Dr. Shadi Nahvi is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research focus is on tobacco control interventions among vulnerable populations. Dr. Nahvi graduated from the Brown University School of Medicine in 2001 and completed residency training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital and New York University Medical Center in 2004. She then joined the faculty in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Division of Substance Abuse as the Medical Director of a substance abuse treatment clinic. From 2006-2008, Dr. Nahvi completed a faculty fellowship supported by the Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities, a NIH-funded health disparities Center of Excellence. Through this fellowship, she completed the Einstein Clinical Research Training Program and received a MS in Clinical Research Methods.
Dr. Nahvi’s research focuses on interventions to treat tobacco use, and to optimize use of tobacco cessation treatment, among opiate dependent patients in methadone maintenance treatment. Her work has been recognized with numerous grants and awards, listed below. Additionally, Dr. Nahvi was co-investigator of a New York State Department of Health-funded program to promote provider smoking cessation training and smoking cessation program development throughout the Bronx.
- Smoking Cessation in Substance Abuse Treatment Patients
- Bank of America Community Fellow (for clinical work in underserved settings), 2004
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program Award for Health Disparities Research, 2007
- American Legacy Foundation Travel Scholarship to Increase Diversity in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2008
- The Michael Price Scholars Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Career Development Award: "Smoking Cessation Treatment and Pharmacogenetics for Methadone Maintenance Patients," 2008
- Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development (K23) Award (2010)
- Einstein Center for AIDS Research Pilot Award (2011)
- Smoking Cessation Leadership Committee/Pfizer Innovative Grants for Learning and Change (2015)
- Association of Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse New Investigator/Educator Award (2015)
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