Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor of Med

Center for Vulnerable Populations, General Internal Medicine UCSF Health, General Internal Medicine ZSFG

I am a practicing general internist and a researcher in tobacco control with a focus on populations experiencing homelessness. I am formally trained in a variety of methodologies, including implementation sciences, descriptive epidemiology using national longitudinal and cross-sectional data, policy analysis, randomized controlled trials, qualitative and mixed methods research. Through my work, I have intervened at the individual, community, and policy levels to reduce tobacco-related health disparities. My intervention research stems from collaborations with community organizations. As principal investigator of two prior grants from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) , I collaborated with homeless shelters and supportive housing to implement interventions to increase access to smoking cessation services and smoke-free policies among homeless adults. As co-investigator (PI Satterfield, DA034253-04) on an implementation and dissemination grant on a randomized controlled trial of computer-facilitated delivery of 5As for smoking cessation, I worked with 3 diverse primary care clinics to improve provider-delivery of 5As. As co-investigator on a community practice-based research implementation grant from the TRDRP (PI Guydish, 25CP-002) and the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (PI Vijayaraghavan, an intramural grant), I am collaborating with homeless shelters and 14 safety net health clinics in San Francisco to improve delivery of cessation services to high-risk populations in San Francisco. My current work includes a grant from TRDRP on conducting a randomized controlled trial of a contingency management smoking cessation intervention for people experiencing homelessness. I was recently awarded an R37, National Cancer Institute MERIT Award, to conduct a cluster randomized controlled trial of a smoke-free home intervention in permanent supportive housing.

Education
MAS, 2011 - , University of California, San Francisco
Internal Medicine, 2009 - , New York Presbyterian, Columbia University
MD, 2006 - , Boston University
Publications
  1. Rubin SB, Vijayaraghavan M, Weiser SD, Tsoh JY, Cohee A, Delucchi K, Riley ED. Homeless women's perspectives on smoking and smoking cessation programs: A qualitative study. The International journal on drug policy 2021. PMID: 34481110


  2. Durazo A, Hartman-Filson M, Elser H, Alizaga NM, Vijayaraghavan M. E-Cigarette Use among Current Smokers Experiencing Homelessness. International journal of environmental research and public health 2021. PMID: 33916203


  3. Durazo A, Hartman-Filson M, Perez K, Alizaga NM, Petersen AB, Vijayaraghavan M. Smoke-Free Home Intervention in Permanent Supportive Housing: A Multi-Faceted Intervention Pilot. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2020. PMID: 32123908


  4. Vijayaraghavan M, Elser H, Frazer K, Lindson N, Apollonio D. Interventions to reduce tobacco use in people experiencing homelessness. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews 2020. PMID: 33284989


  5. Katyal T, Durazo A, Hartman-Filson M, Vijayaraghavan M. Responses to Graphic Warning Labels among Low-income Smokers. American journal of health behavior 2020. PMID: 33121579


  6. Vijayaraghavan M. Improving Access to Clinical Trials for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Treatment. JAMA neurology 2020. PMID: 32227134


  7. Alizaga NM, Hartman-Filson M, Elser H, Halpern-Felsher B, Vijayaraghavan M. Alternative flavored and unflavored tobacco product use and cigarette quit attempts among current smokers experiencing homelessness. Addictive behaviors reports 2020. PMID: 32637560


  8. Vijayaraghavan M, King BA. Advancing Housing and Health: Promoting Smoking Cessation in Permanent Supportive Housing. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) 2020. PMID: 32353245


  9. Petersen AB, Elser H, Nguyen T, Alizaga NM, Vijayaraghavan M. Smoke-Free or Not: Attitudes Toward Indoor Smoke-Free Policies Among Permanent Supportive Housing Residents. American journal of health promotion : AJHP 2019. PMID: 31537083


  10. Hafez AY, Gonzalez M, Kulik MC, Vijayaraghavan M, Glantz SA. Uneven Access to Smoke-Free Laws and Policies and Its Effect on Health Equity in the United States: 2000-2019. American journal of public health 2019. PMID: 31536405


  11. Thrul J, Vijayaraghavan M, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield JM. Patterns of cigarette, e-cigarette, and cannabis use among adult smokers in primary care 2014-2015. Addictive behaviors 2019. PMID: 31522133


  12. Elser H, Hartman-Filson M, Alizaga NM, Vijayaraghavan M. Exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco messages online and off-line among people experiencing homelessness. Preventive medicine reports 2019. PMID: 31338285


  13. Gubner NR, Williams DD, Chen E, Silven D, Tsoh JY, Guydish J, Vijayaraghavan M. Recent cessation attempts and receipt of cessation services among a diverse primary care population - A mixed methods study. Preventive medicine reports 2019. PMID: 31193606


  14. Lowenstein M, Vijayaraghavan M, Burke NJ, Karliner L, Wang S, Peters M, Lozano A, Kaplan CP. Real-world lung cancer screening decision-making: Barriers and facilitators. Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2019. PMID: 31200824


  15. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kendzor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. Corrigendum to "Concurrent nicotine and tobacco product use among homeless smokers and associations with cigarette dependence and other factors related to quitting" [Drug Alcohol Depend. 185 (2018) 133-140]. Drug and alcohol dependence 2019. PMID: 31009832


  16. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kendzor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. Corrigendum to "The moderating effect of perceived social support on the relation between heaviness of smoking and quit attempts among adult homeless smokers" [Drug and Alcohol Depend. 190 (2018) 128-132]. Drug and alcohol dependence 2019. PMID: 31009833


  17. Alizaga NM, Nguyen T, Petersen AB, Elser H, Vijayaraghavan M. Developing Tobacco Control Interventions in Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless Adults. Health promotion practice 2019. PMID: 30971139


  18. Vijayaraghavan M, Neisler J, Wrighting Q, Reitzel LR, Hébert ET, Rash CJ, Kendzor DE, Businelle MS. Income associations with cigarette purchasing behaviors and quit attempts among people experiencing homelessness. Addictive behaviors 2019. PMID: 30959414


  19. Vijayaraghavan M, Apollonio DE. Engaging Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Smoking Cessation Through Large-Scale Community Service Events. Health promotion practice 2019. PMID: 30845844


  20. Gubner NR, Williams DD, Le T, Garcia W, Vijayaraghavan M, Guydish J. Smoking related outcomes before and after implementation of tobacco-free grounds in residential substance use disorder treatment programs. Drug and alcohol dependence 2019. PMID: 30743196


  21. Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Stewart SL, Cummins SE, Schillinger D, Kohatsu ND, Tong EK. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Response to Incentives for Quitline Engagement. American journal of preventive medicine 2018. PMID: 30454673


  22. Tong EK, Stewart SL, Schillinger D, Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Epperson AE, Vela C, Kratochvil S, Anderson CM, Kirby CA, Zhu SH, Safier J, Sloss G, Kohatsu ND. The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking Project: Impact of Statewide Outreach Through Health Channels. American journal of preventive medicine 2018. PMID: 30454670


  23. McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B. Heated tobacco products likely appeal to adolescents and young adults. Tobacco control 2018. PMID: 30352843


  24. McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Lempert LK, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B. IQOS labelling will mislead consumers. Tobacco control 2018. PMID: 30158208


  25. Vijayaraghavan M, Benmarnhia T, Pierce JP, White MM, Kempster J, Shi Y, Trinidad DR, Messer K. Income disparities in smoking cessation and the diffusion of smoke-free homes among U.S. smokers: Results from two longitudinal surveys. PloS one 2018. PMID: 30052671


  26. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. The moderating effect of perceived social support on the relation between heaviness of smoking and quit attempts among adult homeless smokers. Drug and alcohol dependence 2018. PMID: 30016736


  27. Satterfield JM, Gregorich SE, Kalkhoran S, Lum PJ, Bloome J, Alvarado N, Muñoz RF, Vijayaraghavan M. Computer-Facilitated 5A's for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Trial of Technology to Promote Provider Adherence. American journal of preventive medicine 2018. PMID: 29929682


  28. Petersen AB, Stewart HC, Walters J, Vijayaraghavan M. Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing. Journal of community health 2018. PMID: 28884243


  29. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. Concurrent nicotine and tobacco product use among homeless smokers and associations with cigarette dependence and other factors related to quitting. Drug and alcohol dependence 2018. PMID: 29448145


  30. Vijayaraghavan M, Olsen P, Weeks J, McKelvey K, Ponath C, Kushel M. Older African American Homeless-Experienced Smokers' Attitudes Toward Tobacco Control Policies-Results from the HOPE HOME Study. Volume 32 of Issue 2. American journal of health promotion : AJHP 2017. PMID: 28893086


  31. Kalkhoran S, Alvarado N, Vijayaraghavan M, Lum PJ, Yuan P, Satterfield JM. Patterns of and reasons for electronic cigarette use in primary care patients. Journal of general internal medicine 2017. PMID: 28710596


  32. Vijayaraghavan M, Yuan P, Gregorich S, Lum P, Appelle N, Napoles AM, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield J. Disparities in receipt of 5As for smoking cessation in diverse primary care and HIV clinics. Preventive medicine reports 2017. PMID: 28271025


  33. Shi Y, Pierce JP, White M, Vijayaraghavan M, Compton W, Conway K, Hartman AM, Messer K. E-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation in the 2010/2011 TUS-CPS longitudinal cohort. BMC public health 2016. PMID: 27769302


  34. Vijayaraghavan M, Guydish J, Pierce JP. Building Tobacco Cessation Capacity in Homeless Shelters: A Pilot Study. Journal of community health 2016. PMID: 26983929


  35. Vijayaraghavan M, Schroeder SA, Kushel M. The effectiveness of tobacco control policies on vulnerable populations in the USA: a review. Postgraduate medical journal 2016. PMID: 27660283


  36. Nápoles AM, Appelle N, Kalkhoran S, Vijayaraghavan M, Alvarado N, Satterfield J. Perceptions of clinicians and staff about the use of digital technology in primary care: qualitative interviews prior to implementation of a computer-facilitated 5As intervention. BMC medical informatics and decision making 2016. PMID: 27094928


  37. Vijayaraghavan M, Tieu L, Ponath C, Guzman D, Kushel M. Tobacco Cessation Behaviors Among Older Homeless Adults: Results From the HOPE HOME Study. Volume 18 of Issue 8. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2016. PMID: 26920648


  38. Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP. Implementing Tobacco Control Programs in Homeless Shelters: A Mixed-Methods Study. Health promotion practice 2015. PMID: 26678988


  39. Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP. A Qualitative Examination of Smoke-Free Policies and Electronic Cigarettes Among Sheltered Homeless Adults. American journal of health promotion : AJHP 2015. PMID: 26559719


  40. Vijayaraghavan M, Pierce JP. Interest in Smoking Cessation Related to a Smoke-Free Policy Among Homeless Adults. Journal of community health 2015. PMID: 25559109


  41. Messer K, Vijayaraghavan M, White MM, Shi Y, Chang C, Conway KP, Hartman A, Schroeder MJ, Compton WM, Pierce JP. Cigarette smoking cessation attempts among current US smokers who also use smokeless tobacco. Addictive behaviors 2015. PMID: 26253939


  42. Vijayaraghavan M, Messer K, Xu Z, Sarkin A, Gilmer TP. Psychiatric readmissions in a community-based sample of patients with mental disorders. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 2015. PMID: 25828876


  43. Vijayaraghavan M, Freitas D, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Non-medical use of non-opioid psychotherapeutic medications in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 143. Drug and alcohol dependence 2014. PMID: 25107312


  44. Vijayaraghavan M, Pierce JP, White M, Messer K. Differential use of other tobacco products among current and former cigarette smokers by income level. Addictive behaviors 2014. PMID: 24930053


  45. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Vittinghoff E, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Smoking behaviors in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 18 of Issue 3. AIDS and behavior 2014. PMID: 23918243


  46. Vijayaraghavan M, Messer K, White MM, Pierce JP. The effectiveness of cigarette price and smoke-free homes on low-income smokers in the United States. American journal of public health 2013. PMID: 24134354


  47. Vijayaraghavan M, Kushel MB, Vittinghoff E, Kertesz S, Jacobs D, Lewis CE, Sidney S, Bibbins-Domingo K. Housing instability and incident hypertension in the CARDIA cohort. Volume 90 of Issue 3. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2013. PMID: 22752301


  48. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 173 of Issue 3. JAMA internal medicine 2013. PMID: 23319013


  49. Vijayaraghavan M, Tochterman A, Hsu E, Johnson K, Marcus S, Caton CL. Health, access to health care, and health care use among homeless women with a history of intimate partner violence. Journal of community health 2012. PMID: 22187095


  50. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Guzman D, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Primary care providers' views on chronic pain management among high-risk patients in safety net settings. Volume 13 of Issue 9. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 2012. PMID: 22846057


  51. Vijayaraghavan M, Jacobs EA, Seligman H, Fernandez A. The association between housing instability, food insecurity, and diabetes self-efficacy in low-income adults. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved 2011. PMID: 22080709


  52. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Guzman D, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Primary care providers’ judgments of opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 26 of Issue 4. Journal of general internal medicine 2011. PMID: 21061084


  53. Vijayaraghavan M, He G, Stoddard P, Schillinger D. Blood pressure control, hypertension, awareness, and treatment in adults with diabetes in the United States-Mexico border region. Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health 2010. PMID: 20963263


  54. Stoddard P, He G, Vijayaraghavan M, Schillinger D. Disparities in undiagnosed diabetes among United States-Mexico border populations. Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health 2010. PMID: 20963267