Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH

Professor, Family and Community Medicine and Public Health

Co-Chair, Tobacco Cessation, Prevention and Policy research group

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-1090

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Member Status: 
Research Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
Selected Publications: 
1. Muramoto ML, Lando HA. Faculty Development in Tobacco Cessation: Training Health Professionals and Promoting Tobacco Control in Developing Countries. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2009; (September); 28:498-506.
2. Yuan NP, Wind S, Nichter M, Nichter M, Castañeda H, Carruth L, Muramoto ML. Types of Lay Health Influencers in Tobacco Cessation: A Qualitative Study. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2010; 34(5): 607-617.
3. Muramoto ML, Wassum K, Connolly T, Matthews E, Ford L. Helpers Program: A Pilot Test of Brief Tobacco Intervention Training in Three Corporations. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2010; 38(3S):s319-s326.
4. Ng N, Nichter M, Padmawati RS, Prabandari YS, Muramoto ML, Nichter M. Bringing smoking cessation to diabetes clinics in Indonesia. Chronic Illness (in press).
Collaborative Research: 
NIH/NCI   1R01CA137375-01A1
(PI: Muramoto) 7/1/09 – 5/30/2014
Tobacco Cessation Training for Acupuncture, Massage, & Chiropractic Practitioners
The major purpose of this project is to address a pressing need to develop and test the effectiveness of cessation training that is grounded in guideline-based treatment and that is relevant and appropriate for CAM practitioners.
NABI Biopharmaceuticals
(PI Leischow) (12/31/09 – 1/1/11)
A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess Efficacy and
Safety of 3 aminiomethylnicotine-P aeruginosa r-Exoprotein A Conjugate Vaccine (NicVAX) as an Aid to
Smoking Cessation. Role: Co-I, Medical Director
NIH/Fogarty   1RO1TW007944-01
(PI: Nichter) (9/1/07 –8/30/12)           
Cessation Research and Training in India and Indonesia          
The major purpose of this project is to develop academic-community research partnerships and practice-based research networks to support tobacco cessation research in India and Indonesia. Role: Co-PI
NCI R21 CA127787
PI Muramoto  (1/1/08 – 12/31/10)
Parents Awareness Reducing Exposure to Nicotine and Tobacco  (PARENT)  
The major purpose of this project is to develop and pilot test a system intervention for private licensed childcare centers to reduce second hand smoke exposure for children by influencing parental tobacco use.
Bio Sketch: 

Professional Information

1998- Society for Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Member
2000-American Academy of Pediatrics Child Health Research Center Tobacco Consortium
2000-2001 - American Legacy Foundation, Emerging Science Advisory Panel
2001 - American Legacy Foundation, Advisory Committee on Helplines for Pregnant Smokers
2001-2003 - Consultant to World Bank Group on tobacco cessation projects in Indonesia, Romania
2002-2005 - Scientific Advisory Group, Maine Tobacco Treatment Initiative
2003,2005 - California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Social and Participatory Research Study Section
2005 - National Heart Lung and Blood Institute R18 Review Committee, Member
2005 - Center for Medicare Services Expert Panel on Tobacco Dependence Treatment, Member
2005-2007 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Consumer Demand Expert Roundtable
2006-2009  - National Institute of Drug Abuse, Treatment Research Review Subcommittee, Charter Member
2006 -Scientific Advisory Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics, Richmond Center of Excellence on Children