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Amanda L.

Chief of Innovations

Truth Initiative

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As Chief of Innovations, Dr. Graham leads a cross-functional team that develops, evaluates, and markets digital products for tobacco cessation. Under her leadership and in collaboration with partners at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Graham led the development of the EX Program, an enterprise digital tobacco cessation platform designed for employers and health plans, and This is Quitting, a first-of-its-kind quit vaping program for teens and young adults. Dr. Graham is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

For over 20 years, Dr. Graham’s NIH-funded research has focused on technology-based tobacco cessation interventions. She is internationally recognized as a thought leader in web and mobile quit-smoking interventions and online social networks and has been awarded over $15 million in research funding. She has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and serves on National Institutes of Health study sections and numerous journal editorial boards. She is a frequent presenter at international, national, and local scientific and public health meetings. She has also been interviewed by numerous media outlets including NBC News, WIRED, Kaiser Health News, California Healthline, American Heart Association News, HR Magazine, Employee Benefits Advisor, and, and been quoted in top-tier outlets including CNN, US News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, Univision, New York Post, and the Daily Mail.

Dr. Graham obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Richmond. She earned her Master of Science and doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Brown Medical School where she remained on faculty for seven years. She has been Adjunct Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center and a member of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2006.

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