The research of Steven C. Ames, Ph.D., is focused on tobacco control, particularly the design of more-effective smoking cessation interventions for particularly at-risk populations, including young adults, medical patients, uninsured people and low-income individuals. Additionally, Dr. Ames performs ongoing research to develop new approaches to enhance the quality of life of patients with cancer and help these individuals cope with their illnesses.
- Developing more-effective treatments for young adults who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol
- Developing a specialized program to improve the quality of life of individuals being treated for cancer
- Studying how psychological factors might affect the outcome of cancer treatment
Significance to patient care
Dr. Ames is working to develop more-effective smoking cessation treatments that both improve the likelihood of success with quitting smoking and address other commonly occurring problems, including excess alcohol consumption. Additionally, his research has contributed to a better understanding of the unmet needs of individuals being treated for cancer and to the development of strategies to improve their quality of life.