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Irene Tami-Maury

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Instructor, Department of Behavioral Science, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, 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, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
1155 Pressler Street
Department of Behavorial Science
Unit Number: 1330
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: CPB3.3202
Fax: 7137944730
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

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

Honors and Awards

2011-present Latinos Contra el Cancer Community Networks Program Training Opportunity, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas School of Public Health
2005-2007 Fulbright Scholarship, Federal Government

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Gritz ER, Danysh HE, Fletcher FE, Tami-Maury I, Fingeret MC, King RM, Arduino RC, Vidrine DJ. Long-term Outcomes of a Cell Phone-Delivered Intervention for Smokers Living With HIV/AIDS. Clin Infect Dis 57(4):608-15, 8/2013. e-Pub 5/23/2013. PMCID: PMC3719892.
2. 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 Tob Res. e-Pub 8/2013. PMID: 23907506.
3. 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 Behav. e-Pub 4/2013. PMID: 23605155.
4. Tami-Maury I, Willig J, Jolly P, Vermund S, Aban I, Hill J, Wilson C. Oral Leisons: 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):213-22, 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 IM, Willig JH, Jolly PE, Vermund S, Aban I, Hill JD, Wilson CM, Kempf MC. Prevalence, incidence, and recurrence of oral lesions among HIV-infected patients on HAART in Alabama: a two-year longitudinal study. South Med J 104(8):561-6, 8/2011. PMID: 21886064.
8. Tamí-Maury I, Willig J, Vermund S, Jolly P, Aban I, Hill J, Wilson CM. Contemporary profile of oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS and associated risk factors in a Southeastern US clinic. J Public Health Dent 71(4):257-64, 2011. e-Pub 5/2011. PMID: 22320283.
9. 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. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research (SOJNR) 10(3):1-25, 2010.
10. Tamí-Maury I, Agüero M, Estupiñán-Day S. [Pilot study of oral health policy and HIV]. Rev Panam Salud Publica 26(6):536-40, 12/2009. PMID: 20107708.

Last updated: 10/8/2013