People

The Center faculty come from all four UCSF schools and conduct research and teaching in every aspect of tobacco control, from efforts by the tobacco industry to manipulate international politics to the molecular biology of nicotine addiction.

 

Carolyn Calfee, MD, MAS

Professor
Medicine

Research focuses on the effects of active and passive smoking on susceptibility to acute lung injury, a major cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients. In addition, she is interested in the use of biomarkers to measure cigarette smoke exposure.

Timothy Carmody, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry

Dr. Carmody's work focuses on the treatment of nicotine dependence in adult chronic smokers. Dr. Carmody has several professional interests in the field of behavioral medicine, including treatment of nicotine dependence, chronic pain, behavioral factors in coronary heart disease, and obesity/weight management.  His primary interest is in the treatment of nicotine dependence in adult chronic smokers. 

Janine Cataldo, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor
Physiological Nursing

Dr. Cataldo's research and clinical foci include: older adults’ risk perceptions of conventional, new and emerging  tobacco  products, and e- cigarettes, how these perceptions are affected by pro- and anti-tobacco messages; the impact of tobacco industry activities on older smokers and geriatric science; lung cancer stigma, symptom burden, and quality of life; and use of virtual worlds as an mHealth intervention to decrease lung cancer stigma and improve patient-clinician communication. Dr.

Benjamin Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

The overarching goal of our team’s epidemiologic research program is to understand how various behaviors, biological attributes, and social circumstances influence health and disease distributions, often inequitably, across populations. Application of such knowledge aims to inform future public health practices, health policies, and clinical guidelines that elevate the health of patients and vulnerable communities, both locally and worldwide.

Jing Cheng, MD, MS, PhD

Professor
Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

Dr. Cheng is Professor of Biostatistics within the UCSF Division of Oral Epidemiology & Dental Public Health and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a faculty member in the UCSF Center to Address Disparities in Oral Health (CAN DO), Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS), Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Clinical & Transnational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Cheng is a well-known biostatistician and 2019 Chair-Elected of the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Epidemiology. Dr.

Robin Corelli, PharmD

Professor
Clinical Pharmacy

Primary interest in tobacco cessation education and training. Dr. Corelli has co-coordinated, with other Tobacco Center members (Drs. Hudmon and Kroon), a comprehensive tobacco cessation training program, Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation, for students in the health professions.

Eric Crosbie, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Cardiovascular Research Inst

Eric Crosbie recently received his PhD in Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

Kevin Delucchi, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry

Dr. Delucchi is a quantitative expert specializing in psycho-social research. Dr. Delucchi's work focuses on statistical methods for analysis of quantitative data including clinical trials of treatments for smoking cessation. He has collaborated with numerous investigators on nicotine-related research and is a member of an NIH Study Section.

Arthur Durazo, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Cardiovascular Research Inst

Arthur (Arturo) Durazo is a health psychologist with an emphasis on behavioral medicine, eHealth/mHealth interventions, and health equity. His research focuses on psychosocial factors that promote protective behaviors among those with disproportionate burdens of illness associated with membership in low socioeconomic and ethnic minority groups.

Jennifer Fung, PhD

Asst Professor In Residence
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Stuart Gansky, MS, DrPH

Professor
Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

My research concentrates on oral health research, health disparities research, applied statistical analyses and related method­ological issues. Balancing these components is essential to successful and practical oral epidemiology research. Methodological examination helps ground health research and build convincing argu­ments, while collaborative health research generates opportunities for innovative statistical practice and provides challenges for developing ways to solve real world problems

Peter Ganz

Chief, Cardiology/SFGH
Medicine

Dr. Ganz is the Chief of Cardiology and the Director of the Center of Excellence in Vascular Research at the San Francisco General Hospital. He is the Maurice Eliaser Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ganz has been a pioneer and a leader in translational vascular research. He has focused on understanding key elements of human atherosclerosis including the pathobiology of the human endothelium, the biology of vascular nitric oxide, systemic and vascular inflammatory responses and atherosclerotic plaque instability.

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