Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor of Med

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

Dr. Vijayaraghavan is a practicing general internist at the San Francisco General Hospital and a researcher in tobacco control with a focus on populations experiencing homelessness. Dr. Vijayaraghavan's intervention research stems from collaborations with community organizations. As PI of two grants (22XT-0020,25CP-0002) from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, she collaborated with homeless shelters and supportive housing programs to implement interventions to increase access to cessation services and smoke-free policies among homeless clients. 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, she worked with 3 diverse primary care clinics to improve provider-delivery of 5As. As co-investigator on a community practice based research grant from the TRDRP (PI Guydish, 25CP-002) and SFCAN (PI Guydish, an intramural grant), she is collaborating with homeless shelters and safety net health clinics to improve delivery of cessation services to high-risk populations in San Francisco.

MAS, 2011 - , University of California, San Francisco
Internal Medicine, 2009 - , New York Presbyterian, Columbia University
MD, 2006 - , Boston University
  1. Improving Access to Clinical Trials for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Treatment.
  2. Alternative flavored and unflavored tobacco product use and cigarette quit attempts among current smokers experiencing homelessness.
  3. Advancing Housing and Health: Promoting Smoking Cessation in Permanent Supportive Housing.
  4. Smoke-Free Home Intervention in Permanent Supportive Housing: A Multi-Faceted Intervention Pilot.
  5. Smoke-Free or Not: Attitudes Toward Indoor Smoke-Free Policies Among Permanent Supportive Housing Residents.
  6. Uneven Access to Smoke-Free Laws and Policies and Its Effect on Health Equity in the United States: 2000-2019.
  7. Patterns of cigarette, e-cigarette, and cannabis use among adult smokers in primary care 2014-2015.
  8. Exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco messages online and off-line among people experiencing homelessness.
  9. Recent cessation attempts and receipt of cessation services among a diverse primary care population - A mixed methods study.
  10. Real-world lung cancer screening decision-making: Barriers and facilitators.
  11. 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].
  12. 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].
  13. Developing Tobacco Control Interventions in Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless Adults.
  14. Income associations with cigarette purchasing behaviors and quit attempts among people experiencing homelessness.
  15. Engaging Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Smoking Cessation Through Large-Scale Community Service Events.
  16. Smoking related outcomes before and after implementation of tobacco-free grounds in residential substance use disorder treatment programs.
  17. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Response to Incentives for Quitline Engagement.
  18. The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking Project: Impact of Statewide Outreach Through Health Channels.
  19. Heated tobacco products likely appeal to adolescents and young adults.
  20. IQOS labelling will mislead consumers.
  21. Income disparities in smoking cessation and the diffusion of smoke-free homes among U.S. smokers: Results from two longitudinal surveys.
  22. The moderating effect of perceived social support on the relation between heaviness of smoking and quit attempts among adult homeless smokers.
  23. Computer-Facilitated 5A's for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Trial of Technology to Promote Provider Adherence.
  24. Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing.
  25. Concurrent nicotine and tobacco product use among homeless smokers and associations with cigarette dependence and other factors related to quitting.
  26. Older African American Homeless-Experienced Smokers' Attitudes Toward Tobacco Control Policies-Results from the HOPE HOME Study.
  27. Patterns of and reasons for electronic cigarette use in primary care patients.
  28. Disparities in receipt of 5As for smoking cessation in diverse primary care and HIV clinics.
  29. E-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation in the 2010/2011 TUS-CPS longitudinal cohort.
  30. Building Tobacco Cessation Capacity in Homeless Shelters: A Pilot Study.
  31. The effectiveness of tobacco control policies on vulnerable populations in the USA: a review.
  32. 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.
  33. Tobacco Cessation Behaviors Among Older Homeless Adults: Results From the HOPE HOME Study.
  34. Implementing Tobacco Control Programs in Homeless Shelters: A Mixed-Methods Study.
  35. A Qualitative Examination of Smoke-Free Policies and Electronic Cigarettes Among Sheltered Homeless Adults.
  36. Interest in Smoking Cessation Related to a Smoke-Free Policy Among Homeless Adults.
  37. Cigarette smoking cessation attempts among current US smokers who also use smokeless tobacco.
  38. Psychiatric readmissions in a community-based sample of patients with mental disorders.
  39. Non-medical use of non-opioid psychotherapeutic medications in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.
  40. Differential use of other tobacco products among current and former cigarette smokers by income level.
  41. Smoking behaviors in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.
  42. The effectiveness of cigarette price and smoke-free homes on low-income smokers in the United States.
  43. Housing instability and incident hypertension in the CARDIA cohort.
  44. Opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.
  45. Health, access to health care, and health care use among homeless women with a history of intimate partner violence.
  46. Primary care providers' views on chronic pain management among high-risk patients in safety net settings.
  47. The association between housing instability, food insecurity, and diabetes self-efficacy in low-income adults.
  48. Primary care providers’ judgments of opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults.
  49. Blood pressure control, hypertension, awareness, and treatment in adults with diabetes in the United States-Mexico border region.
  50. Disparities in undiagnosed diabetes among United States-Mexico border populations.