Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Tobacco Treatment Specialist

*Have a group interested in TTS training? Private training sessions available to groups of 11 or more. Contact Dr. Jamie McConaha for details.*

The Duquesne University Tobacco Treatment Specialist program is a training program that certifies an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals as Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS). A TTS is a professional who possesses the skills, knowledge, and training to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for tobacco dependence across a range of intensities and in a variety of settings including but not limited to hospitals, community health centers, HMOs, medical and dental practices, educational settings, social service agencies, tobacco treatment centers, telephone quitlines, and mental health centers. The TTS may engage not only in providing treatment but also in educating others (professionals and patients) about tobacco dependence treatments.

This training program is nationally accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTP). It is an intensive course taught through self-paced online modules focusing on the skills needed to effectively treat tobacco dependence, culminating in a one-day live skills training held on campus. Through the expertise of the course faculty, participants will be guided in using the skills of motivational interviewing, medication management, and other evidence-based strategies to support effective tobacco treatment.


Jamie McConaha, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP, CTTS, CDE
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Chris O'Neil, B.S. Pharm, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, FCCP
Assistant Dean of Curricular Development & Interprofessional Education

Elizabeth Bunk, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care


Student: $445
Preceptor/Alumni: $505
Nonprofit: $400
Other Healthcare Practioner: $625

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Upcoming Training Dates:

Monday, July 20, 2020