Joanne D'Silva

Joanne D'Silva

Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health

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Joanne D’Silva completed her BS in Psychology and MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Florida. Her research examines tobacco-related disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations, with an emphasis on community-based approaches to reduce the burden of health disparities. She is also interested in the dissemination and translation of strategies to inform programs and policies aimed at advancing health equity.

The focus of Ms. D'Silva's dissertation research is "Menthol cigarette restrictions at the local level: Community perceptions, lessons learned, and policy evaluation."

Selected Publications

D’Silva, J., O’Gara, E. & Villaluz, C (2018). Tobacco Industry Misappropriation of American Indian Culture and Traditional Tobacco. Tobacco Control

D'Silva, J., Cohn, A., Johnson. A.L., & Villanti, A.C. (2017). Differences in Subjective Experiences to First Use of Menthol and Non-Menthol Cigarettes in a National Sample of Young Adult Cigarette Smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx181

Scott, S., D'Silva, J., Hernandez, C., Villaluz, N.T., Martinez, J., Matter, C. (2017). The Tribal Tobacco Education and Policy Initiative: findings from a collaborative, participatory evaluation. Health Promotion Practice 18(4) 545-553.

Amato, M.S., D’Silva, J., Boyle, R.G. (2015). Slowing Menthol’s Progress: Differential Impact of a Tobacco Tax Increase on Cigarette Sales. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 18 (5), 1303-1306.

D’Silva, J., Amato, M.S., Boyle, R.G. (2015). Quitting and Switching: Menthol Smokers’ Responses to a Menthol Ban. Tobacco Regulatory Science. 1(1), 54-60.

Bosma, L.M., D’Silva, J., Jansen, A.L., Sandman, N.R., & Hink, R. (2014).  The Wiidookowishin Program: Elements that Contribute to Successful Enrollment and Participation in a Culturally Tailored Tobacco Cessation Program. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. 21(1).

D'Silva, J., Boyle, R.G., Lien, R., Rode, P., & Okuyemi, K.S. (2012). Cessation Outcomes among Treatment-Seeking Menthol and Nonmenthol Smokers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43(5 Suppl 3), S242-S248.