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.

 

Julia Mcquoid, PhD

Postdoc Scholar
Cardiovascular Research Inst

I am a health geographer interested in qualitative and mixed methods approaches to understanding relationships between people’s everyday environments and behaviors related to health and wellbeing. During my fellowship at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF, I am researching place-embedded social practices of smoking within marginalized groups, such as young LGBTQI adults, in order to better understand the persistence of smoking within these groups and inform the design and effectiveness of tobacco control efforts.

Dieter Meyerhoff, PhD

Professor
Radiology

Dieter Meyerhoff, PhD, is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco and at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is also Co-Director of the Treatment Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Meyerhoff completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Westphälische Wilhelms Universität in Münster, Germany, and he obtained his PhD in Chemistry at Westphälische Wilhelms Universität, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley Department of Chemistry.

Farzad Moazed, MD

Assistant Professor
Medicine

Ricardo Munoz, PhD

SENATE EMERITUS (WOS)

Nhung Nguyen, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Cardiovascular Research Inst

Nhung Nguyen received her PhD in Epidemiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, and her BS in Pharmacy from Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Vietnam. Her dissertation was among the first to examine smoking prevalence, nicotine dependence, and related factors among HIV-positive people in Vietnam. Her research interests include application of technology and data science in smoking cessation intervention among smokers with polysubstance use, and in smoking prevention among youth and young adults. 

Tung Nguyen, MD

Professor
Medicine

Dr. Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A general internist with a large panel of Asian American patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medical students and residents about medicine, health disparities, and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

Daniel Orenstein, JD, MPH

Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute for Health Policy Studies

Daniel G. Orenstein, JD, MPH, received a law degree from Arizona State University (2011), an MPH in Health Policy from Harvard (2016), and a BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Arizona (2005).  Following law school, Dan served as Deputy Director of the Network for Public Health Law in the Western Region, providing technical assistance on a wide variety of public health legal issues.

Danielle Ramo-Larios, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychiatry

Dr. Danielle Ramo is Associate Professor in Residence and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF. She directs the Research on Addictions and Digital Interventions lab (readi.ucsf.edu), and co-directs the Psychiatry Digital Health Core (http://psychdhc.ucsf.edu). Her research program focuses on using digital media to understand and address risky drug and alcohol use. Dr.

Rita Redberg, MD, MS

Professor
Medicine

Dr. Rita Redberg is a cardiologist, and directs women’s cardiovascular services and the UCSF Flight Attendant Clinic. Her research interests are in the effects of secondhand smoke and other work related conditions (radiation) on flight attendants, as well as in technology assessment and preventive cardiology. Rita Redberg is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the UCSF School of Medicine and is also Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Services. She is the Editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Mark Rubinstein, MD

Professor
Pediatrics

My research program centers on the development of nicotine dependence in adolescents and young adults. My primary research interest is investigating factors which mediate nicotine addiction in adolescence.  If we can understand the pathways to addiction, it may be possible to find ways to prevent nicotine addiction before it occurs. My current projects focus on electronic cigarette (e-cig) use and the co-use of tobacco and cannabis in adolescents.

Sujatha Sankaran, MD

Associate Professor
Medicine

Sujatha Sankaran is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Hospital Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and subsequently completed her training in Internal Medicine at the Georgetown Universty/Washington Hospital Center program in June 2005. She then worked as an Academic Hospitalist at Columbia University in New York City, where she was actively involved in resident education. Subsequently, Sujatha volunteered in sub Saharan Africa.

Jason Satterfield, PhD

Dir of Behavioral Medicine
Medicine

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