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.

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

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


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


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