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.

Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
Medicine

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

Priyanka Vyas, PhD

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Richard Wang, MD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Medicine

Yingning Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

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

Justin White, PhD

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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

Tingting Yao, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

The economic impact of tobacco products.

Valerie Yerger, ND

Professor
Social Behavioral Sciences

Tobacco industry targeting African American communities and the use of menthol in tobacco products, smokefree policies in multiunit housing.

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