Irene Tamí-Maury, DMD, MSc, DrPH

Dr. Tamí-Maury is a DMD who graduated from the Central University of Venezuela Dental School in 1994. In 1999, she received a Master of Science degree in Oral Medicine from the same institution. From 1995 to 2005, Dr. Tamí-Maury was appointed as a dental faculty member at the Central University of Venezuela and Santa Maria University Santa Maria at the rank of high-level assistant professor. In both institutions, Dr. Tamí-Maury established herself in the HIV field through research, teaching, and service. From 2005 to 2010, with the sponsorship of the Fulbright Scholarship, Dr. Tamí-Maury completed her doctorate in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and International Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Fulbright Fellowship Program is the most prestigious and competitive international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

Over the past 8 years, Dr. Tamí-Maury has held the positions of Population Science Fellow (January 2011 to March 2013), Instructor (April 2013 to February 2015), and Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) since March 2015. During this time, Dr. Tamí-Maury not only held the Halliburton Employees Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention but also served as Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator on tobacco research projects in the US and internationally. In 2018, she received the Impact Award from SWOG/The Hope Foundation for conducting a 2-year eLearning program aiming at building capacity among cancer care providers in South America on smoking cessation. Dr. Tamí-Maury has been consulted by the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization and has developed a robust international research agenda on cancer prevention and control in collaboration with colleagues from renowned institutions from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, and Taiwan.

Dr. Tamí-Maury has published 39 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 21 of which she first authored. Dr. Tamí-Maury is a co-author for the chapter Cancer prevention: Tobacco dependence and its treatment in the 10th edition of the prestigious textbook DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, which has been acclaimed by the worldwide medical community as the standard-setting oncology reference. Dr. Tami-Maury conducts research on two specific areas: 1) Cancer prevention and control in vulnerable populations (e.g., sexual and gender minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer patients, immigrants, etc.), and 2) eHealth/mHealth research and e-learning/training for health care providers and lay health workers.

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