number of collaborative projects, including biological, pharmaceutical, and behavioral studies. She is an active member of the American Statistical Association and Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

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