Advocate Aurora Health has hired Amy Sorce as a Tobacco Care Manager (TCM) to work on UW-CTRI’s BREATHE 2 study. No study can function if it doesn’t recruit and keep participants and, for the BREATHE 2 Study, that pivotal role is played by TCMs.
BREATHE 2 is a collaboration between UW-CTRI, Advocate Aurora Health, and UW Health. The participating clinics’ electronic health record prompts clinic staff to inform all patients who attend a clinic visit or televisit that someone will be calling in the next few days to talk about their smoking. For patients who don’t opt out, BREATHE 2 TCMs call patients to share options for free help to change their smoking.
This isn’t Sorce’s first UW-CTRI rodeo, having worked at the Milwaukee office on a variety of studies (including Exhale and the original BREATHE).
She returns to the UW-CTRI team after working at Meta House as an Evaluation Specialist. She focused on helping residents with housing, such as people who were homeless or mothers reuniting with their children at their new residence. Meta House has been a champion provider for helping behavioral health patients to quit smoking.
Sorce works primarily from her home in Illinois, driving in for occasional meetings.