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 over tweleve 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); the 2011 Czech Republic Nurses Tobacco Cessation Leadership Workshop; the 2012 Registered Nurses Referring to Quitlines: Helping Smokers Quit (RNQL-HSQ, 2012 Eastern Europe - Helping Smokers Quit (EE-HSQ), and the 2014 Eastern Europe Nurses’ Centre of Excellence for Tobacco Control (EE-COE).

She is currently working with Drs. Sarna and Bialous on the Eastern Europe Nurses’ Centre of Excellence for Tobacco Control – Developing Nurse Champions for Tobacco Dependence Treatment (EE-COE II) project (2017) based in the Czech Republic and partnering with Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, as well as the 2017 Building Capacity of Portuguese Nurses to be Tobacco Control Champions. (PT-TCC) project, 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.