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Jamie Marie Faro PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionHealth Informatics And Implementation Science

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

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    Lasell University, Newton, MA, United StatesBSExercise Science
    George Washington University, Washington, DC, United StatesMS
    University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United StatesPHDExercise & Health Sciences
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    2021 - 2023Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2), Washington University in St. Louis

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    Dr. Faro is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences. She is trained as a behavioral and implementation science researcher, with an emphasis on physical activity, diet and smoking cessation. Her doctoral work focused on using mHealth approaches to increase physical activity and weight management interventions in at-risk populations. Her T32 NCI-funded fellowship focused on increasing physical activity in cancer survivors through working with the clinical system to partner with local community-based programs. Her current NHLBI-funded K01 incorporates patient decision aids and clinic electronic referral systems to increase cancer survivors participation in physical activity programs of their choice, including digital health, community-based and virtual programs. 

    Dr. Faro has completed a wealth of training in Implementation Science, inclusing participation in the Washington University Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) program. She co-developed an taught "Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Science in Healthcare and Community Settings." She has also done extensive work in partnership with the UMass Cancer Center, in addition to serving on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Coalition Leadership Board and serving as co-chair of their Survivorship Health Equity Task Committee. 

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    1R01AG076757     (Murabito)Jun 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2026
    Monitoring Health in Older Adults Using mHealth Technology: Framingham Offspring Study
    Role: Co-Investigator

    K01HL163254     (Faro)Dec 13, 2022 - Nov 30, 2026
    ActivityChoice: A clinic-delivered implementation program to increase physical activity and decrease cardiovascular disease risk amongst cancer survivors
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Nagawa CS, Ito Fukunaga M, Faro JM, Liu F, Anderson E, Kamberi A, Orvek EA, Davis M, Pbert L, Cutrona SL, Houston TK, Sadasivam RS. Characterizing Pandemic-Related Changes in Smoking Over Time in a Cohort of Current and Former Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2023 01 05; 25(2):203-210. PMID: 35137213.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    2. Faro JM, Chen J, Flahive J, Nagawa CS, Orvek EA, Houston TK, Allison JJ, Person SD, Smith BM, Blok AC, Sadasivam RS. Effect of a Machine Learning Recommender System and Viral Peer Marketing Intervention on Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 01 03; 6(1):e2250665. PMID: 36633844.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Faro JM, D'Addario A, King AM, Mazor KM, Pbert L, Sadasivam RS, Geller AC, Murphy EA, Ockene JK. Video-based communication assessment for weight management counseling training in medical residents: a mixed methods study. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Dec 28; 22(1):899. PMID: 36578064.
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    4. Faro, JM, Yue, K, Singh, A, Soni, A, Ding, EY, Shi, Q, McManus, DD. Wearable Device Use and Technology Preferences in Cancer Survivors with or at-risk of Atrial Fibrillation. Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. 2022; 6(3):S23-S27.
    5. Seven M, Reid A, Abban S, Madziar C, Faro JM. Motivational interviewing interventions aiming to improve health behaviors among cancer survivors: a systematic scoping review. J Cancer Surviv. 2022 Sep 14. PMID: 36100801.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    6. Faro JM, Yue KL, Singh A, Soni A, Ding EY, Shi Q, McManus DD. Wearable device use and technology preferences in cancer survivors with or at risk for atrial fibrillation. Cardiovasc Digit Health J. 2022 Dec; 3(6 Suppl):S23-S27. PMID: 36589761.
    7. Zaidi M, Amante DJ, Anderson E, Ito Fukunaga M, Faro JM, Frisard C, Sadasivam RS, Lemon SC. Association Between Patient Portal Use and Perceived Patient-Centered Communication Among Adults With Cancer: Cross-sectional Survey Study. JMIR Cancer. 2022 Aug 09; 8(3):e34745. PMID: 35943789.
    8. Faro JM, Pbert L, Crawford S, Frisard CF, Pendharkar JA, Sadasivam RS, Geller AC, Mazor KM, Ockene JK. U.S. medical students personal health behaviors, attitudes and perceived skills towards weight management counseling. Prev Med Rep. 2022 Jun; 27:101814. PMID: 35656208.
    9. Faro JM, Cutrona SL. Extending a Lifeline to Nonhospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Through Automated Text Messaging. Ann Intern Med. 2022 02; 175(2):291-292. PMID: 34781713.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Chen J, Houston TK, Faro JM, Nagawa CS, Orvek EA, Blok AC, Allison JJ, Person SD, Smith BM, Sadasivam RS. Evaluating the use of a recommender system for selecting optimal messages for smoking cessation: patterns and effects of user-system engagement. BMC Public Health. 2021 09 26; 21(1):1749. PMID: 34563161.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Faro JM, Whiteley JA, Hayman LL, Napolitano MA. Body Image Quality of Life Related to Light Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among Young Adults with Overweight/Obesity. Behav Sci (Basel). 2021 Aug 12; 11(8). PMID: 34436101.
    12. Lee RE, Joseph RP, Blackman Carr LT, Strayhorn SM, Faro JM, Lane H, Monroe C, Pekmezi D, Szeszulski J. Still striding toward social justice? Redirecting physical activity research in a post-COVID-19 world. Transl Behav Med. 2021 06 17; 11(6):1205-1215. PMID: 33822205.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Lepping KM, Bailey CP, Mavredes MN, Faro JM, Napolitano MN. Physical Activity, Stress, and Physically Active Stress Management Behaviors Among University Students. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine With Overweight/Obesity. 2021.
    14. Nagawa CS, Faro JM, Menon AJ, Ito Fukunaga M, Williams JH, Mourao D, Emidio OM, Davis M, Pbert L, Cutrona SL, Houston TK, Sadasivam RS. Written Advice Given by African American Smokers to Their Peers: Qualitative Study of Motivational Messages. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Apr 30; 5(4):e21481. PMID: 33929332.
    15. Napolitano MA, Whiteley JA, Mavredes M, Tjaden AH, Simmens S, Hayman LL, Faro J, Winston G, Malin S, DiPietro L. Effect of tailoring on weight loss among young adults receiving digital interventions: an 18 month randomized controlled trial. Transl Behav Med. 2021 04 26; 11(4):970-980. PMID: 33739422.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Faro JM, Mattocks KM, Mourao D, Nagawa CS, Lemon SC, Wang B, Cutrona SL, Sadasivam RS. Experiences and perceptions of referrals to a community-based physical activity program for cancer survivors: a qualitative exploration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Apr 17; 21(1):358. PMID: 33865384.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Ockene JK, Pbert L, Crawford S, Frisard CF, Pendharkar JA, Sadasivam RS, Faro J, Okuliar C, Eno C, Margo K, Shaw MA, Soleymani T, Stadler DD, Warrier S, White K, Geller AC. Teaching Medical Students to Help Patients Manage Their Weight: Outcomes of an Eight-School Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 10; 36(10):3000-3007. PMID: 33835315.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Whiteley JA, Faro JM, Mavredes M, Hayman LL, Napolitano MA. Application of social marketing to recruitment for a digital weight management intervention for young adults. Transl Behav Med. 2021 03 16; 11(2):484-494. PMID: 32293670.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Ashe KM, Geller AC, Pendharkar JA, Pbert L, Crawford S, Clark MA, Frisard CF, Eno CA, Faro J, Ockene JK. Exposure to Weight Management Counseling Among Students at 8 U.S. Medical Schools. Am J Prev Med. 2021 05; 60(5):711-715. PMID: 33632652.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Faro JM, Nagawa CS, Orvek EA, Smith BM, Blok AC, Houston TK, Kamberi A, Allison JJ, Person SD, Sadasivam RS. Comparing recruitment strategies for a digital smoking cessation intervention: Technology-assisted peer recruitment, social media, ResearchMatch, and smokefree.gov. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 04; 103:106314. PMID: 33571687.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Faro JM, Mattocks KM, Nagawa CS, Lemon SC, Wang B, Cutrona SL, Sadasivam RS. Physical Activity, Mental Health, and Technology Preferences to Support Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Cancer. 2021 Feb 03; 7(1):e25317. PMID: 33471776.
    22. Nagawa CS, Emidio OM, Lapane KL, Houston TK, Barton BA, Faro JM, Blok AC, Orvek EA, Cutrona SL, Smith BM, Allison JJ, Sadasivam RS. Teamwork for smoking cessation: which smoker was willing to engage their partner? Results from a cross-sectional study. BMC Res Notes. 2020 Jul 20; 13(1):344. PMID: 32690076.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Faro JM, Arem H, Heston AH, Hohman KH, Hodge H, Wang B, Lemon SC, Houston TK, Sadasivam RS. A longitudinal implementation evaluation of a physical activity program for cancer survivors: LIVESTRONG? at the YMCA. Implement Sci Commun. 2020; 1:63. PMID: 32885218.
    24. Dipietro L, Zhang Y, Mavredes M, Simmens SJ, Whiteley JA, Hayman LL, Faro J, Malin SK, Winston G, Napolitano MA. Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering in Young Adults with Obesity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2020 05; 52(5):1050-1056. PMID: 31764468.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Faro JM, Nagawa CS, Allison JA, Lemon SC, Mazor KM, Houston TK, Sadasivam RS. Comparison of a Collective Intelligence Tailored Messaging System on Smoking Cessation Between African American and White People Who Smoke: Quasi-Experimental Design. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 04 27; 8(4):e18064. PMID: 32338619.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Faro JM, Orvek EA, Blok AC, Nagawa CS, McDonald AJ, Seward G, Houston TK, Kamberi A, Allison JJ, Person SD, Smith BM, Brady K, Grosowsky T, Jacobsen LL, Paine J, Welch JM, Sadasivam RS. Dissemination and Effectiveness of the Peer Marketing and Messaging of a Web-Assisted Tobacco Intervention: Protocol for a Hybrid Effectiveness Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Jul 23; 8(7):e14814. PMID: 31339104.
    27. Faro J, Wright JA, Hayman LL, Hastie M, Gona PN, Whiteley JA. Functional Resistance Training and Affective Response in Female College-Age Students. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 06; 51(6):1186-1194. PMID: 30640287.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Napolitano MA, Whiteley JA, Mavredes MN, Faro J, DiPietro L, Hayman LL, Neighbors CJ, Simmens S. Using social media to deliver weight loss programming to young adults: Design and rationale for the Healthy Body Healthy U (HBHU) trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 09; 60:1-13. PMID: 28611007.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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