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.


Jyothi Marbin, MD

Associate Professor

Dr. Marbin is the Director of the UC Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP). She holds appointments as HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF and HS Clinical Professor at UC Berkeley. Dr. Marbin is a general pediatrician who practices at San Francisco General Hospital. Prior to her role at the JMP, Dr. Marbin served as the Associate Program Director (APD) for Recruitment and for Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the Pediatrics residency program.

Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS


Dr. Gregory Marcus is a specialist in the treatment of arrhythmias, including mapping and catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardias and ventricular arrhythmias. He is also an expert in pacemaker, biventricular device and defibrillator implantation.

Ellie Matthay, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Michael Matthay, MD

Director of the Critical Care Medicine Training
Associate Director of the Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Matthay's overall focus is on improving clinical care of patients with acute respiratory failure from the acute respiratory distress syndrome and from sepsis. His research and clinical trials groups are very well funded by grants from the National Institute of Health. He also spends considerable time mentoring physicians and young faculty in career development and academic medicine.

Wendy Max, PhD

Director & Prof. of Economics
Institute for Health & Aging

Wendy Max, Ph.D. is Professor of Health Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. She has been on the faculty at UCSF since 1987. Dr. Max holds a PhD in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her recent research has focused on modeling the economic impact of tobacco on healthcare expenditures. She has estimated national costs of smoking; costs to Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers; costs in California; and the impact on communities of color.

Julia Mcquoid, PhD

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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.

Meredith Meacham, PhD, MPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Dieter Meyerhoff, PhD


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.

Joshua Miller, PhD

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M_Cardiovascular Research Inst

Joshua Miller is a political scientist that focuses on the intersection of public health policy and vulnerable populations. Joshua received his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Politics.

Farzad Moazed, MD

Assistant Professor

Jeremiah Mock, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

Dr. Mock conducts collaborative action research examining how people’s cultural context shapes their patterns of tobacco use. As a health anthropologist, for over two decades he has focused on examining how and why people’s lived experience of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure is deeply rooted in culture. His research explores how cultural and political-economic change can influence tobacco use within a cultural group. He is now working on the tobacco endgame.

Ricardo Munoz, PhD