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J. Wyatt Koma, B.S., is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied Neuroscience. Wyatt’s interests include measuring access to health care in a changing U.S. policy environment; and ways to decrease modifiable behavioral health risks, such as cigarette smoking, in low-income populations.

Smoking in America: Medicaid, Quitting, and Income

Over the last few decades, cigarette smoking has become a health burden concentrated primarily among low-income individuals in the U.S. In our recently published research study, Medicaid coverage expansions and cigarette smoking cessation among low-income adults, we sought to determine the relationship between recent expansions of Medicaid coverage and smoking cessation for low-income adults. Demographics… Read More »