Marjorie Wells, PhD, RN

Project Director
Tobacco Free Nurses, UCLA School of Nursing

Dr. Marjorie Wells received a BSN from California State University, Los Angeles, a Masters of Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) from the University of Washington, School of Nursing, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Washington School of Nursing.

She has worked with Drs. Linda Sarna and Stella Bialous for almost ten years as project director on a number of both national and international projects aimed at capacity building of nurses in tobacco control, and increasing and nurse involvement in providing smoking cessation interventions. Beginning with her role as Project Director of the Tobacco Free Nurses (TFN) initiative (2003), the Tobacco Free Nurses: Leadership and Advocacy Project (2003); the Helping Smokers Quit study (2007); the Chinese Registered Nurses- Helping Smokers Quit project based in Beijing and Anhui Province, China, (2010); and the 2011 Czech Republic Nurses Tobacco Cessation Leadership Workshop.

She is currently working with Drs. Sarna and Bialous on the Registered Nurses Referral to Quitlines - Helping Smokers Quit (RNQL-HSQ) project (2013), and the EE-HSQ project (2012) based in the Czech Republic and Poland, both using web-based educational programs to increase tobacco cessation interventions among nurses. Also with Dr. Sarna she has published in the area of nurses and tobacco control.