About Us

We are the resource center for tobacco use cessation and prevention for the State of Maryland. Our resource center is funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and located on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). We hope you will find the posted information useful as you help your clients work toward a tobacco-free life. Please become an active member of our online resource, and share your feedback, comments, and suggestions. If you are a smoker or tobacco user and are thinking about quitting, please CLICK HERE for help.


The Maryland Quitting Use and Initiation of Tobacco (MDQuit) Resource Center is dedicated to assisting providers and programs in reducing tobacco use among citizens across the state. Our mission is to link professionals and providers to state tobacco initiatives, to provide evidence-based, effective resources and tools to local programs, to create and support an extensive, collaborative network of tobacco prevention and cessation professionals, and to provide a forum for sharing best practices throughout the state of Maryland.

Contact Us

The MDQuit Resource Center is located at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus.

MAILING ADDRESS: UMBC Department of Psychology 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

WEBSITE: www.MDQuit.org

PHONE: 410-455-3628

FAX: 410-455-1755

EMAIL: info@MDQuit.org

Center Director: Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D. diclemen@umbc.edu
Center Coordinator: Terri L. Harold info@mdquit.org
Project Director: Krystle F. Pierce, M.P.P. krystle.pierce@umbc.edu
Project Coordinator: June Sutherland, M.S. jsuther@umbc.edu
Program Evaluator & Trainer: Rebecca Schacht, Ph.D. rschacht@umbc.edu
Clinical Training Specialist: Amber Norwood, Ph.D. norwood3@umbc.edu
Center Specialists: Cate Corno, M.A. ccorno1@umbc.edu
  Meagan Graydon, M.A. mgraydo1@umbc.edu
  Daniel Knoblach, M.A. kdan1@umbc.edu
  Aliya Webermann, M.A. aliyaw1@umbc.edu
  Alicia Wiprovnick, B.S. awipro1@umbc.edu 

Advisory Board

Edie Anderson, BA, BS, Smoking Cessation Counselor, University of Maryland Health Center

Deb Brown, CEO, American Lung Association of Maryland

Iris Carter, RNC, CHN, Queen Anne's Health Department

Eugenia Connolly, Director, Statewide Projects Office, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Michelle Darling, Director of Training, Maryland Behavioral Heatlh Administration

Rebecca Dineen, M.S., Assistant Commissioner, Maternal & Child Health, Baltimore City Health Department

Kathleen Hoke, J.D., Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy: University of Maryland School of Law

Michaeline Fedder, M.A., Director of Government Relations, Maryland

Marc Fishman, M.D., Medical Director of Mountain Manor Treatment Center

Dora Frank, MS, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner, Digestive Health Center, University of Maryland Medical Center

Sonia Fierro-Luperini, M.D., Chairwoman of Spanish-speaking Health Leaders

Jacquelyn Fried, RDH, MS, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Dental Hygiene, University of Maryland Dental School

Neil Grunberg, Ph.D., Professor of Medical & Clinical Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Mary Beth Klick, Charles County Health Department

George Kolodner, M.D., Medical Director, Kolmac Clinic

Betsy Simon, M.S., CHES, Z-HAP Founding Director, Zeta Healthy Aging Partnership (Z-HAP) at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging

Linda Simoni-Wastila, BSPharm, MSPH, Ph.D, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Georgia L. Stevens, Ph.D., PMHCNS, BC, Geropsychiatric Nurse Coordinator, BMHS & MD MHA

Kristen Tertzakian, Assistant Director, Community Engagement, Truth Initiative