Dr. Barone is the Dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing and a licensed advanced practice nurse. She has served on the faculty of the College of Nursing for 20 years. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Barone has long championed the treatment of tobacco use and dependence in health care settings. She has also participated in Summer Institutes for Tobacco Control Practices sponsored by Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Sciences and teaches a graduate level course in tobacco cessation. Dr. Barone was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Board in 2008. Dr. Barone’s interest in tobacco prevention and cessation includes educating all health care providers, counseling patients in her nursing practice, and conducting research on how best to assist patients with quitting tobacco use.