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.

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.

Meredith Meacham, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

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

Jeremiah Mock, PhD

Associate Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

For over 23 years, I have conducted research on health promotion, cancer prevention, environmental health, and reducing tobacco use in California and throughout Asia. I have a strong commitment to community engagement and action-oriented research. Most of my research has been collaborative working within multiethnic multidisciplinary teams. I have been an investigator on 10 large-scale cancer prevention and tobacco control studies funded by NIH and the CDC, three of which were community-based participatory research (CBPR) cancer prevention studies working in partnership with Asian immigrant communities in California. Recently, I have been examining cultural patterns shaping how our environment is continually polluted with toxic tobacco product waste, including JUUL waste in high schools.

My teaching experience includes undergraduate courses on critical studies of globalization, measurement of poverty 

Ricardo Munoz, PhD


Tung Nguyen, MD


Addressing health disparities using community-based participatory research methods.

Danielle Ramo-Larios, PhD

Associate Professor

Using digital media to change health risk behaviors including tobacco, alcohol, and other drug involvement.