Louise J. Strayer, BSc, RN, MSc

Appointed Personnel, The University of Arizona Department of Psychology
Director, HealthCare Partnership
lstrayer@email.arizona.edu

Louise J. Strayer brings over 27 years of successful clinical and community research/service experience in the treatment of nicotine addiction and mental illness to her role as Director of the HealthCare Partnership at The University of Arizona. She was the original Principal Investigator of the HealthCare Partnership. Ms. Strayer served as the Clinical Director for the Arizona Program for Nicotine and Tobacco Research. During this time, she provided leadership to over 30 large clinical/behavioral research studies for the prevention and treatment of nicotine addiction. She successfully managed a large randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled National Cancer Institute trial testing Two Doses of Sustained-Release Bupropion for Adolescent Smoking Cessation published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (2007). She served as Co-Principal Investigator for an Arizona Women, Infants & Children (WIC) project.  Ms. Strayer was instrumental in establishing the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, the statewide telephonic counseling service. The HealthCare Partnership has partnered with Local, State, National and International groups on tobacco control initiatives since 2000.

 

Renee Sayre, BS

Appointed Personnel, The University of Arizona Department of Psychology
Associate Director, HealthCare Partnership
sayrer@email.arizona.edu

Ms Sayre leads the administrative support team for The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership.  She liaises with faculty, providers and students to assure that the required multitude of organizational tasks are efficiently handled.  She prepares personnel documents, accounting shadow files and oversees printing and distributing of program materials.

 

Mary E. Gilles, MD

Medical Liaison, HealthCare Partnership
Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Arizona
Administrative Medicine, Staff Physician, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
gillesm@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Mary Gilles is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine where she teaches medical students and Internal Medicine residents. She is also the Medical Liaison of The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership and an Internist in clinical practice at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Dr. Gilles has served as the Principal Investigator for clinical trials, studying the efficacy of medications for the treatment of Tobacco Use Disorder. She is the former Medical Director of the Arizona Program for Nicotine and Tobacco Research, as well as the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Smoking Cessation Program. Dr. Gilles has designed and implemented physician and allied health professional educational curricula addressing tobacco dependence treatment.