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.

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.  

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD

Professor
Clinical Pharmacy

Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
Medicine

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

Manali Vora, BDS

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Yingning Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

Economic analysis of tobacco use behaviors and economic evaluation of tobacco control policies.

Richard Wang, MD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Medicine

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

Professor
Medicine

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

Fan Xia, PhD

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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