OUR RESEARCH AND CLINICAL INTERESTS
Tobacco Use among People Living with HIV
We are studying the mechanisms and outcomes of tobacco use among PWH to help more people quit smoking and improve clinical outcomes.
Cannabis for Symptom Management
We aim to understand how and why patients with medical conditions are using cannabis to manage symptoms such as pain and anxiety and how impacts other factors, like opioid use.
Community Engagement and Outreach
We believe building meaningful community partnerships and collaborating with communities is an essential part of the research we conduct and clinical training we provide.
End of Life Communication & Grief Support
The goal of this work is to help patients talk with their families and providers about what matters most at the end-of-life and to provide bereavement support.
Mind to Quit
The goal of the Mind to Quit project is to test the tailoring of a smoking cessation app for people with Serious Mental Illness vs the use of brief smoking cessation advice.
Cannabis for Cancer
The Cannabis for Cancer project will describe cannabis use over time among individuals with cancer to A) assess changes in key patient related outcomes and opioid use and B) determine if cannabis use moderates the association between race and pain severity.
The goal of the MedCanna study is to develop a mobile health app that provides medical cannabis education and test whether this information helps improve key patient reported outcomes.
In addition to collaborators across UB, Dr. Ashare and the ENABLE lab collaborate with investigators around the country:
- Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania
- Center for AIDS Research, University of Pennsylvania
- Dr. Salimah Meghani, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
- Dr. Brooke Worster, Thomas Jefferson University and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
- Dr. Roger Vilardaga, Duke University