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Cecelia Gaffney, MEd, MT (ASCP) — Contributing Investigator

Cecelia Gaffney, MEd, MT, has worked in behavioral science research for almost 30 years.  She has designed, conducted, and evaluated health promotion programs in cancer prevention and screening, HIV/AIDS and tobacco control.  In the mid 1980s, she developed data-driven patient education programs in a large HMO and guided development of early screening and cost-effective care alternatives and staff training that reduced the average cost of care to members with AIDS by 65%.  She joined Dartmouth College in 1991 and soon designed the first Medicaid reimbursement in the nation for counseling pregnant smokers.  She later pioneered integrating smoking cessation counseling into a new state prenatal home visiting program.  She also contributed to developing an interactive training program for clinicians on counseling pregnant smokers, distributed nationally through the American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  She has collaborated on a variety of practice-based research projects and developed extensive experience in facilitating primary care practice systems change, including the incorporation of electronic screening tools.  She retired from Dartmouth Medical School and is currently consulting on screening in primary care projects with Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University.  She also consults with the Montshire Museum, a children’s science museum, and the Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute to develop a science and health education curriculum.

 

Contact Information:
Cecelia Gaffney, MEd, MT
CCG Health Communications, LLC
302 Bauman Ave.
Pittsburgh PA
Tel: 802-233-8545
E-mail: cecelia.gaffney@dartmouth.edu