Dr. Amanda Graham
Individuals who are trying to quit smoking need more than just a wellness program. They need specialized tobacco addiction treatment designed to fit their daily lives and preferences. With BecomeAnEX, smokers can connect with experts and peers however they want, whenever they want, for as long as they need.
Developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and brought to you by Truth Initiative, BecomeAnEX delivers proven quit-smoking treatments via interactive quitting tools and video, expert chat, text message, email and an active social network of thousands of smokers and ex-smokers.
The EX Program — a digital product built on the research and technology of BecomeAnEX – is an added layer to the plan that employers can offer to their employees. Graham holds two positions at Truth Initiative, a national public health organization that is inspiring tobacco-free lives and building a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. She is senior vice president of Innovations and a research investigator at the Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute®. She is also an adjunct professor of oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center and a member of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For nearly 20 years, Graham’s NIH-funded research has focused on developing, evaluating and optimizing technology-based quit-smoking interventions. Her work has primarily involved Internet interventions and online social networks, but she has also written about the unique measurement and methodological challenges in conducting technology-based research.