Hasmeena Kathuria, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Dr. Kathuria is a pulmonary, critical care, and sleep physician, an implementation scientist, and an expert on tobacco dependence. Her clinical and research efforts are in reducing health disparities by developing, implementing, and studying the outcomes of innovative programs that focus on teachable moments to promote health behavior change in tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable disease. She is a PI or Co-I on several pilot projects using various platforms to improve access to guideline recommended treatment. She recently conducted a randomized controlled trial funded by the American Lung Association (Lung Cancer Discovery Award) using an inpatient nurse-driven intervention to promote smoking cessation and lung cancer screening.

Dr. Kathuria has developed and directs the Tobacco Treatment Center at Boston Medical Center, a program that brings together a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who specialize in helping smokers quit cigarettes. The team provides tobacco dependence consultation on >1500 hospitalized smokers each year. For this work, she received the inaugural Evans Clinical Innovator Award relating to efforts to treat tobacco dependence in low SES populations. She recently received funding from the Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences to assess outcomes related to implementation of the program.

Dr. Kathuria has chaired a national project sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) to prioritize research needs to optimize smoking cessation in the context of lung cancer screening and is an invited member of the American Cancer Society Tobacco Cessation Task Group (National Lung Cancer Round Table) tasked to improve implementation of tobacco treatment in lung cancer screening programs. She is on an ATS panel that has developed an updated clinical tobacco treatment guideline, and is chairing a committee through the American College of Chest Physicians to develop a national clinical guideline on implementing inpatient tobacco treatment services. Dr. Kathuria has been appointed by the ATS president to serve as vice-chair on the Tobacco Action Committee to help organize educational, advocacy and policy activities relating to tobacco use.

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Boston University
Pulmonary Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

2020 UpToDate: Section Editor, UpToDate, Tobacco Treatment Section
2020-2021 BU: BU-Tobacco Regulatory Science ARC Pilot Project Award
2019-2021 American Thoracic Society: Vice-Chair, Tobacco Action Committee, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
2019 BUMC: Alan Fine Award for Unique Contributions and Creativity to the Pulmonary Section
2019 BUMC: Evans Clinician Designation title, Evans Foundation
2019 CHEST: Editorial Board for CHEST, Thoracic Oncology-Prevention Section
2018-2019 BUSM: Awardee, Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program
2018 American Thoracic Society: Fellow Status, American Thoracic Society (ATSF)
2018 BUMC: BU-CIIS Pilot Grant Program Award
2018-2019 BU: BU-Mobile Health ARC Pilot Project Award
2018-2020 American College of Chest Physicians: American College of Chest Physicians Award: Guideline Development of Inpatient Tobacco Treatment
2017 BMC: Be Exceptional Award in Performance and Commitment to BMC Care
2017-2019 American Lung Association: Lung Cancer Discovery Award
2016-2016 American Thoracic Society: ATS Assembly/Committee Project Award for Research Policy Statement development on Smoking Cessation
2016 American Thoracic Society: ATS Tobacco Action Committee, Appointment
2016 BUSM: Clinical Innovator Award, Evans Foundation
2016 BMC: Clinical Quality Improvement Award, Lung Cancer Screening
2016-2017 American Thoracic Society: American Thoracic Society Assembly/Committee Project Award for Research Policy Statement
2015-2016 BU CTSI: BU CTSI Team Science Pilot Grant Program Award, Co-PI
2013-2015 Department of Defense: DOD Lung Cancer Research Concept Award
2013 BUMC: L. Jack Faling Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University Pulmonary Center
2011 American Thoracic Society: ATS Section on Thoracic Oncology Assembly Research Excellence Award
2010-2013 DOD: DOD Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award

Capitalizing on hospitalization to engage low SES smokers in LDCT screening
07/01/2017 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
American Lung Association

In Vivo Tagging of Lung Epithelial Cells to Define the Early Steps of Tumor Cell Dissemination
09/15/2013 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Identification and Function of Ets Target Genes Involved in Lung Cancer Progression
09/15/2010 - 09/14/2013 (PI)
Department of Defense

Molecular Regulation of Caveolin-1 in Lung Cancer
07/01/2000 - 06/30/2008 (PI)
American Lung Association

Regulation of Caveolin-1 In Lung Tumors and Cell Lines
07/01/2004 - 06/30/2006 (PI)
American Lung Association

Caveolin-1 Transcriptional Regulation in Lung Cell Lines
07/07/2003 - 06/30/2004 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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  1. Shenoy AT, Lyon De Ana C, Arafa EI, Salwig I, Barker KA, Korkmaz FT, Ramanujan A, Etesami NS, Soucy AM, Martin IMC, Tilton BR, Hinds A, Goltry WN, Kathuria H, Braun T, Jones MR, Quinton LJ, Belkina AC, Mizgerd JP. Antigen presentation by lung epithelial cells directs CD4+ TRM cell function and regulates barrier immunity. Nat Commun. 2021 10 05; 12(1):5834.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34611166
  2. Kathuria H, Leone FT. COUNTERPOINT: e-Cigarette Use for Harm Reduction in Tobacco Use Disorder? No. Chest. 2021 Sep; 160(3):809-811. PMID: 34488959
  3. Kathuria H, Leone FT. Rebuttal From Drs Kathuria and Leone. Chest. 2021 Sep; 160(3):812-813. PMID: 34488961
  4. Eakin MN, Bauer SE, Carr T, Dagli E, Ewart G, Garfield JL, Jaspers I, Kher S, Leone FT, Melzer AC, Moazed F, Moraes TJ, Reddy KP, Upson D, Kathuria H. Policy Recommendations to Eliminate Tobacco Use and Improve Health from the American Thoracic Society Tobacco Action Committee. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Aug 04. PMID: 34347555
  5. Barker KA, Etesami NS, Shenoy AT, Arafa EI, Lyon de Ana C, Smith NM, Martin IM, Goltry WN, Barron AM, Browning JL, Kathuria H, Belkina AC, Guillon A, Zhong X, Crossland NA, Jones MR, Quinton LJ, Mizgerd JP. Lung-resident memory B cells protect against bacterial pneumonia. J Clin Invest. 2021 06 01; 131(11).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34060477; PMCID: PMC8159694; DOI: 10.1172/JCI141810;
  6. Gesthalter Y, Kathuria H, Moazed F. Smoking Cessation and Cancer. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 05 15; 203(10):P24-P25. PMID: 34014803
  7. Palmer AM, Rojewski AM, Chen LS, Fucito LM, Galiatsatos P, Kathuria H, Land SR, Morgan GD, Ramsey AT, Richter KP, Wen X, Toll BA. Tobacco Treatment Program Models in US Hospitals and Outpatient Centers on Behalf of the SRNT Treatment Network. Chest. 2021 04; 159(4):1652-1663. PMID: 33259805; PMCID: PMC8039006; DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.11.025;
  8. Xie W, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Incident Respiratory Conditions Among US Adults From 2013 to 2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 11 02; 3(11):e2020816.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33180127; PMCID: PMC7662143; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.20816;
  9. Belok SH, Parikh R, Bernardo J, Kathuria H. E-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury: a review. Pneumonia (Nathan). 2020; 12:12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33110741; PMCID: PMC7585559; DOI: 10.1186/s41479-020-00075-2;
  10. Quintiliani LM, Kathuria H, Truong V, Murillo J, Borrelli B, Xuan Z, Lasser KE. Patient navigation among recently hospitalized smokers to promote tobacco treatment: Results from a randomized exploratory pilot study. Addict Behav. 2021 02; 113:106659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33010473; PMCID: PMC7946867; DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106659;
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