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Irene Tami-Maury

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Instructor, Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Irene Tami-Maury, DMD, DrPH, MSc, is an Instructor in the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Tami-Maury conducts research on four specific areas: 1) tobacco prevention and control in vulnerable populations (e.g., people living with HIV/AIDS, individuals infected with tuberculosis, cancer patients, immigrants, LGBT individuals); 2) non-cigarette tobacco product use; 3) dentistry's role in cancer prevention, specifically tobacco control; and 4) web-based research and e-learning/training.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street
Department of Behavioral Science
Unit Number: 1330
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: CPB3.3202
Fax: 713-794-4730
Email: itami@mdanderson,org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2010 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, DrPH, Public Health (Epidemiology and International Health)
1999 Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela, Venezuela, MSc, Oral Medicine
1994 Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela, Venezuela, DMD, Dentistry

Postgraduate Training

2/2011-2016 Latinos contra el Cancer Training Program, Community-Based Participatory Research, The University of Texas School of Public Health & the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2/2011-3/2011 Tobacco Specialist, ACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education and Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
1/2011-3/2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Ellen R. Gritz

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Tamí-Maury I, Vidrine DJ, Fletcher FE, Danysh H, Arduino R, Gritz ER. Poly-Tobacco Use Among HIV-Positive Smokers: Implications for Smoking Cessation Efforts. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 15(12):2100-2106, 12/2013. PMCID: PMC3819982.
2. Fletcher FE, Vidrine DJ, Tami-Maury I, Danysh HE, King RM, Buchberg M, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. Cervical Cancer Screening Adherence among HIV-Positive Female Smokers from a Comprehensive HIV Clinic. AIDS Behavior. e-Pub 4/2013. PMID: 23605155.
3. Gritz ER, Danysh HE, Fletcher FE, Tami-Maury I, Cororve-Fingeret M, Marks-King R, Arduino RC, Vidrine DJ. Long-term Outcomes of a Cell Phone-Delivered Intervention for Smokers Living With HIV/AIDS. Clin Infect Dis 57(4):608-615, 2013. PMCID: PMC3719892.
4. Tami-Maury I, Willig J, Jolly P, Vermund S, Aban I, Hill J, Wilson C. Oral Lesions: Poor Markers of Virologic Failure in HIV-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy. International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Infectious Diseases 2013(Article ID 269728), 2013.
5. Wilson L, Harper DC, Tami-Maury I, Zarate R, Salas S, Farley J, Warren N, Mendes I, Ventura C. Global health competencies for nurses in the Americas. J Prof Nurs 28(4):213-222, Jul-Aug, 7/2012. PMID: 22818191.
6. Tamí-Maury I, Coulibaly YI, Cissoko SS, Dao S, Kristensen S. First report of HIV-related oral manifestations in Mali. Pan Afr Med J 11:18, 2012. e-Pub 1/2012. PMCID: PMC3283017.
7. Tamí-Maury I, Willig JH, Jolly PE, Vermund S, Aban I, Hill J, Wilson C, Kempf MC. Prevalence, Incidence, and Recurrence of Oral Lesions among HIV-infected Patients on ART in Alabama: a two-year longitudinal study. The Southern Medical Journal 104(8):561-566, 2011. PMID: 21886064.
8. Vasquez M, Mesa L, Almandarez O, Santos A, Matute R, Diaz L, Cruz A, Acosta S, Garcia M, Wilson L, Azuero A, Tamí-Maury I, Holcomb L., Saenz K.. Evaluation of a Strengthening Families (Familias Fuertes) Intervention for Parents and Adolescents in Honduras. The Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research (SOJNR) 10(3):1-25, 2010.
9. Tami-Maury I, Aguero M, Estupinan-Day S. Estudio piloto sobre politicas de salud bucal y VIH [Pilot study on oral health policy and HIV]. Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health 26(6):536-540, 2009. PMID: 201077058.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Middle Range Evaluation of Familas Fuertes Parent/Adolescent Education Program
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Wilson, L.
Duration: 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
Title: Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Bamako District, Mali
Funding Source: NIH/Fogarty, Framework Programs for Global Health
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 3/1/2008 - 2/28/2009
Title: Contextual Factors Contributing to Postpartum Antiretroviral Non-Adherence
Funding Source: NIH/Fogarty
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Kempf, MC
Duration: 2/1/2008 - 1/31/2009
Title: Postpartum Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence amoung HIV-infected Black Women
Funding Source: NIH/Fogarty, Framework Programs for Global Health
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Ehiri, J
Duration: 3/1/2007 - 2/29/2008
Title: Innovative Tobacco Cessation Program for University Students in Puerto Rico
Funding Source: UTMDACC Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator: Tami-Maury I and Gritz ER

Last updated: 6/30/2014