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.

Matthew Springer, PhD

Professor
Medicine

Mechanisms underlying vascular reactivity and how they are affected by exposure to secondhand smoke from tobacco and marijuana.

Gideon St Helen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Medicine

Utility and evaluation of biological markers (biomarkers) of tobacco use and exposure for epidemiology, risk assessment, product regulation, and identification of susceptibility factors.

Hugh Sturrock, PhD

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Hai-Yen Sung, PhD

Professor
Institute for Health Aging

Costs of smoking, costs of illness, evaluation of the economic impact of tobacco taxation and other tobacco control policies, secondhand smoke exposure, and cancer screening and outcomes.

Janice Tsoh, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry

Smoking cessation treatment in vulnerable populations including Asian Americans, and clients in substance abuse treatment with focus on use of social network and digital health technology to promote utilization of and delivering evidence-based treatment in underserved populations.  

Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
Medicine

Tobacco use in vulnerable populations, with a particular emphasis on interventions with the homeless population.

Yingning Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health Aging

Justin White, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health Policy Studies

How monetary and social incentives can be used to promote healthy behavior, informed by research from the field of behavioral economics focusing on chronic disease prevention, notably smoking cessation, in low- and middle-income countries.

Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH

Professor
Medicine

Clinical and basic science approaches to study the effects of cigarette smoke on lung inflammation.

Tingting Yao, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health Aging

The economic impact of tobacco products.

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