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 Hendrickson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Effect of smoke on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Robert A. Hiatt, MD

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Cancer epidemiology and studies of cancer etiology, early development, the environment and social determinants.

John Kane, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Salomeh Keyhani, MD


Lisa Kroon, PharmD

Department Chair and Professor
Clinical Pharmacy

Tobacco cessation education and training of health professionals.

Susan Lee, MD

Asst Adjunct

Feasibility and acceptability of e-cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in the perioperative period.

James Lightwood, PhD

Associate Professor
Clinical Pharmacy

Estimating the changes in direct healthcare costs due to changes in smoking behavior in large populations, and changes in exposure to passive smoking and health care cost and utilization attributable to adoption of smoke-free laws.

Pamela Ling, MD


Tobacco industry marketing strategies targeting young adults, women, and other high risk population, and new smokeless and novel tobacco product marketing strategies with focus on how to use tobacco industry marketing strategies to improve tobacco control programs.

Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN

Social Behavioral Sciences

Tobacco industry activities aimed at undermining public health, strategic positioning and messaging, marginalized populations, and emerging developments in the social construction of tobacco use.

Jyothi Marbin, MD

Associate Professor
Campuswide Accounting

Impact of tobacco on low income, urban children and reducing the burden of secondhand smoke on children with focus on the impact of electronic health record changes on clinical uptake of tobacco cessation interventions, as well as the use of online trainings to train physicians on smoking cessation.