Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Overview

Patricia Cioe is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University, and is affiliated with Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS). She received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester in 2012 and received her post-graduate training at CAAS where she received training in tobacco dependence, qualitative methods and intervention development. The focus of her research is on reduction of cardiovascular risk in persons living with HIV (PLWH). In her recent work, she developed and pilot tested a tailored invention to improve cardiovascular risk perception and the adoption of heart-healthy behaviors in PLWH, including diet, physical activity, and smoking cessation. Her current work is focused on the development of innovative smoking cessations interventions for PLWH, and examination of the effects of cigarette smoking on HIV clinical outcomes, including biomarkers of monocyte activation and inflammation. Dr. Cioe is also conducting research that examines the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems for harm reduction in persons who smoke and are unable or unwilling to quit.

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