Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Patricia Cioe is an Assistant Professor, Research Scholar track, at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester in 2012 where she investigated the levels of perceived risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factor knowledge in persons living with HIV (PLWH). Her recent publications have focused on smoking cessations interventions in PLWH, the effects of alcohol use and cigarette smoking on HIV clinical outcomes, including biomarkers of monocyte activation and inflammation, and the use of behavioral couples therapy for smoking cessation in smoking-discordant couples. She was awarded a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to receive extensive training in qualitative methods and intervention development. 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. She has current interests in the development of innovative interventions for smoking cessation, the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems for harm reduction in persons who smoke combustible cigarettes, and measures to reduce cardiovascular risk in PLWH.

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