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CHMP Welcomes Dee Burton, PhD as Associate Director for Research and Evaluation

The Center for Health, Media & Policy announces the appointment of Dee Burton, PhD as Associate Director of Research and Evaluation.  

dee-burton4x7776Dee Burton joins the Center for Health, Media and Policy as Associate Director for Research and Evaluation. Dr. Burton comes to the CHMP from the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center where she chaired the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health.

Dr. Burton’s most recent research focuses on the use of cell-phone technology to deliver longer-term support to highly-stressed populations.  She developed an Open-Slate model of counseling in which counselors are trained to set aside their own frames of reference in order to better understand a participant within the participant’s own context.  Her first study of this model was in an intervention helping Chinese restaurant workers to stop smoking.  She now is developing an intervention using the same Open-Slate phone-counseling approach for HIV-infected people who smoke.  Dr. Burton also is a co-investigator on a study led by Dr. Steven Levine at SUNY Downstate which aims to develop mobile applications to help stroke survivors and their caregivers in the recovery process.

In earlier media research Dr. Burton conceptualized and conducted research on two models of advertising effects that contributed to an understanding of how tobacco advertising can lead to the initiation of smoking.

Prior to returning to New York, Dr. Burton was associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.  She was inducted into the Delta Omega national honorary society for public health in 1999.  She holds a Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the New School, with an NCI post-doctoral fellowship in health behavior and promotion with a minor in mass media and communication from the University of Southern California.

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  • Congratulations!

    • Ronda MacNeil
      760•328•7821 93 Jupiter Street, Palm Springs, CA 92264


      Dear Ms Burton, Ph.D.
      My name is Ronda MacNeil and I own RM Designs and Life Path Consultant services. Twelve years ago, I stopped smoking with the help of your book, The American Cancer Society’s “Freshstart: 21 Days to Stop Smoking” by Dee Burton, Ph.D. I smoked for 30 years and it was very difficult for me to stop. Your book helped make a difference in the stop smoking process.

      For the past several years, I have wanted to help others stop smoking and I have reached a place in my career where I am able to do so. I want to become a distributer of your book, but when I went to order several copies from the publisher Simon and Schuster, Inc., I was told that it was no longer being published in book format. The gentleman I spoke with from the special sales department at Simon and Schuster, Inc. recommended that I write to you and inquire about having the book brought back into publication form. Is there certain requirements or procedures that need to be followed in order for this to happen?

      Helping people stop smoking is very important to me and I have wanted to become a distributor of your book for many years, but unfortunately I have not been available to do so until now.

      Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing back from you.

      Ronda MacNeil

  • Hi Kathleen Hoffman, PhD,

    I left a reply letter addressed to Dee Burton, PhD hoping it would get to her, but I have not received a response. I would really like to to be touch with her, if you could please give her my information, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

    Ronda MacNeil

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