Devon Noonan, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC

Dr. Devon Noonan joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2013 and will initially teach Health Promotion (N502) at DUSON. She is a registered nurse and registered nurse practitioner with over eight years of clinical practice in community health, occupational health, and pediatric/adolescent health settings. She received her BSN at Boston College, her MS in Nursing at Georgetown University, and her MPH and PhD at the University of Virginia.


Dr. Noonan’s research is focused on health promotion and cancer risk reduction in vulnerable populations. While at the University of Virginia, she received a fellowship from the American Lung Association and a small grant from Sigma Theta Tau to support her work on understanding alternative tobacco use methods in college students. She has just completed an NIH T32 fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and has worked on various projects to gain a greater understanding of health risk behaviors and cancer risk reduction strategies in vulnerable populations.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Education
  • PhD - University of Virginia
  • MPH - University of Virginia
  • MS - Georgetown University
  • BSN - Boston College
Research Interests
Areas of research interest include:
- Health promotion/disease prevention
- Tobacco control
- Alternative tobacco products (smokeless tobacco, Snus, and waterpipe)
- Workplace interventions
- Mobile health interventions
- Cancer prevention and control
Awards and Honors
  • 2010 || Phyllis J. Verhonick Dissertation Award, University of Virginia
  • 2008 || Graduate Fellowship, University of Virginia Alumni Association
  • 2007 || American College Health Association Scholarship, American College Health Association
  • 2003 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Chapter
Areas of Interest
Health promotion/disease prevention
Tobacco control
Health behaviors
Mobile health
Cancer prevention and control
Representative Publications
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23327511 -- Noonan, D. and Patrick, M. E. Factors associated with perceptions of hookah addictiveness and harmfulness among young adults. Subst Abus. January, 2013 34(1); 83-5. PMC3551265
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23279274 -- Noonan, D. A descriptive study of waterpipe smoking among college students. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. January, 2013 25(1); 11-5. PMC3539218
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 23261494 -- Noonan, D. and Jiang, Y. and Duffy, S. A. Utility of biochemical verification of tobacco cessation in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Addict Behav. November, 2012 38(3); 1792-1795.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22569211 -- Duffy, S. A. and Ronis, D. L. and Richardson, C. and Waltje, A. H. and Ewing, L. A. and Noonan, D. and Hong, O. and Meeker, J. D. Protocol of a randomized controlled trial of the Tobacco Tactics website for operating engineers. BMC Public Health. May, 2012 12(335); . PMC3355035
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22515268 -- Ewing, L. A. and Karvonen-Gutierrez, C. A. and Noonan, D. and Duffy, S. A. Development of the Tobacco Tactics logo: From thumb prints to press. Tob Induc Dis. April, 2012 10(1); 6. PMC3464712
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22471778 -- Noonan, D. and Kulbok, P. A. Beliefs and norms associated with smoking tobacco using a waterpipe among college students. J Addict Nurs. May, 2012 23(2); 123-8. PMC3366060
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 22092459 -- Noonan, D. and Kulbok, P. and Yan, G. Intention to smoke tobacco using a waterpipe among students in a southeastern U.S. College. Public Health Nurs. May, 2011 28(6); 494-502. PMC3319667
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22337005 -- Duffy, S. A. and Kilbourne, A. M. and Austin, K. L. and Dalack, G. W. and Woltmann, E. M. and Waxmonsky, J. and Noonan, D. Risk of smoking and receipt of cessation services among veterans with mental disorders. Psychiatr Serv. April, 2012 63(4); 325-32. PMC3323716
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22005801 -- Duffy, S. A. and Cohen, K. A. and Choi, S. H. and McCullagh, M. C. and Noonan, D. Predictors of obesity in Michigan operating engineers. J Community Health. June, 2012 37(3); 619-25. PMC3345034
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20055968 -- Noonan, D. Exemptions for hookah bars in clean indoor air legislation: a public health concern. Public Health Nurs. February, 2010 27(1); 49-53.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19432909 -- Noonan, D. and Kulbok, P. A. New tobacco trends: waterpipe (hookah) smoking and implications for healthcare providers. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. May, 2009 21(5); 258-60.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22471777 -- Noonan, D. and Duffy, S. A. Smokeless tobacco use among operating engineers. J Addict Nurs. May, 2012 23(2); 132-6. PMC3366014
  • 2011 -- Noonan, D. Getting to the patient first: new smokeless tobacco advertisements targeting smokers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. September, 2011 7(8); 697-698.
  • 2010 -- Kulbok, P. A. and Bovbjerg, V. and Meszaros, P. S. and Botchwey, N. and Hinton, I. and Anderson, N. L. R. and Rhee, H. and Bond, D., C. and Noonan, D. and Hartman, K. Mother-daughter communication: A protective factor for nonsmoking among rural adolescents. Journal of Addictions Nursing. June, 2010 21(2/3); .
  • 2014 -- Noonan, D. and Yan, G. and Kulbok, P. A theoretical examination of waterpipe smoking in college students. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. May, 2014 23(4); 224-229.
  • 2004 -- Noonan, D. and Riely, J. and Heath, J. The 5 A’s of tobacco cessation. Nursing Spectrum. Washington D.C./Baltimore Edition. August 23, 2004 25.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24266896 -- Noonan, D. and Duffy, S. A. Factors associated with smokeless tobacco use and dual use among blue collar workers. Public Health Nurs. January-February, 2014 31(1); 19-27.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 24905759 -- Noonan, D. and Karvonen-Gutierrez, C. A. and Duffy, S. A. Differences in risk perception and quit rates among hospitalized veteran pipe smokers, cigarette smokers, and dual users. J Addict Nurs. April-June, 2014 25(2); 89-93. PMC4128023
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25447467 -- Choi, S. H. and Waltje, A. H. and Ronis, D. L. and Noonan, D. and Hong, O. and Richardson, C. R. and Meeker, J. D. and Duffy, S. A. Web-enhanced tobacco tactics with telephone support versus 1-800-QUIT-NOW telephone line intervention for operating engineers: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. November 20, 2014 16(11); e255. PMC4260077
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25858205 -- Duffy, S. A. and Noonan, D. and Karvonen-Gutierrez, C. A. and Ronis, D. L. and Ewing, L. A. and Waltje, A. H. and Dalack, G. W. and Smith, P. M. and Carmody, T. P. and Hicks, T. and Hermann, C. Effectiveness of the tobacco tactics program for psychiatric inpatient veterans: an implementation study. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. April, 2015 29(2); 120-6.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26036473 -- Spector, D. J. and Noonan, D. and Mayer, D. K. and Benecha, H. and Zimmerman, S. and Smith, S. K. Are lifestyle behavioral factors associated with health-related quality of life in long-term survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Cancer. June, 2015, Epub ahead of print .
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities through an Innovative Mobile Phone Intervention: The textto4gosmokelesstobacco
    National Institutes of Health
    1R15-CA198841-01
    08/2015 to 07/2018
    The purpose of this study is to test a mobile phone SGR intervention for rural smokeless tobacco users.
  • Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities in Older Adults through an Innovative Mobile Phone Intervention: Testing the Feasibility of the Textto4gotobacco Intervention
    Mayo Clinic
    64029253
    04/2014 to 07/2015
    Role: PI
  • Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities in Older Adults through an Innovative Mobile Phone Intervention: Testing the Feasibility of the Textto4gotobacco Intervention
    National Cancer Institute Alliance Cancer Control Junior Faculty Award
    1UG1CA189823-01
    05/2015 to 05/2016
    Role: PI
    The purpose of this study is to test a mobile phone SGR intervention for rural smokeless tobacco users.
  • SMS Scheduled gradual reduction text messages to help pregnant smokers quit
    National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute
    1 R01 CA166149-01A1
    07/2013 to 06/2018
    Role: Co-investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this study is to conduct a two-arm trial to determine whether scheduled gradual reduction plus support messages delivered via SMS texting versus support messages alone increases smoking cessation rates during pregnancy.
  • Health Behaviors of Durham Housing Authority Residents
    Duke University School of Nursing
    07/2013 to 06/2014
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To partner with the Durham Housing Authority to understand the health risk behaviors and what services residents want in the Durham Housing Community.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tobacco Tactics for Operation Engineers
    National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute
    1 R21 CA152247-01A1
    07/2011 to 06/2013
    Role: Co-investigator
    Project Goal: Test a web-based smoking cessation intervention among Operating Engineers.
  • The New Trend in Tobacco: Predicting Waterpipe Use Among U.S. College Students
    American Lung Association
    LH-123757-N
    07/2009 to 06/2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: Determine psycho-social predictors of waterpipe smoking in college students.
  • Predicting Waterpipe Use Among College Students Using the Theory Of Reasoned Action
    Sigma Theta Tau
    4269
    07/2008 to 06/2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: Determine if the variables of the Theory of Reasoned Action predict waterpipe smoking in college students.
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