Stella Aguinaga Bialous, RN, DrPH is Professor in Residence, Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. Dr. Aguinaga Bialous’ research focuses on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, tobacco industry monitoring and building nurses’ capacity for tobacco control nationally and internationally. Dr. Aguinaga Bialous has consulted with the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative for over 15 years as well as the Secretariat of The Who FCTC. In 2003, she received the American Legacy Foundation’s Sybill G. Jacobson Adult Award for Outstanding Use of Tobacco Industry Document. In 2012, she received the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care Distinguished Merit Award and is currently the Society’s President. In 2015 she received WHO's World No Tobacco Day award and in 2018 the Heart Hero Award for World no Tobacco Day from the World Heart Federation.
Dr. Aguinaga Bialous is a native of Brazil, where she received her undergraduate education in nursing. She has a Master’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She has served on ANR's Board of Directors since 2008.