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Fellowship Program
The center offers a broad interdisciplinary postdoctoral training program to prepare individuals to become academic leaders in tobacco control.
Our Faculty
The Center's 68 faculty are spread across 15 departments and four schools at UCSF.
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The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for over 70 faculty in 15 departments and all four schools at UCSF.

It is part of the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and its membership is congruent with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tobacco Control Program. The Center is also a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control.

Our vision: A tobacco free world, saving one billion lives this century

Our mission:  

  • We perform cutting edge research that is critical for policies and programs to end the tobacco epidemic.  
  • We are the leading scientific voice speaking against those who seek to enrich themselves and undermine science at the expense of human lives.  
  • We support the next generation of tobacco research leaders, amplify the voices of diverse communities, and inspire policymakers to take bold action.
  • We carry out our work through rigorous and relevant research that reaches policymakers and the public.


Learn about our collaborations and resources.


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From Our Blog

Greetings and Happy New Year everyone!

We are very happy to announce a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) resulting in a new acquisition of roughly 4 million internal documents from the State of North Carolina’s $40 million settlement with electronic cigarette maker JUUL Labs: