Dr Dolly Baliunas


Dr Dolly Baliunas
NameDr Dolly Baliunas
Email Addressdolly.baliunas@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Public Health)
QualificationsBSc Western Ontario, MSc Toronto, PhD Toronto
DepartmentSchool of Health and Medical Sciences
AffiliationsCentre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5685-0715
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BSc
Western Ontario
2000
MSc
Toronto
2004
PhD
Toronto
2011

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
A multi-method study to evaluate the association of green and blue spaces with loneliness and physical activity.Associate SupervisorDoctoral2024

Incidence of chronic disease following smoking cessation treatment: A matched cohort study using linked administrative healthcare data in Ontario, Canada

Baliunas, Dolly, Voci, Sabrina, Selby, Peter, de Oliveira, Claire, Kurdyak, Paul, Rosella, Laura, Zawertailo, Laurie, Fu, Longdi and Sutradhar, Rinku. 2023. "Incidence of chronic disease following smoking cessation treatment: A matched cohort study using linked administrative healthcare data in Ontario, Canada." PLoS One. 18 (7). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0288759

Publicly subsidised smoking cessation medicines in times of COVID-19 in Australia: An interrupted time series analysis

Baliunas, Dolly, Gartner, Coral, Hollingworth, Samantha A., Sullivan, Clair, Comans, Tracy and Pole, Jason D.. 2023. "Publicly subsidised smoking cessation medicines in times of COVID-19 in Australia: An interrupted time series analysis." Drug and Alcohol Review. 42 (1), pp. 225-232. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13557

Primary care-based smoking cessation treatment and subsequent healthcare service utilisation: a matched cohort study of smokers using linked administrative healthcare data

Baliunas, Dolly, Selby, Peter, de Oliveira, Claire, Kurdyak, Paul, Rosella, Laura, Zawertailo, Laurie, Fu, Longdi and Sutradhar, Rinku. 2023. "Primary care-based smoking cessation treatment and subsequent healthcare service utilisation: a matched cohort study of smokers using linked administrative healthcare data." Tobacco Control. 32 (1), pp. 72-79. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056522

Association Between Smoking Cessation Treatment and Healthcare Costs in a Single-Payer Public Healthcare System

Baliunas, Dolly, Voci, Sabrina, de Oliveira, Claire, Selby, Peter, Kurdyak, Paul, Rosella, Laura, Zawertailo, Laurie, Fu, Longdi and Sutradhar, Rinku. 2023. "Association Between Smoking Cessation Treatment and Healthcare Costs in a Single-Payer Public Healthcare System." Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 25 (1), pp. 86-93. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntac166

Immediate and Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on Chlamydia Treatment in Australia

Engstrom, Teyl, Baliunas, Dolly, Smith, Angela, Dean, Judith A. and Pole, Jason D.. 2023. "Immediate and Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on Chlamydia Treatment in Australia." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 50 (6), pp. 363-369. https://doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001785

Toilet Paper, Minced Meat and Diabetes Medicines: Australian Panic Buying Induced by COVID-19

Engstrom, Teyl, Baliunas, Dolly O., Sly, Benjamin P., Russell, Anthony W., Donovan, Peter J., Krausse, Heike K., Sullivan, Clair M. and Pole, Jason D. Pole. 2021. "Toilet Paper, Minced Meat and Diabetes Medicines: Australian Panic Buying Induced by COVID-19." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (13). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18136954

Performance Change in Treating Tobacco Addiction: An Online, Interprofessional, Facilitated Continuing Education Course (TEACH) Evaluation at Moore's Level 5

Ivanova, Anna, Baliunas, Dolly, Ahad, Sheleza, Tanzini, Elise, Dragonetti, Rosa, Fahim, Myra and Selby, Peter. 2021. "Performance Change in Treating Tobacco Addiction: An Online, Interprofessional, Facilitated Continuing Education Course (TEACH) Evaluation at Moore's Level 5." Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 41 (1), pp. 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000328

The effectiveness of generic emails versus a remote knowledge broker to integrate mood management into a smoking cessation programme in team-based primary care: a cluster randomised trial

Minian, Nadia, Ahad, Sheleza, Ivanova, Anna, Veldhuizen, Scott, Zawertailo, Laurie, Ravindran, Arun, de Oliveira, Claire, Baliunas, Dolly, Mulder, Carol, Bolbocean, Corneliu and Selby, Peter. 2021. "The effectiveness of generic emails versus a remote knowledge broker to integrate mood management into a smoking cessation programme in team-based primary care: a cluster randomised trial." Implementation Science. 16 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-021-01091-6

Integrating a brief alcohol intervention with tobacco addiction treatment in primary care: qualitative study of health care practitioner perceptions

Minian, Nadia, Noormohamed, Aliya, Lingam, Mathangee, Zawertailo, Laurie, Le Foll, Bernard, Rehm, Jürgen, Giesbrecht, Norman, Samokhvalov, Andriy V., Baliunas, Dolly and Selby, Peter. 2021. "Integrating a brief alcohol intervention with tobacco addiction treatment in primary care: qualitative study of health care practitioner perceptions." Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. 16 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-021-00225-x

Impact of comprehensive smoking cessation training of practitioners on patients' 6-month quit outcome

Baliunas, Dolly, Ivanova, Anna, Tanzini, Elise, Dragonetti, Rosa and Selby, Peter. 2020. "Impact of comprehensive smoking cessation training of practitioners on patients' 6-month quit outcome." Canadian Journal of Public Health. 111 (5), pp. 766-774. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-020-00318-1

Variability in patient sociodemographics, clinical characteristics, and healthcare service utilization among 107,302 treatment seeking smokers in Ontario: A cross-sectional comparison

Baliunas, Dolly, Zawertailo, Laurie, Voci, Sabrina, Gatov, Evgenia, Bondy, Susan J., Fu, Longdi and Selby, Peter. 2020. "Variability in patient sociodemographics, clinical characteristics, and healthcare service utilization among 107,302 treatment seeking smokers in Ontario: A cross-sectional comparison." PLoS One. 15 (7). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235709

Computerized Clinical Decision Support System for Prompting Brief Alcohol Interventions with Treatment Seeking Smokers: A Sex-Based Secondary Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Trial

Minian, Nadia, Ivanova, Anna, Voci, Sabrina, Veldhuizen, Scott, Zawertailo, Laurie, Baliunas, Dolly, Noormohamed, Aliya, Giesbrecht, Norman and Selby, Peter. 2020. "Computerized Clinical Decision Support System for Prompting Brief Alcohol Interventions with Treatment Seeking Smokers: A Sex-Based Secondary Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Trial." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17031024

Tailored Web-Based Smoking Interventions and Reduced Attrition: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Shah, Amika, Chaiton, Michael, Baliunas, Dolly and Schwartz, Robert. 2020. "Tailored Web-Based Smoking Interventions and Reduced Attrition: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Journal of Medical Internet Research. 22 (10). https://doi.org/10.2196/16255

Is cannabis use associated with tobacco cessation outcome? An observational cohort study in primary care

Voci, Sabrina, Zawertailo, Laurie, Baliunas, Dolly, Masood, Zara and Selby, Peter. 2020. "Is cannabis use associated with tobacco cessation outcome? An observational cohort study in primary care." Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107756

Predisposing and protective factors influencing suicide ideation, attempt, and death in patients accessing substance use treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Espinet, S., Corrin, T., Baliunas, D., Quilty, L., Zawertailo, L., Rizvi, S. J., deRuiter, W., Bonato, S., De Luca, V., Kennedy, S. and Selby, P.. 2019. "Predisposing and protective factors influencing suicide ideation, attempt, and death in patients accessing substance use treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol." Systematic Reviews. 8 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1028-2

The effect of a clinical decision support system on prompting an intervention for risky alcohol use in a primary care smoking cessation program: a cluster randomized trial

Minian, Nadia, Baliunas, Dolly, Noormohamed, Aliya, Zawertailo, Laurie, Giesbrecht, Norman, Hendershot, Christian S., Le Foll, Bernard, Rehm, Jürgen, Samokhvalov, Andriy V. and Selby, Peter. 2019. "The effect of a clinical decision support system on prompting an intervention for risky alcohol use in a primary care smoking cessation program: a cluster randomized trial." Implementation Science. 14 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-019-0935-x

Tailored Versus Generic Knowledge Brokering to Integrate Mood Management Into Smoking Cessation Interventions in Primary Care Settings: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Minian, Nadia, Noormohamed, Aliya, Baliunas, Dolly, Zawertailo, Laurie, Mulder, Carol, Ravindran, Arun, de Oliveira, Claire and Selby, Peter. 2018. "Tailored Versus Generic Knowledge Brokering to Integrate Mood Management Into Smoking Cessation Interventions in Primary Care Settings: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial." JMIR Res Protoc. 7 (4), p. e111. https://doi.org/10.2196/resprot.9715

A method for co-creation of an evidence-based patient workbook to address alcohol use when quitting smoking in primary care: a case study

Minian, Nadia, Noormohamed, Aliya, Zawertailo, Laurie, Baliunas, Dolly, Giesbrecht, Norman, Le Foll, Bernard, Rehm, Jürgen, Samokhvalov, Andriy and Selby, Peter. 2018. "A method for co-creation of an evidence-based patient workbook to address alcohol use when quitting smoking in primary care: a case study." Research Involvement and Engagement. 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-018-0086-2

Public health impact of a novel smoking cessation outreach program in Ontario, Canada

Selby, Peter, Voci, Sabrina, Zawertailo, Laurie, Baliunas, Dolly, Dragonetti, Rosa and Hussain, S.. 2018. "Public health impact of a novel smoking cessation outreach program in Ontario, Canada." BMC Public Health. 18 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6012-6

Combining alcohol interventions with tobacco addictions treatment in primary care-the COMBAT study: a pragmatic cluster randomized trial

Minian, Nadia, Baliunas, Dolly, Zawertailo, Laurie, Noormohamed, Aliya, Giesbrecht, Norman, Hendershot, Christian S., Le Foll, Bernard, Rehm, Jürgen, Samokhvalov, Andriy and Selby, Peter L.. 2017. "Combining alcohol interventions with tobacco addictions treatment in primary care-the COMBAT study: a pragmatic cluster randomized trial." Implementation Science. 12 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-017-0595-7

Concurrent E-Cigarette Use During Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Primary Care Settings: Association With Smoking Cessation at Three and Six Months

Zawertailo, Laurie Z, Pavlov, Dmytro, Ivanova, Anna, Ng, Ginnie, Baliunas, Dolly and Selby, Peter. 2017. "Concurrent E-Cigarette Use During Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Primary Care Settings: Association With Smoking Cessation at Three and Six Months." Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 19 (2), pp. 183-189. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw218

Target quit date timing as a predictor of smoking cessation outcomes

Zawertailo, Laurie, Ragusila, Andra, Voci, Sabrina, Ivanova, Anna, Baliunas, Dolly and Selby, Peter. 2017. "Target quit date timing as a predictor of smoking cessation outcomes." Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 31 (6), pp. 655-663. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000301

Individualized Treatment for Tobacco Dependence in Addictions Treatment Settings: The Role of Current Depressive Symptoms on Outcomes at 3 and 6 Months

Zawertailo, Laurie A., Baliunas, Dolly, Ivanova, Anna and Selby, Peter L.. 2015. "Individualized Treatment for Tobacco Dependence in Addictions Treatment Settings: The Role of Current Depressive Symptoms on Outcomes at 3 and 6 Months." Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 17 (8), pp. 937-45. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntv013

Epidemiological analysis of health situation development in Europe and its causes until 1990

Zatonski, Witold A., Manczuk, Marta, Sulkowska, Urszula, Didkowska, Joanna, Wojciechowska, Urszula, Tarkowski, Wojciech, Przewozniak, Krzysztof, Gumkowski, Jakub, Koncewicz, Kinga, Boffetta, Paolo, Campos, Hannia, LaVecchia, Carlo, Powles, John, Rehm, Jurgen, Willet, Walter, Negri, Eva, Aaro, Leif, Boyle, Peter, Gilmore, Anna, ..., Taylor, Beniamin. 2011. "Epidemiological analysis of health situation development in Europe and its causes until 1990." Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. 18 (2), pp. 194-202.

Alcohol consumption and risk of incident human immunodeficiency virus infection: a meta-analysis

Baliunas, Dolly, Rehm, Jürgen, Irving, Hyacinth and Shuper, Paul. 2010. "Alcohol consumption and risk of incident human immunodeficiency virus infection: a meta-analysis." International Journal of Public Health. 55 (3), pp. 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-009-0095-x

Alcohol consumption and the risk of morbidity and mortality for different stroke types--a systematic review and meta-analysis

Patra, Jayadeep, Taylor, Benjamin, Irving, Hyacinth, Roerecke, Michael, Baliunas, Dolly, Mohapatra, Satya and Rehm, Jürgen. 2010. "Alcohol consumption and the risk of morbidity and mortality for different stroke types--a systematic review and meta-analysis." BMC Public Health. 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-258

The relation between different dimensions of alcohol consumption and burden of disease: an overview

Rehm, Jürgen, Baliunas, Dolly, Borges, Guilherme L. G., Graham, Kathryn, Irving, Hyacinth, Kehoe, Tara, Parry, Charles D., Patra, Jayadeep, Popova, Svetlana, Poznyak, Vladimir, Roerecke, Michael, Room, Robin, Samokhvalov, Andriy V. and Taylor, Benjamin. 2010. "The relation between different dimensions of alcohol consumption and burden of disease: an overview." Addiction. 105 (5), pp. 817-43. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.02899.x

Alcohol as a risk factor for liver cirrhosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Rehm, Jürgen, Taylor, Benjamin, Mohapatra, Satya, Irving, Hyacinth, Baliunas, Dolly, Patra, Jayadeep and Roerecke, Michael. 2010. "Alcohol as a risk factor for liver cirrhosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Drug and Alcohol Review. 29 (4), pp. 437-45. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00153.x

Causal considerations on alcohol and HIV/AIDS--a systematic review

Shuper, Paul A. S, Neuman, Manuela, Kanteres, Fotis, Baliunas, Dolly, Joharchi, Narges and Rehm, Jürgen. 2010. "Causal considerations on alcohol and HIV/AIDS--a systematic review." Alcohol and Alcoholism. 45 (2), pp. 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agp091

Alcohol as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Baliunas, Dolly O., Taylor, Benjamin J., Irving, Hyacinth, Roerecke, Michael, Patra, Jayadeep, Mohapatra, Satya and Rehm, Jürgen. 2009. "Alcohol as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Diabetes Care. 32 (11), pp. 2123-2132. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc09-0227

Undergraduate drinking and academic performance: a prospective investigation with objective measures

Thombs, Dennis L., Olds, R. Scott, Bondy, Susan J., Winchell, Janice, Baliunas, Dolly and Rehm, Jürgen. 2009. "Undergraduate drinking and academic performance: a prospective investigation with objective measures." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 70 (5), pp. 776-785. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2009.70.776

Smoking-attributable mortality and expected years of life lost in Canada 2002: conclusions for prevention and policy

Baliunas, Dolly, Patra, Jayadeep, Rehm, Jürgen, Popova, Svetlana, Kaiserman, Murray and Taylor, Benjamin. 2007. "Smoking-attributable mortality and expected years of life lost in Canada 2002: conclusions for prevention and policy." Chronic Diseases in Canada. 27 (4), pp. 154-162.

Smoking-attributable morbidity: acute care hospital diagnoses and days of treatment in Canada, 2002

Baliunas, Dolly, Patra, Jayadeep, Rehm, Jürgen, Popova, Svetlana and Taylor, Benjamin. 2007. "Smoking-attributable morbidity: acute care hospital diagnoses and days of treatment in Canada, 2002." BMC Public Health. 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-7-247

Substance-attributable Morbidity and Mortality Changes to Canada’s Epidemiological Profile: Measurable Differences Over a Ten-year Period

Patra, Jayadeep, Taylor, Benjamin, Rehm, Jürgen T., Baliunas, Dolly and Popova, Svetlana. 2007. "Substance-attributable Morbidity and Mortality Changes to Canada’s Epidemiological Profile: Measurable Differences Over a Ten-year Period ." Canadian Journal of Public Health. 98 (3), pp. 228-34.

Illegal drug-attributable morbidity in Canada 2002

Popova, Svetlana, Rehm, Jürgen, Patra, Jayadeep, Baliunas, Dolly and Taylor, Benjamin. 2007. "Illegal drug-attributable morbidity in Canada 2002." Drug and Alcohol Review. 26 (3), pp. 251-63. https://doi.org/10.1080/09595230701247673

The costs of alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco in Canada, 2002

Rehm, Jürgen, Gnam, William, Popova, Svetlana, Baliunas, Dolly, Brochu, Serge, Fischer, Benedikt, Patra, Jayadeep, Sarnocinska-Hart, Anna and Taylor, Benjamin. 2007. "The costs of alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco in Canada, 2002." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 68 (6), pp. 886-895. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2007.68.886

Alcohol-attributable morbidity and resulting health care costs in Canada in 2002: recommendations for policy and prevention

Taylor, Benjamin, Rehm, Jürgen, Patra, Jayadeep, Popova, Popova and Baliunas, Dolly. 2007. "Alcohol-attributable morbidity and resulting health care costs in Canada in 2002: recommendations for policy and prevention." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 68 (1), pp. 36-47. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2007.68.36

Illicit opioid use in Canada: comparing social, health, and drug use characteristics of untreated users in five cities (OPICAN study)

Fischer, Benedikt, Rehm, Jürgen, Brissette, Suzanne, Brochu, Serge, Bruneau, Julie, el-Gueb, Nady, Noel, Lina, Tyndall, Mark, Wild, Cameron, Mun, Phil and Baliunas, Dolly. 2005. "Illicit opioid use in Canada: comparing social, health, and drug use characteristics of untreated users in five cities (OPICAN study)." Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 82 (2), pp. 250-66. https://doi.org/10.1093/jurban/jti049

Willing to undergo hepatitis C treatment in a sample of injection drug users in Toronto, Canada

Fischer, B., Vasdev, S., Haydon, E., Baliunas, D. and Rehm, J.. 2005. "Willing to undergo hepatitis C treatment in a sample of injection drug users in Toronto, Canada." La Presse Medicale. 34 (17), pp. 1209-1212. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0755-4982(05)84158-2

Determinants of overdose incidents among illicit opioid users in 5 Canadian cities

Fischer, Benedikt, Brissette, Suzanne, Brochu, Serge, Bruneau, Julie, el-Gueb, Nady, Noel, Lina, Rehm, Jürgen, Tyndall, Mark, Wild, Cameron, Mun, Phil, Haydon, Emma and Baliunas, Dolly. 2004. "Determinants of overdose incidents among illicit opioid users in 5 Canadian cities." CMAJ. 171 (3), pp. 235-239. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.1031416

Primary healthcare provider experience of knowledge brokering interventions for mood management

Minian, Nadia, Saiva, Anika, Ahad, Sheleza, Zawertailo, Laurie, Veldhuizen, Scott, Ravindran, Arun, de Oliveira, Claire, Mulder, Carol, Baliunas, Dolly and Selby, Peter. 2023. "Primary healthcare provider experience of knowledge brokering interventions for mood management ." Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2023.2265136