Ami Bahde , MPH
Ami Bahde is a Public Health Advisor in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) within the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI). Her responsibilities include budget planning, acquisitions (contracts) management, and facilitating funding agreements with other National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers and federal agencies. Ami serves as the NCI liaison to the NIH-FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Program and coordinates the NIH Tobacco and Research Nicotine Research Interest Group (TANRIG). In addition, Ami works on branch operations, communication efforts, grant administration, and scientific support in TCRB.
Ami holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Pre-medicine, and Spanish from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Prior to arriving at NCI, Ami worked on a multi-level assessment of adolescents' use of indoor tanning, which led to her master's thesis on legislation compliance among indoor tanning facilities.
Secondary Branch Appointment:
Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB)
Current and past BRP mentees include Iva Stoyneva.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Pichon, L. C., Mayer, J. A., Hoerster, K. D., Woodruff, S. I., Slymen, D. J., Belch, G. E., Clapp, E. J., Hurd, A. L., Forster, J. L., & Weinstock, M. A. Youth access to artificial ultraviolet radiation exposure: Practices of 3,647 indoor tanning facilities. Arch Dermatol 2009; 145(9):997-1002.
Parascandola, M., Hurd, A. L., & Augustson, E. M. Smoking Patterns and Predictors of Interest and Use of Potential Reduced Exposure Products (PREPs) among adults in the United States. Am J Health Behav 2008; 32(4):431-437.
Backinger, C. L., Noel, C. E., Jefferson, A., Fagan, P., Hurd, A. L., & Grana, R. Factors associated with recruitment and retention of youth into smoking cessation intervention studies: A review of the literature. Health Educ Res 2008; 23(2):359-368.
Hurd, A. L., Augustson, E. M., Backinger, C. L., Bright, M., & Deaton, C. Impact of national ABC promotion on 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Am J Health Promot 2007; 21(6):481-483.
Hurd, A. L., Mayer, J. A., Woodruff, S. I., Belch, G. E., & Patel, M. R. Comparing two methods of measuring legislation compliance among indoor tanning facilities. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006; 54(3):433-439.