Thomas Ylioja, MSW, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient Thomas Ylioja, PhD, is a tobacco cessation expert at National Jewish Health. Dr. Ylioja serves as the Clinical Director of Health Initiatives Programs. Assistant Professor Clinical Director, Health Initiatives Programs Health Initiatives Program Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Programs & Services Department of Medicine Smoking Cessation Tobacco Cessation Research Areas Health Behavior Change Health Systems Change Population Health Management Tobacco Dependence Special Interests Thomas Ylioja, PhD, is the Clinical Director for Health Initiatives at National Jewish Health. He is a licensed social worker with years of health care practice and research experience, and expertise working with individuals who use tobacco and other substances. Dr. Ylioja focuses his work with people who have health disparities or who have social disadvantage. Nationally, he collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and state health departments to build strong connections between health systems and the tobacco cessation programs of National Jewish Health. He is a thought leader in the area of youth vaping cessation and led the development of the My Life, My QuitTM program. Operated by National Jewish Health, My Life, My Quit is the first program to offer a comprehensive quitline – including text, online and phone coaching – designed to help youth stop vaping and using other tobacco products. The program has garnered national and international attention, having been included in hundreds of media stories since its launch on July 1, 2019. See More View Publications News & Videos National Jewish Health Hires Thomas Ylioja as Associate Clinical Director of Health Initiatives National Jewish Health Launches Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program to Help with Youth Vaping Epide Education Education 2014 - 2018 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, PhD, Social Work 2010 - 2011 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, MSW Board Certification Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Licensed Social Worker Professional Memberships Society of Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Society for Social Work and Research Council on Social Work Education Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.