Taynara Formagini, MS

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Taynara Formagini, MS

Graduate Research Assistant, PhD student

Phone: 913.588.8556  Email: tformagini@kumc.edu

Taynara Formagini, MS is currently a graduate research assistant working with smoking cessation.  She is originally from Brazil and completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology. In 2012, Taynara was awarded with a scholarship by the  Science Without Borders program of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). She spent one year working at the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center with Dr. Kimber Richter. As part of this exchange she developed a study about interventions for light smokers and attended workshops and seminars on Public Health offered by the University.

Taynara completed her Master’s degree in Psychosocial and Health Processes at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, during which she conducted a research project about the characteristics of light and non-daily smokers in Brazil. She also participated in a year-long project in which she trained health and education professionals to conduct promotion of the prevention of drugs in children and teenagers

She has experience in drug cessation interventions, prevention and promotion and mindfulness when it comes to alcohol and other drugs . She also has experience in tobacco cessation, light smoking intervention, healthcare networks, and mHealth research.

Taynara loves traveling and spending time with her friends and family in Brazil and in the USA.


Formagini TDB, Ervilha RE, Machado NM, Andrade BAB, Gomide HG, Ronzani TM (2017) Review of smartphone applications for smoking cessation available in Portuguese. R, Brazil. Reports in Public Health, Brazil.

Ervilha RR, Andrade BAB, Gomide HG, Machado NM, Formagini TDB, Ronzani TM (2017) Efficacy of Mobile Messages for Smoking Cessation:  A Systematic Review. Psicologia em Estudo, Brazil.

Barros VV, Kozasa EH, Formagini TDB, Ronzani TM (2015). Smokers Show Lower Levels of Psychological Well-Being and Mindfulness than Non-Smokers. Plos One..

Ronzani TM , Costa PH, Cruvinel E, Formagini TDB, Medeiros A (2016) Integration of care to drug users in the health policy and social care: considerations from the psychosocial model of analysis and intervention, in “Vulnerabilities and Drug Use”. CRR-UFMG.

Formagini  TDB, Machado, NM, Richter, KP., Ronzani, TM (2015) Smoking cessation intervention in light and intermittent smokers: a systematic review. Psicologia em Estudo, Brazil.

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