Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Adolescent daily cigarette smoking: is rural residency a risk factor?

May Nawal  Lutfiyya

May Nawal Lutfiyya

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis, original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Assistant professor and director of research

United States

Dr. Lutfiyya is a chronic disease epidemiologist and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Minnesota. One of her areas of expertise is large population database analysis. She has published widely on asthma education, knowledge of cardiovascular disease, obesity prevention and rural health issues.


Kunal K Shah

Kunal Shah

qualifications: BS

contribution: original concept, literature review, contributed to drafts

position: Medical student


Mark  Johnson

Mark Johnson

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, literature review, contributed to drafts

position: Resident physician


Robert W Bales

Robert Bales

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Assistant professor


Isaac  Cha

Isaac Cha

qualifications: PharmD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Clinical assistant professor


Cynthia  McGrath

Cynthia McGrath

qualifications: MS, FNP

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Clinical instructor

Cynthia McGrath is a Family Nurse Practitioner, currently practicing at the University of Illinois at Chicago Clinic in Belvidere, Il. She is a clinical instructor to medical, nursing and pharm-d students and is a Doctoral Student at UIC. Research interests are health promotion, health behaviors, integrative medicine, health literacy, and health services.


Leigh  Serpa

Leigh Serpa

qualifications: BS

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Student research intern


martin  lipsky

Martin Lipsky

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Regional dean

United States

I am the Regional Dean for the UIC College of Medicine at Rockford and a family physician by training. Our campus has a robust rural medicine progran (RMED) and a center for rural health professions. I am interested in rural health and rural health disparities.


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