Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill


The initiative to have the Massachusetts Medicaid system include Zyban in their formulary for smoking cessation as a drug intervention therapy is a collaborative with the Worcester Healthcare Outreach and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Research through relevant literature and contact with professionals in the medical discipline showed data that permitted a proposal for a study to directly link Zyban to cost savings. Access to drug cessation therapies can provide general improvement in health as well as save costs for the state.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology