Susan J. Curry, Ph.D., is the Director of the Health Research and Policy Centers, and Professor of Health Policy and Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include the development, testing, and evaluation of theory-based interventions to change health risk behaviors. Her studies and publications span theory and measurement development (e.g., relapse prevention, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation), randomized trials of brief interventions that can be disseminated on a population basis (e.g., tobacco cessation, reduction of risky drinking practices, adoption of healthful eating, and compliance with breast cancer screening), and health policy research (e.g., the impact of different health insurance coverage on the use and cost effectiveness of tobacco cessation services, and the impact of smoking cessation on health care costs and utilization).
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