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Frances Stillman, EdD

Co-Director, Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Associate Research Professor, Dept of Epidemiology

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health, Behavior and Society

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N Wolfe St, Room W6027
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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EdD , Johns Hopkins University , 1986
EdM , Temple University


Dr. Stillman was responsible for implementing and evaluating the smoking ban at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine. This evaluation effort was one of the first efforts to demonstrate reduction in smoking consumption and prevalence as well as lowering secondhand smoke exposure. She also designed and implemented the Johns Hopkins Inpatient Smoking Cessation Service and developed and evaluated the Heart Body & Soul Spiritual Smoking Cessation Program. In addition, Dr. Stillman had a major role in helping to enact Baltimore City’s landmark restrictions on tobacco and alcohol billboards.

Honors and Awards

2000 National Institute of Health Award of Merit, “ASSIST Evaluation Conceptual Framework and Evaluation Plan”.

1994 WHO World No-Tobacco Day Model Program,“The Johns Hopkins Inpatient Smoking Cessation Program”.

1992 Gold Award, The EDPRESS in Print Award, for medical materials: "Help Someone You Care About Quit Smoking for Good".

1991 Honorable Mention, American Medical Writer's Association for Achievement in Writing about Health in a Booklet "Quit Smoking for Good While You Are In the Hospital" and "Stay Quit for Good After You Leave the Hospital".

1991 First Place Paper Award: Association on Behavior Analysis, “Behavioral Evaluation of the Great American Smoke-Out in a Large Urban Hospital”.

1984-5 Dissertation Fellowship Award: National Institute of Justice, ”Survey of Survivors of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty”.

tobacco, tobacco control, smoking, smoking cessation, policy research, evaluation, surveillance

  • Schmitt CL, Malarcher AM, Clark PI, Bombard JM, Strauss W, Stillman FA. Community Guide Recommendations and State-Level Tobacco-Control Programs: 1999 – 2004. Tob Control 2007; 16(5): 318-24.

  • Smith SY, Curbow B, Stillman FA. Harm Perception of Nicotine Products in College Freshmen. Nicotine Tob Res 2007; 9(9): 977-82.

  • Stillman F, Navas-Acien A, Ma J, Ma S, Avila-Tang E, Breysse P, Yang G, Samet J. Second-hand tobacco smoke in public places in urban and Second-hand tobacco smoke in public places in urban and rural China. Tob Control. 2007 Aug;16(4):229-34.

  • Stillman FA, Bone L, Avila-Tang E, Smith K, Yancey N, Street C, Owings K. Barriers to cessation in 18-24 year old inner city African-Americans. Am J Public Health 2007; 97(8): 1405-8.

  • Smith KC, Stillman FA, Bone L, Yancey N, Belin P, Price E. Bumming ‘loosies’ in Baltimore: The informal exchange of cigarettes in the community context. J Urban Health 2007; 84(4): 494-507.