Miss Elaine Martinez Umali

BA Comm, MA Comm, UP (Philippines), MPH Auck.

Research | Current

My present research work involves looking into the feasibility and efficacy of adapting a mobile phone-based smoking cessation (mCessation) programme in Samoa, and at the same time investigating how anti-smoking mass media advertisements that have been effective in many countries could influence Samoan audiences to consider quitting smoking.

Distinctions/Honours

2013, Fred Hollows Foundation Scholar, University of Auckland

2012, Global Public Health Prize, University of Auckland

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Tanielu, H., McCool, J., Umali, E., & Whittaker, R. (2017). Samoan smokers talk about smoking and quitting: A focus group study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research10.1093/ntr/ntx152
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Judith McCool
  • McCool, J., Whittaker, R., Tanielu, H., & Umali, E. (2016). TXTTAOFITAPAA (TEXT STOP SMOKE): A TEXT-BASED SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMME ADAPTATION FOR SAMOA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Judith McCool
  • Tanielui, H., McCool, J., Umali, E., Dorey, E., & Whittaker, R. (2016). SAMOAN SMOKERS TALK ABOUT SMOKING AND QUITTING. Paper presented at International Conference of Behavioral Medicine, Melbourne, Australia. 7 December - 10 December 2016. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. (pp. 1). 10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33030
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Judith McCool
  • Cameron, L. D., Dobson, R., McCool, J., Umali, E., Tanielu, H., & Whittaker, R. (2016). CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF mHEALTH INITIATIVES IN THE PACIFIC RIM. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Judith McCool, Rosie Dobson
  • Umali, E., McCool, J., & Whittaker, R. (2016). Possibilities and expectations for mHealth in the Pacific Islands: Insights from key informants. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4 (1).10.2196/mhealth.4626
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33951
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Judith McCool
  • Vandevijvere, S., Chow, C. C., Hall, K. D., Umali, E., & Swinburn, B. A. (2015). Increased food energy supply as a major driver of the obesity epidemic: A global analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93 (7), 446-456. 10.2471/BLT.14.150565
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Boyd Swinburn, Stefanie Vandevijvere
  • Umali, E. M. (2014). The Potential of mHealth for Disease Prevention and Control in the Pacific Islands. The example of trachoma as a use-case The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22470

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E - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6EE
EPSOM CAMPUS 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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