Pamela Ling, MD

Professor
Medicine
+1 415 514-8627

Dr. Ling studies tobacco industry marketing strategies targeting young adults, women, and other high risk population, and new smokeless and novel tobacco product marketing strategies.  She also studies how to use tobacco industry marketing strategies to improve tobacco control programs. Pamela Ling is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she conducts research on tobacco, media, and social marketing to young people.  Her work includes analyses of thousands of previously secret tobacco industry documents detailing marketing strategies targeting young adults, and translating the lessons learned to improve tobacco control efforts.  Dr. Ling has special interest in young adult smoking patterns and counter-engineering tobacco industry marketing, the global proliferation of U.S. tobacco marketing strategies, marketing to women, smokeless and novel tobacco marketing including e-cigarettes, and using market research to guide clinical and public health interventions.  Dr. Ling’s clinical work is in general internal medicine; she has special interest in caring for underserved urban populations.

Publications: 

Real-time predictors of smoking among sexual minority and heterosexual young adults: An ecological momentary assessment study.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Nguyen N, McQuoid J, Ramo D, Holmes LM, Ling PM, Thrul J

IQOS labelling will mislead consumers.

Tobacco control

McKelvey K, Popova L, Kim M, Lempert LK, Chaffee BW, Vijayaraghavan M, Ling P, Halpern-Felsher B

An Exploration of Smoking-to-Vaping Transition Attempts Using a "Smart" Electronic Nicotine Delivery System.

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

Blank ML, Hoek J, George M, Gendall P, Conner TS, Thrul J, Ling PM, Langlotz T

A Randomized Controlled Evaluation of the Tobacco Status Project, a Facebook Intervention for Young Adults.

Addiction (Abingdon, England)

Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Hall S, Ling PM, Belohlavek A, Prochaska JJ

Voluntary Smoke-Free Measures Among Oklahoma Nightlife Owners: Barriers and Facilitators.

Health promotion practice

Benowitz-Fredericks C, McQuoid J, Sheon N, Olson S, Ling PM

Dual use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and smoked tobacco: a qualitative analysis.

Tobacco control

Robertson L, Hoek J, Blank ML, Richards R, Ling P, Popova L

Effects of e-Cigarette Advertisements on Adolescents' Perceptions of Cigarettes.

Health communication

Kim M, Popova L, Halpern-Felsher B, Ling PM

Taking Stock of Tobacco Control Program and Policy Science and Impact in the United States.

Journal of addictive behaviors and therapy

Farrelly MC, Chaloupka FJ, Berg CJ, Emery SL, Henriksen L, Ling P, Leischow SJ, Luke DA, Kegler MC, Zhu SH, Ginexi EM

Bars, Nightclubs, and Cancer Prevention: New Approaches to Reduce Young Adult Cigarette Smoking.

American journal of preventive medicine

Ling PM, Holmes LM, Jordan JW, Lisha NE, Bibbins-Domingo K

Origins of Cancer Disparities in Young Adults: Logic Models to Guide Research.

American journal of preventive medicine

Hiatt RA, Handley MA, Ling PM, Burchard E, Thakur N, Bibbins-Domingo K

Reducing Cancer and Cancer Disparities: Lessons From a Youth-Generated Diabetes Prevention Campaign.

American journal of preventive medicine

Schillinger D, Ling PM, Fine S, Boyer CB, Rogers E, Vargas RA, Bibbins-Domingo K, Chou WS

The Pharmaceuticalization of the Tobacco Industry.

Annals of internal medicine

Hendlin YH, Elias J, Ling PM

Psychometric evaluation of an abbreviated version of the intragroup marginalization inventory.

Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse

Llamas J, Holmes LM, Lisha NE, Ling PM

Perceived harms and benefits of tobacco, marijuana, and electronic vaporizers among young adults in Colorado: implications for health education and research.

Addiction (Abingdon, England)

Popova L, McDonald EA, Sidhu S, Barry R, Richers Maruyama TA, Sheon NM, Ling PM

Other Tobacco Product Use Among Sexual Minority Young Adult Bar Patrons.

American journal of preventive medicine

Fallin-Bennett A, Lisha NE, Ling PM

Smoke-Free Laws and Hazardous Drinking: A Cross-Sectional Study among U.S. Adults.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Jiang N, Gonzalez M, Ling PM, Young-Wolff KC, Glantz SA

Don't throw smokeless tobacco users under the bus.

Addictive behaviors

Elias J, Hendlin Y, Chaffee BW, Ling PM

Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products?

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Popova L, So J, Sangalang A, Neilands TB, Ling PM

Kostygina et al. Respond.

American journal of public health

Kostygina G, England L, Ling PM

Adolescents' attitudes towards e-cigarette ingredients, safety, addictive properties, social norms, and regulation.

Preventive medicine

Gorukanti A, Delucchi K, Ling P, Fisher-Travis R, Halpern-Felsher B

A Pilot Study of Retail 'Vape Shops' in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tobacco prevention & cessation

Burbank AD, Thrul J, Ling PM

Tobacco Marketing Receptivity and Other Tobacco Product Use Among Young Adult Bar Patrons.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Thrul J, Lisha NE, Ling PM

Evaluation of Bar and Nightclub Intervention to Decrease Young Adult Smoking in New Mexico.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Kalkhoran S, Lisha NE, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM

Phantom smoking among young adult bar patrons.

Tobacco control

Guillory J, Lisha N, Lee YO, Ling PM

The Social Prioritization Index and Tobacco Use Among Young Adult Bar Patrons.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Lisha NE, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Holmes LM, Ling PM

Multiple tobacco product use among young adult bar patrons in New Mexico.

Preventive medicine

Kalkhoran S, Padilla JL, Neilands TB, Ling PM

Testing antismoking messages for Air Force trainees.

Tobacco control

Popova L, Linde BD, Bursac Z, Talcott GW, Modayil MV, Little MA, Ling PM, Glantz SA, Klesges RC

Social Branding to Decrease Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Young Adult Smoking.

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

Fallin A, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM

Loose Cigarette Purchasing and Nondaily Smoking Among Young Adult Bar Patrons in New York City.

American journal of public health

Guillory J, Johns M, Farley SM, Ling PM

Dual use of smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes with cigarettes and cessation.

American journal of health behavior

Kalkhoran S, Grana RA, Neilands TB, Ling PM

Wreaking "havoc" on smoking: social branding to reach young adult "partiers" in Oklahoma.

American journal of preventive medicine

Fallin A, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Hong JS, Ling PM

Prevalence and Correlates of Social Smoking in Young Adults: Comparisons of Behavioral and Self-Identified Definitions.

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

Lisha NE, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Ramo DE

A content analysis of electronic cigarette manufacturer websites in China.

Tobacco control

Yao T, Jiang N, Grana R, Ling PM, Glantz SA

Electronic cigarettes. Cardiology patient page.

Circulation

Grana RA, Ling PM, Benowitz N, Glantz S

A longitudinal analysis of electronic cigarette use and smoking cessation.

JAMA internal medicine

Grana RA, Popova L, Ling PM

Smokeless Tobacco Risk Comparison and Other Debate Messages in the News.

Health behavior and policy review

Wackowski OA, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD, Ling PM

Dual tobacco user subtypes in the U.S. Air Force: dependence, attitudes, and other correlates of use.

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

Kram Y, Klesges RC, Ebbert JO, Talcott W, Neilands TB, Ling PM

"Smoking revolution": a content analysis of electronic cigarette retail websites.

American journal of preventive medicine

Grana RA, Ling PM

Social branding to decrease smoking among young adults in bars.

American journal of public health

Ling PM, Lee YO, Hong J, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Glantz SA

Tobacco industry marketing to low socioeconomic status women in the U.S.A.

Tobacco control

Brown-Johnson CG, England LJ, Glantz SA, Ling PM

A qualitative study of smokers' responses to messages discouraging dual tobacco product use.

Health education research

Popova L, Kostygina G, Sheon NM, Ling PM

Understanding tobacco-related attitudes among college and noncollege young adult hookah and cigarette users.

Journal of American college health : J of ACH

Lee YO, Bahreinifar S, Ling PM

Secondhand smoke exposure among young adult sexual minority bar and nightclub patrons.

American journal of public health

Fallin A, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM

Perceptions of relative risk of snus and cigarettes among US smokers.

American journal of public health

Popova L, Ling PM

Secondhand smoke exposure and smoking behavior among young adult bar patrons.

American journal of public health

Kalkhoran S, Neilands TB, Ling PM

Using peer crowds to segment Black youth for smoking intervention.

Health promotion practice

Lee YO, Jordan JW, Djakaria M, Ling PM

Alternative tobacco product use and smoking cessation: a national study.

American journal of public health

Popova L, Ling PM

A content analysis of smokeless tobacco coverage in U.S. newspapers and news wires.

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

Wackowski OA, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD, Ling PM

Extending the health benefits of clean indoor air policies.

Archives of internal medicine

Kalkhoran S, Ling PM

Examining market trends in the United States smokeless tobacco use: 2005-2011.

Tobacco control

Delnevo CD, Wackowski OA, Giovenco DP, Manderski MT, Hrywna M, Ling PM

Smoking frequency among current college student smokers: distinguishing characteristics and factors related to readiness to quit smoking.

Health education research

Berg CJ, Ling PM, Hayes RB, Berg E, Nollen N, Nehl E, Choi WS, Ahluwalia JS

Social and cultural influences on tobacco-related health disparities among South Asians in the USA.

Tobacco control

Mukherjea A, Morgan PA, Snowden LR, Ling PM, Ivey SL

Electronic nicotine delivery systems in the hands of Hollywood.

Tobacco control

Grana RA, Glantz SA, Ling PM

Misleading conclusions from Altria researchers about population health effects of dual use.

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

Glantz SA, Ling PM

Using Market Research to Characterize College Students and Identify Potential Targets for Influencing Health Behaviors.

Social marketing quarterly

Berg CJ, Ling PM, Guo H, Windle M, Thomas JL, Ahluwalia JS, An LC

Health effects of light and intermittent smoking: a review.

Circulation

Schane RE, Ling PM, Glantz SA

Branding the rodeo: a case study of tobacco sports sponsorship.

American journal of public health

Ling PM, Haber LA, Wedl S

Nondaily and social smoking: an increasingly prevalent pattern.

Archives of internal medicine

Schane RE, Glantz SA, Ling PM

Social smoking implications for public health, clinical practice, and intervention research.

American journal of preventive medicine

Schane RE, Glantz SA, Ling PM

Tobacco industry lifestyle magazines targeted to young adults.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Cortese DK, Lewis MJ, Ling PM

Young adult smoking behavior: a national survey.

American journal of preventive medicine

Ling PM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA

Meanings & motives. Experts debating tobacco addiction.

American journal of public health

Mars SG, Ling PM

How tobacco protects you against the flu.

Tobacco control

Schneider NK, Ling PM

Tobacco industry targeting youth in Argentina.

Tobacco control

Braun S, Mejia R, Ling PM, Pérez-Stable EJ

A common pathway toward women's health.

Global public health

Chibber KS, Kaplan RL, Padian NS, Anderson SJ, Ling PM, Acharya N, Van Dyke C, Krishnan S

Smoking in movies and increased smoking among young adults.

American journal of preventive medicine

Song AV, Ling PM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA

Psychographic segments based on attitudes about smoking and lifestyle among Vietnamese-American adolescents.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Ling PM, Neilands TB, Nguyen TT, Kaplan CP

The effect of support for action against the tobacco industry on smoking among young adults.

American journal of public health

Ling PM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA

Emotions for sale: cigarette advertising and women's psychosocial needs.

Tobacco control

Anderson SJ, Glantz SA, Ling PM

Nicotine addiction, young adults, and smoke-free bars.

Drug and alcohol review

Ling PM, Glantz SA

Smooth moves: bar and nightclub tobacco promotions that target young adults.

American journal of public health

Sepe E, Ling PM, Glantz SA