Town Hall Meeting Speakers
Adult Smoking and Mental Illness
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2:00 pm–3:00 pm (EST)
Shanta Dube, PhD, MPH
Lead Health Scientist, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Shanta Dube is the lead health scientist for surveillance in the Epidemiology Branch, Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the early part of her career at CDC, Dr. Dube was an investigator on a large-scale epidemiological study that assessed the impact of traumatic stress during childhood on health outcomes in adults. Her research also focused on the social and behavioral predictors of mental health and substance use in adolescence and adulthood. She continues to study the social, behavioral, and psychological determinants of tobacco use and cessation among adolescents and adults, as well as the impact of tobacco-control policies on tobacco use and other indicators of well-being.
Currently, Dr. Dube is involved with enhancing tobacco control surveillance through better measurement and monitoring, and investigating the feasibility of using novel systems for tobacco control surveillance. She also serves as affiliated faculty at the Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University. She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and numerous reports, some of which have been recognized and awarded by CDC for scientific excellence.
Dr. Dube received a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology from The George Washington University, in Washington, DC and a doctorate degree in health promotion and behavior from the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
Doug Tipperman, MSW
Lead Public Health Advisor, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Doug Tipperman is a Lead Public Health Advisor for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Before the federal government, he worked extensively with communities to promote public policies that reduce alcohol abuse and tobacco use. Tipperman has organized several successful policy-change efforts, including Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Law, which succeeded in making all Maryland restaurants and bars smoke-free.
Tipperman currently coordinates SAMHSA’s Tobacco-Free Campaign and serves as co-chair of the HHS Working Group on Tobacco Control in Behavioral Health.
Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care
Dr. Ziedonis is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. Dr. Ziedonis has dedicated his career to better understanding and treating individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, including research in mental health, addiction, and primary care settings. He is an internationally recognized leader in co-occurring mental illness and addiction, including recovery, and wellness.
He has received many research grants, from such organization as the National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and various foundations. These include support to develop and evaluate behavioral therapy approaches, such as Dual Recovery Therapy, and organizational change studies to help agencies better address co-occurring disorders, including tobacco. He has been active in Veterans Affairs related initiatives, including serving on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Gulf War and Health: Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations. Dr. Ziedonis has served as an advisor to former President George W. Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and to SAMHSA regarding numerous co-occurring disorder activities, including the report to Congress: Prevention and Treatment of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Disorders and TIP 42, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders. He served as senior fellow for the SAMHSA Co-Occurring Disorder Center for Excellence. He also served on the American Society of Addiction Medicine's Patient Placement Criteria Co-occurring Disorder Workgroup, which developed the dual diagnosis capable/enhanced concepts.
He has written more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, and has co-edited three books and five behavioral therapy manuals about co-occurring disorders. He serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery and The Scientific World Journal.
Dale Mantey is the tobacco cessation service coordinator within the Department of Health Promotion & Wellness at Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC). In this position, he administers ATCIC’s award-winning Tobacco Cessation Initiative, including the Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy, for all ATCIC mental health facilities. The initiative has received multiple honors, awards, and recognitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Texas School Safety Center, among other organizations. Mantey also advises other Texas municipalities and community organizations on tobacco-free polices and tobacco-cessation programs.
Mantey has dedicated his career to treating mental illness and substance abuse, as well as to providing services to better the physical health of individuals within this population. Prior to his work with Tobacco Cessation Services at ATCIC, Mantey served as a counselor at the Mental Health Mental Retardation Services for the Concho Valley in San Angelo, Texas. He has also worked as a health policy analyst for State Representative Mike Villarreal, advising him on all issues pertaining to health care, privacy regulations, and mental health services.
Mantey has significant research experience on issues affecting underserved populations. He worked for the Community Development Initiative in San Angelo, Texas as a staff researcher, extensively examining impediments to fair housing in the Concho Valley. In addition, he has conducted research for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, where he constructed the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Index for the region’s high school and middle schools.
Mantey is a graduate of Angelo State University and will complete a master’s degree in public administration at Texas State University later this year.