Jeremiah Mock, PhD

Associate Professor
Institute for Health & Aging
+1 415 502-5200

For over 23 years, I have conducted research on health promotion, cancer prevention, environmental health, and reducing tobacco use in California and throughout Asia. I have a strong commitment to community engagement and action-oriented research. Most of my research has been collaborative working within multiethnic multidisciplinary teams. I have been an investigator on 10 large-scale cancer prevention and tobacco control studies funded by NIH and the CDC, three of which were community-based participatory research (CBPR) cancer prevention studies working in partnership with Asian immigrant communities in California. Recently, I have been examining cultural patterns shaping how our environment is continually polluted with toxic tobacco product waste, including JUUL waste in high schools.

My teaching experience includes undergraduate courses on critical studies of globalization, measurement of poverty and inequality, gender and development, and macroeconomics and microeconomics. I have also taught graduate courses on global health, poverty and health, and public health project planning, and research design mainly for community health nursing students.

My work has taken me throughout the world to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Syria. I have conducted trainings on health anthropology and evaluation research for the Ministries of Public Health in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, for Osaka Prefecture Department of Public Health, and for the WHO Kobe Health Development Research Center. I have a strong command of Thai language and I am conversant in Japanese. I am also nearly fluent in Spanish and
Brazilian Portuguese.


Secondhand smoke point-source exposures assessed by particulate matter at two popular public beaches in Thailand.

Journal of public health (Oxford, England)

Kungskulniti N, Charoenca N, Mock J, Hamann SL

Cigarette Waste in Popular Beaches in Thailand: High Densities that Demand Environmental Action.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Kungskulniti N, Charoenca N, Hamann SL, Pitayarangsarit S, Mock J

How Thailand's greater convergence created sustainable funding for emerging health priorities caused by globalization.

Global health action

Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N, Mock J, Hamann S, Vathesatogkit P

Culture, acculturation and smoking use in Hmong, Khmer, Laotians, and Vietnamese communities in Minnesota.

BMC public health

Burgess DJ, Mock J, Schillo BA, Saul JE, Phan T, Chhith Y, Alesci N, Foldes SS

Determining the burden of secondhand smoke exposure on the respiratory health of Thai children.

Tobacco induced diseases

Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N, Tipayamongkholgul M, Sujirarat D, Lohchindarat S, Mock J, Hamann SL

Success counteracting tobacco company interference in Thailand: an example of FCTC implementation for low- and middle-income countries.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Charoenca N, Mock J, Kungskulniti N, Preechawong S, Kojetin N, Hamann SL

Building tobacco control research in Thailand: meeting the need for innovative change in Asia.

Health research policy and systems

Hamann SL, Mock J, Hense S, Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N

A pleasure among friends: how narghile (waterpipe) smoking differs from cigarette smoking in Syria.

Tobacco control

Hammal F, Mock J, Ward KD, Eissenberg T, Maziak W

Effective lay health worker outreach and media-based education for promoting cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women.

American journal of public health

Mock J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Wong C, Doan H, Lai KQ, Nguyen KH, Nguyen TT, Bui-Tong N

Papanicolaou testing among Vietnamese Americans: results of a multifaceted intervention.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Wong C, Lai KQ, Lam H, Mock J, Luong TN, Bui-Tong N, Ha-Iaconis T

The tobacco epidemic in Syria.

Tobacco control

Ward KD, Eissenberg T, Rastam S, Asfar T, Mzayek F, Fouad MF, Hammal F, Mock J, Maziak W

Mapping the health and environmental situation in informal zones in Aleppo, Syria: report from the Aleppo household survey.

International archives of occupational and environmental health

Maziak W, Ward KD, Mzayek F, Rastam S, Bachir ME, Fouad MF, Hammal F, Asfar T, Mock J, Nuwayhid I, Frumkin H, Grimsley F, Chibli M

Qualitative research: contributions to the study of drug use, drug abuse, and drug use(r)-related interventions.

Substance use & misuse

Nichter M, Quintero G, Nichter M, Mock J, Shakib S

Exploring the cultural context of tobacco use: a transdisciplinary framework.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Unger JB, Cruz T, Shakib S, Mock J, Shields A, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Palmer P, Cruz JD, Edsall E, Gritz ER, Glynn T, Johnson CA

Encouraging Vietnamese-American women to obtain Pap tests through lay health worker outreach and media education.

Journal of general internal medicine

Lam TK, McPhee SJ, Mock J, Wong C, Doan HT, Nguyen T, Lai KQ, Ha-Iaconis T, Luong TN

The absence of cancer prevention for the Thai population in the U.S.

Asian American and Pacific Islander journal of health

Wannasuntad S, May S, Mock J

Successful promotion of hepatitis B vaccinations among Vietnamese-American children ages 3 to 18: results of a controlled trial.


McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Euler GL, Mock J, Wong C, Lam T, Nguyen W, Nguyen S, Huynh Ha MQ, Do ST, Buu C

Predictors of cervical Pap smear screening awareness, intention, and receipt among Vietnamese-American women.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Lam T, Mock J

Community-level determinants of child growth in an Indonesian tea plantation.

European journal of clinical nutrition

Paknawin-Mock J, Jarvis L, Jahari AB, Husaini MA, Pollitt E