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.

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 Clinical Professor

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.

Gregory Marcus

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular effects of alcohol, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular, implantable cardiac devices with broader interests in clinical research study design and genetic epidemiology.

Michael Matthay, MD

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

Effects of cigarette smoke and e-cigarette aerosols on susceptibility to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a major cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients.

Wendy Max, PhD

Director & Prof. of Economics
Institute for Health Aging

Economic impact of tobacco on health and healthcare expenditures.

Dieter Meyerhoff, PhD

Professor in Residence

Defining a new MR spectroscopy-based in vivo biomarker of cerebral oxidative stress, which has been associated with chronic smoking and other substance dependence.

Farzad Moazed, MD

Assistant Professor

Ricardo Munoz, PhD


Tung Nguyen, MD


Addressing health disparities using community-based participatory research methods.