Faculty

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, MD

Professor
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
Medicine

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, MPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Psychiatry

Dieter Meyerhoff, PhD

Professor
Radiology

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
Medicine

Jeremiah Mock, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

Dr. Mock conducts collaborative 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, and how cultural and political-economic change can influence the prevalence of tobacco use within a cultural group, as well as changes in people’s modes and norms of tobacco use. His work has recently expanded to examine the cultural phenomena of young people’s pod-based e-cigarette use (e.g., “juuling”), heated tobacco product (e.g., IQOS) use, and cannabis use.

Ricardo Munoz, PhD

SENATE EMERITUS (WOS)

Tung Nguyen, MD

Professor
Medicine

Addressing health disparities using community-based participatory research methods.

Danielle Ramo-Larios, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychiatry

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

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