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Dr. Rajani Sadasivam is a Tenured Professor at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. A digital health researcher with unique transdisciplinary training in computer engineering and behavioral science, Dr. Sadasivam’s research integrates advanced computer engineering concepts and behavioral health theories to address complex behavioral health challenges.

Dr. Sadasivam’s digital health research is primarily focused on treating tobacco use (e.g., cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use), the number one preventable cause of death. A major challenge is that tobacco-related disparities have expanded, with disadvantaged groups disproportionately suffering from tobacco use (e.g., low-income, minorities, and people with mental health conditions). Dr. Sadasivam has developed multiple digital health innovations (i.e., computer-tailored health communication (CTHC) systems, mobile health and games, and peer recruitment on social media) to address this critical issue. These innovations have been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sadasivam is conducting these studies in the United States and Vietnam.

Dr. Sadasivam has been sought as a collaborator for his digital health skills, extending his research to address other critical health challenges. Example projects include teaching weight management counseling skills to providers, encouraging lung cancer screening, monitoring and supporting pediatric asthma patients, and motivating physical activity among cancer survivors.

Further, Dr. Sadasivam has developed a research portfolio in implementation science—the study of methods and strategies to promote the uptake of effective interventions into routine practice. He has co-developed an electronic referral (e-referral) system that health care providers could use to refer patients to different behavioral health programs. Providers have used this program to e-refer those who smoke to an online web-assisted tobacco intervention. Currently, it is being tested to connect cancer survivors to physical activity programs. He is the Methods Co-Lead of a National Center Institute-funded P50 Implementation Science Center 3 (ISC3), in which he mentors and guides the development of the technology for the pilot projects funded by the center. He is a member of the ISC3 Health Equity Taskforce that coordinates health-equity-related activities across the various P50 ISC3 centers.

Dr. Sadasivam actively mentors trainees in digital health, tobacco cessation, and implementation science. His mentees include Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty. In his mentoring, he aims to be a facilitator of knowledge, skills, and collaborative network building. He is an active member of the Society of Research in Nicotine and Tobacco and a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine societies.

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Academic Article Impact of content-specific email reminders on provider participation in an online intervention: a dental PBRN study.
Academic Article Using a resource effect study pre-pilot to inform a large randomized trial: the Decide2Quit.Org Web-assisted tobacco intervention.
Academic Article Who participates in Web-assisted tobacco interventions? The QUIT-PRIMO and National Dental Practice-Based Research Network Hi-Quit studies.
Academic Article Overcoming limits to tobacco control: using the Internet to bridge clinical and public health interventions.
Academic Article Development of an interactive, Web-delivered system to increase provider-patient engagement in smoking cessation.
Academic Article Web-based smoking cessation intervention that transitions from inpatient to outpatient: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Academic Article Internet health information seeking is a team sport: analysis of the Pew Internet Survey.
Academic Article Web-based peer-driven chain referrals for smoking cessation.
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Academic Article Crowdsourced peer- versus expert-written smoking-cessation messages.
Academic Article Variations in tobacco control in National Dental PBRN practices: the role of patient and practice factors.
Academic Article Towards collaborative filtering recommender systems for tailored health communications.
Academic Article Evaluating and selecting mobile health apps: strategies for healthcare providers and healthcare organizations.
Academic Article An observational study of social and emotional support in smoking cessation Twitter accounts: content analysis of tweets.
Academic Article Collective-Intelligence Recommender Systems: Advancing Computer Tailoring for Health Behavior Change Into the 21st Century.
Academic Article Health Information Brokers in the General Population: An Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey 2013-2014.
Academic Article Impact of a Collective Intelligence Tailored Messaging System on Smoking Cessation: The Perspect Randomized Experiment.
Academic Article Computer Administered Safety Planning for Individuals at Risk for Suicide: Development and Usability Testing.
Academic Article Exploring Online Asynchronous Counseling With Tobacco Treatment Specialists in the QUIT-PRIMO and National Dental PBRN HI-QUIT Studies: Who Uses It and What Do They Say?
Academic Article Methods for Evaluating the Content, Usability, and Efficacy of Commercial Mobile Health Apps.
Academic Article Primary Care Providers' Opening of Time-Sensitive Alerts Sent to Commercial Electronic Health Record InBaskets.
Academic Article Use of Electronic Health Record Access and Audit Logs to Identify Physician Actions Following Noninterruptive Alert Opening: Descriptive Study.
Academic Article Gamification to Motivate the Unmotivated Smoker: The "Take a Break" Digital Health Intervention.
Academic Article The Association Between Patient-reported Clinical Factors and 30-day Acute Care Utilization in Chronic Heart Failure.
Academic Article Impact of Patient Access to Online VA Notes on Healthcare Utilization and Clinician Documentation: a Retrospective Cohort Study.
Academic Article Physical Activity, Mental Health, and Technology Preferences to Support Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Study.
Grant Adapt2Quit ? A Machine-Learning, Adaptive Motivational System: RCT for Socio-Economically Disadvantaged smokers?
Grant Developing Smokers for Smoker (S4S): A Collective Intelligence tailoring system
Grant mHealth Messaging to Motivate Quitline Use and Quitting (M2Q2): RCT in rural Vietnam
Grant Take a Break: mHealth-assisted skills building challenge for unmotivated smokers
Grant Share2Quit: Web-based Peer-driven Referrals for Smoking Cessation
Academic Article Experiences and perceptions of referrals to a community-based physical activity program for cancer survivors: a qualitative exploration.
Academic Article Evaluating the use of a recommender system for selecting optimal messages for smoking cessation: patterns and effects of user-system engagement.
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Academic Article Effect of Technology-Assisted Brief Abstinence Game on Long-term Smoking Cessation in Individuals Not Yet Ready to Quit: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Academic Article Understanding Patients' Intention to Use Digital Health Apps That Support Postdischarge Symptom Monitoring by Providers Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: Survey Study.
Academic Article U.S. medical students personal health behaviors, attitudes and perceived skills towards weight management counseling.
Academic Article Association between family or peer views towards tobacco use and past 30-day smoking cessation among adults with mental health problems.
Academic Article Examining pathways between family or peer factors and smoking cessation in a nationally representative US?sample of adults with mental health conditions who smoke: a structural equation analysis.
Academic Article Experiences Using Family or Peer Support for Smoking Cessation and Considerations for Support Interventions: A Qualitative Study in Persons With Mental Health Conditions.
Academic Article Integrating a focus on health equity in implementation science: Case examples from the national cancer institute's implementation science in cancer control centers (ISC3) network.
Academic Article Developing Mood-Based Computer-Tailored Health Communication for Smoking Cessation: Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial.
Academic Article Peer Texting to Promote Quitline Use and Smoking Cessation Among Rural Participants in Vietnam: Randomized Clinical Trial.
Academic Article Vaping cessation support recommendations from adolescents who vape: a qualitative study.
Academic Article A qualitative study of stakeholders' experiences with and acceptability of a technology-supported health coaching intervention (SHARE-S) delivered in coordination with cancer survivorship care.
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