Meet the doctors and staff in the CEASE program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Jonathan Winickoff is a practicing pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has training and experience in health services research, medical ethics, neurobiology, statistics and behavioral theory.
His research has led to the creation of the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program, now available in all 50 states for free. NIH-NCI/NIDA/AHRQ funded a national dissemination trial of CEASE and a new award from NCI is evaluating sustainability of this model in the United States.
Other major research initiatives have helped describe the phenomenon of thirdhand smoke, named the health idea of the year by The New York Times. His 2010 special report in the New England Journal of Medicine outlined the social justice, legal and ethical imperative of implementing completely smoke-free public housing in the U.S.
Dr. Winickoff has drafted key tobacco control policy for the AMA, AAP, and the APA and served as a scientific advisor for the CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW grants), the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program, Indiana Tobacco Control Program, Head Start, WIC, the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Institute of Medicine, and the U.S. Surgeon General through the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health.
Bethany Hipple, PhD, MPH
Bethany Hipple is a Project Director at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy. Ms. Hipple oversees the development, dissemination and CEASE research. Ms. Hipple has training and research experience in medical anthropology, archives, clinical research, medical ethics, health policy and health education. Her current work in pediatric tobacco control is a result of her strong interest in the material culture of medicine, which has been present throughout her career. Ms. Hipple was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Erasmus University.
Jeremy Drehmer, MPH, CPH
Jeremy Drehmer is a Senior Clinical Research Program/Project Manager at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy where he manages CEASE projects. Mr. Drehmer’s research background has been driven by the strong interest he holds for improving children’s health. Prior to joining CEASE, he worked on the Management of Myelomeningocele Study, a landmark study on fetal surgery for spina bifida. Mr. Drehmer also has experience conducting pediatric-focused research in primary care settings and he has previously worked on several research studies that have aimed to protect youth from tobacco. Mr. Drehmer received his BA in Psychology at DePaul University and his MPH in Epidemiology at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and is a Certified Public Health professional by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Emara Nabi, MBBS, MS
Emara Nabi is a physician and researcher with special interest in preventative health care specifically tobacco control in child healthcare settings. She is a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy. Dr. Nabi works on helping develop and implement study protocols, writing National Institute of Health (NIH) grants submissions, developing budgets and grant proposals. Dr. Nabi received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India; her MS in International Health Policy and Management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Olivier Drouin, MDCM, MSc, FAAP, FRCPC
Olivier Drouin is a physician and researcher with special interest in novel strategies to prevent or change modifiable health risk factors in pediatrics. He is currently a research fellow at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy. Dr. Drouin helps with data analysis and scientific writing. Dr. Drouin received his Doctorate of Medicine from McGill University and did his residency in general pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Centre hospitalier universitaire mère-enfant Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow.
Abra Jeffers, PhD, MS, MPhil
Abra Jeffers is a Data Analyst at Massachusetts General Hospital focusing on tobacco control. Her recent postdoctoral research at the UCSF Tobacco Center focused on cannabis, and she has prior experience with smoking cessation interventions at the VA. Dr. Jeffers completed her PhD and MS at Stanford University in Management Science & Engineering with a dissertation in epidemiology, an MPhil at University of Cambridge, Judge Business School in Management Science, and a BA and BS in Chemistry and Economics at Michigan State University.
Eve Ogdon is an assistant clinical research assistant with CEASE. In the past, she has worked in other MassGeneral Hosptial for Children departments to assist in digital marketing, data analytics, and web development projects. She has previous experience in substance use prevention through her time as a health educator with Peer Health Exchange and as an administrator for the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Eve recently graduated from Tufts with her bachelor’s degree in community health and economics.