Abigail C. Halperin, MD, MPHDr. Halperin is a primary care physician who is now focusing her clinical and research career on the prevention and treatment of tobacco dependence and related diseases.
Patient Care Philosophy:
My current focus is on the treatment of tobacco dependence, in terms of both using and improving effectiveness of evidence-based behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions. Helping people quit smoking at any time in their lives will enable them to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
- Director and Attending Physician, Smoke Free Life Program, SCCA
- Director, University of Washington Tobacco Studies Program
- Associate Medical Director, Free & Clear, Inc., (largest provider of tobacco quit line services for states, employers, and health insurance companies in the United States)
Smoking cessation; pharmacotherapy for nicotine dependence
Education And Training
- BA: Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1978
- MA: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 1983
- Internship & Residency, Family Medicine: Swedish Hospital, 1983-1986
- MPH: NRSA Public Health Fellowship, University of Washington, 1998-2000
Dr. Halperin developed and currently directs the Tobacco Studies Program (TSP) at the University of Washington, now in its seventh year. This program was developed with funding from ASPH-Legacy Foundation STEP-UP (Scholarship, Teaching, and Education Program for Tobacco Use Prevention) Initiative.