Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Vijayaraghavan is a practicing general internist at the San Francisco General Hospital and a researcher in tobacco control with a focus on populations experiencing homelessness. Dr. Vijayaraghavan's intervention research stems from collaborations with community organizations. As PI of two grants (22XT-0020,25CP-0002) from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, she collaborated with homeless shelters and supportive housing programs to implement interventions to increase access to cessation services and smoke-free policies among homeless clients. As co-investigator (PI Satterfield, DA034253-04) on an implementation and dissemination grant on a randomized controlled trial of computer-facilitated delivery of 5As for smoking cessation, she worked with 3 diverse primary care clinics to improve provider-delivery of 5As. As co-investigator on a community practice based research grant from the TRDRP (PI Guydish, 25CP-002) and SFCAN (PI Guydish, an intramural grant), she is collaborating with homeless shelters and safety net health clinics to improve delivery of cessation services to high-risk populations in San Francisco.
Education
MAS, 2011 - , University of California, San Francisco
Internal Medicine, 2009 - , New York Presbyterian, Columbia University
MD, 2006 - , Boston University
Publications
  1. Alizaga NM, Hartman-Filson M, Elser H, Halpern-Felsher B, Vijayaraghavan M. Alternative flavored and unflavored tobacco product use and cigarette quit attempts among current smokers experiencing homelessness. 2020. PMID: 32637560


  2. Durazo A, Hartman-Filson M, Perez K, Alizaga NM, Petersen AB, Vijayaraghavan M. Smoke-Free Home Intervention in Permanent Supportive Housing: A Multi-Faceted Intervention Pilot. 2020. PMID: 32123908


  3. Petersen AB, Elser H, Nguyen T, Alizaga NM, Vijayaraghavan M. Smoke-Free or Not: Attitudes Toward Indoor Smoke-Free Policies Among Permanent Supportive Housing Residents. 2019. PMID: 31537083


  4. Hafez AY, Gonzalez M, Kulik MC, Vijayaraghavan M, Glantz SA. Uneven Access to Smoke-Free Laws and Policies and Its Effect on Health Equity in the United States: 2000-2019. 2019. PMID: 31536405


  5. Thrul J, Vijayaraghavan M, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield JM. Patterns of cigarette, e-cigarette, and cannabis use among adult smokers in primary care 2014-2015. 2019. PMID: 31522133


  6. Elser H, Hartman-Filson M, Alizaga NM, Vijayaraghavan M. Exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco messages online and off-line among people experiencing homelessness. 2019. PMID: 31338285


  7. Gubner NR, Williams DD, Chen E, Silven D, Tsoh JY, Guydish J, Vijayaraghavan M. Recent cessation attempts and receipt of cessation services among a diverse primary care population - A mixed methods study. 2019. PMID: 31193606


  8. Lowenstein M, Vijayaraghavan M, Burke NJ, Karliner L, Wang S, Peters M, Lozano A, Kaplan CP. Real-world lung cancer screening decision-making: Barriers and facilitators. 2019. PMID: 31200824


  9. Alizaga NM, Nguyen T, Petersen AB, Elser H, Vijayaraghavan M. Developing Tobacco Control Interventions in Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless Adults. 2019. PMID: 30971139


  10. Vijayaraghavan M, Neisler J, Wrighting Q, Reitzel LR, Hébert ET, Rash CJ, Kendzor DE, Businelle MS. Income associations with cigarette purchasing behaviors and quit attempts among people experiencing homelessness. 2019. PMID: 30959414


  11. Gubner NR, Williams DD, Le T, Garcia W, Vijayaraghavan M, Guydish J. Smoking related outcomes before and after implementation of tobacco-free grounds in residential substance use disorder treatment programs. 2019. PMID: 30743196


  12. Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Stewart SL, Cummins SE, Schillinger D, Kohatsu ND, Tong EK. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Response to Incentives for Quitline Engagement. 2018. PMID: 30454673


  13. Tong EK, Stewart SL, Schillinger D, Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Epperson AE, Vela C, Kratochvil S, Anderson CM, Kirby CA, Zhu SH, Safier J, Sloss G, Kohatsu ND. The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking Project: Impact of Statewide Outreach Through Health Channels. 2018. PMID: 30454670


  14. McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B. Heated tobacco products likely appeal to adolescents and young adults. 2018. PMID: 30352843


  15. McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Lempert LK, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B. IQOS labelling will mislead consumers. 2018. PMID: 30158208


  16. Vijayaraghavan M, Benmarnhia T, Pierce JP, White MM, Kempster J, Shi Y, Trinidad DR, Messer K. Income disparities in smoking cessation and the diffusion of smoke-free homes among U.S. smokers: Results from two longitudinal surveys. 2018. PMID: 30052671


  17. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. The moderating effect of perceived social support on the relation between heaviness of smoking and quit attempts among adult homeless smokers. 2018. PMID: 30016736


  18. Satterfield JM, Gregorich SE, Kalkhoran S, Lum PJ, Bloome J, Alvarado N, Muñoz RF, Vijayaraghavan M. Computer-Facilitated 5A's for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Trial of Technology to Promote Provider Adherence. 2018. PMID: 29929682


  19. Petersen AB, Stewart HC, Walters J, Vijayaraghavan M. Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing. 2018. PMID: 28884243


  20. Neisler J, Reitzel LR, Garey L, Kenzdor DE, Hébert ET, Vijayaraghavan M, Businelle MS. Concurrent nicotine and tobacco product use among homeless smokers and associations with cigarette dependence and other factors related to quitting. 2018. PMID: 29448145


  21. Vijayaraghavan M, Olsen P, Weeks J, McKelvey K, Ponath C, Kushel M. Older African American Homeless-Experienced Smokers' Attitudes Toward Tobacco Control Policies-Results from the HOPE HOME Study. Volume 32 of Issue 2. 2017. PMID: 28893086


  22. Kalkhoran S, Alvarado N, Vijayaraghavan M, Lum PJ, Yuan P, Satterfield JM. Patterns of and reasons for electronic cigarette use in primary care patients. 2017. PMID: 28710596


  23. Vijayaraghavan M, Yuan P, Gregorich S, Lum P, Appelle N, Napoles AM, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield J. Disparities in receipt of 5As for smoking cessation in diverse primary care and HIV clinics. 2017. PMID: 28271025


  24. Shi Y, Pierce JP, White M, Vijayaraghavan M, Compton W, Conway K, Hartman AM, Messer K. E-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation in the 2010/2011 TUS-CPS longitudinal cohort. 2016. PMID: 27769302


  25. Vijayaraghavan M, Guydish J, Pierce JP. Building Tobacco Cessation Capacity in Homeless Shelters: A Pilot Study. 2016. PMID: 26983929


  26. Vijayaraghavan M, Schroeder SA, Kushel M. The effectiveness of tobacco control policies on vulnerable populations in the USA: a review. 2016. PMID: 27660283


  27. Vijayaraghavan M, Tieu L, Ponath C, Guzman D, Kushel M. Tobacco Cessation Behaviors Among Older Homeless Adults: Results From the HOPE HOME Study. Volume 18 of Issue 8. 2016. PMID: 26920648


  28. Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP. Implementing Tobacco Control Programs in Homeless Shelters: A Mixed-Methods Study. 2015. PMID: 26678988


  29. Messer K, Vijayaraghavan M, White MM, Shi Y, Chang C, Conway KP, Hartman A, Schroeder MJ, Compton WM, Pierce JP. Cigarette smoking cessation attempts among current US smokers who also use smokeless tobacco. 2015. PMID: 26253939


  30. Vijayaraghavan M, Messer K, Xu Z, Sarkin A, Gilmer TP. Psychiatric readmissions in a community-based sample of patients with mental disorders. 2015. PMID: 25828876


  31. Vijayaraghavan M, Freitas D, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Non-medical use of non-opioid psychotherapeutic medications in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 143. 2014. PMID: 25107312


  32. Vijayaraghavan M, Pierce JP, White M, Messer K. Differential use of other tobacco products among current and former cigarette smokers by income level. 2014. PMID: 24930053


  33. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Vittinghoff E, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Smoking behaviors in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 18 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 23918243


  34. Vijayaraghavan M, Messer K, White MM, Pierce JP. The effectiveness of cigarette price and smoke-free homes on low-income smokers in the United States. 2013. PMID: 24134354


  35. Vijayaraghavan M, Kushel MB, Vittinghoff E, Kertesz S, Jacobs D, Lewis CE, Sidney S, Bibbins-Domingo K. Housing instability and incident hypertension in the CARDIA cohort. Volume 90 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 22752301


  36. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 173 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23319013


  37. Vijayaraghavan M, Tochterman A, Hsu E, Johnson K, Marcus S, Caton CL. Health, access to health care, and health care use among homeless women with a history of intimate partner violence. 2012. PMID: 22187095


  38. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Guzman D, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Primary care providers' views on chronic pain management among high-risk patients in safety net settings. Volume 13 of Issue 9. 2012. PMID: 22846057


  39. Vijayaraghavan M, Jacobs EA, Seligman H, Fernandez A. The association between housing instability, food insecurity, and diabetes self-efficacy in low-income adults. 2011. PMID: 22080709


  40. Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Guzman D, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Primary care providers’ judgments of opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. Volume 26 of Issue 4. 2011. PMID: 21061084


  41. Stoddard P, He G, Vijayaraghavan M, Schillinger D. Disparities in undiagnosed diabetes among United States-Mexico border populations. 2010. PMID: 20963267