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  • Title: Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to Main Content Area.. Faculty.. Fellows.. Research.. Addiction and Cessation.. International.. Marketing and Prevention.. Policy and Politics.. Secondhand Smoke.. Special Populations.. Tobacco Effects.. Education.. Postdoctoral.. Seminars.. Professional.. Resources.. Public Information.. Annual “It’s About a Billion Lives” Symposium.. Stop Smoking.. Participate in Research.. WHO Collaborating Center.. Beyond UCSF.. FAMRI Center.. FAMRI Clinic.. FAMRI Center Publications.. eScholarship.. The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for 46 faculty in 11 departments and all 4 schools at UCSF, as well as colleagues at UC Berkeley and UC Merced.. It is part of the.. UCSF Cardiovascular Research.. Institute.. and its membership is congruent with the.. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tobacco Control Program.. The Center is also a.. World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control.. Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Outside of a Bar and a Restaurant and Tobacco Exposure Biomarkers in Non-smokers.. Despite large positive effects of smoke free air laws on public health, indoor smoking bans seem to result in increased smoking out  ...   of tobacco-specific compounds in 27 nonsmokers after they were exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) outside a restau rant and a bar in Athens, Georgia.. SHS is a combination of smoke emitted from a burning tobacco product and the smoke exhaled by the smoker.. Scientific evidence contin ues to show that SHS exposure is causally associated with lung cancer among never-smokers or among nonsmokers.. Secondhand smoke increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by approximately 30% (Barnoya and Glantz 2005) and the risk of respiratory diseases (Flouris et al.. 2009).. Click here to read full article.. View Archived News ».. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT THE CENTER FOR TOBACCO CONTROL RESEARCH EDUC -- NOW OPEN!.. Upcoming Seminars.. TPRG: CYP2A6 Genotype and Response to Transdermal Nicotine in Asian-American, Black and Caucasian Never Smokers.. Helen.. Postdoctoral Fellow.. Nov 21 2012 - 12:00pm.. Cancer Center Tobacco Control Program Seminar.. TBA.. Jan 22 2013 - 3:00pm.. Feb 26 2013 - 3:00pm.. *Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.. See All Upcoming Seminars.. See All Past Seminars.. Search All Seminars.. View Calendar.. Contact Us.. Center Leadership.. Log in/Create account..

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  • Title: Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: - Choose -.. Stacey Anderson, PhD.. Dorie Apollonio, PhD.. Mehrdad Arjomandi, MD.. John Balmes, MD.. Richard Barnes, JD.. Joaquin Barnoya, MD MPH.. Neal Benowitz, MD.. Lisa Bero, PhD.. Paul Blanc, MD MSPH.. Patricia Buffler, PhD, MPH, CPH.. Carolyn Calfee, MD.. Timothy Carmody, PhD.. Janine Cataldo, PhD RN.. Robin Corelli, PharmD.. Kevin Delucchi, PhD.. Erika Froelicher, RN, PhD.. Stanton Glantz, PhD.. Warren Gold, MD.. Esteban González Burchard, MD.. Lawrence Green, DrPH.. Joseph Guydish, PhD MPH.. Sharon Hall, PhD.. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD.. Katharine Hammond, PhD.. Robert Hiatt, MD PhD.. Lisa Kroon, PharmD.. James Lightwood, PhD.. Pamela Ling, MD MPH.. Ruth Malone, PhD RN.. Wendy Max, PhD.. Tung Nguyen, MD.. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD.. Jodi Prochaska, PhD MPH.. Danielle Ramo, PhD.. Rita Redberg, MD, MS.. Mark Rubinstein, MD.. Suzaynn Schick, PhD.. Steven Schroeder, MD.. Joel Simon, MD, MPH.. Elizabeth Smith, PhD.. Anna Song, PhD.. Matthew Springer, PhD.. Hai-Yen Sung, PhD.. Janice Tsoh, PhD.. Margaret Walsh, EdD.. Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH.. Valerie Yerger, ND.. Stacey Anderson, PhD.. Assistant Adjunct Professor.. Dr.. Anderson's research interests lie at the intersection of public health policy and social cognition.. She investigates marketing strategies that tap implicit constructs of self and perceptions of others, pair brand identities with personal identities, and encourage consumption of products detrimental to individual and public health.. Dorie Apollonio, PhD.. Assistant Adjunct Professor in Clinical Pharmacy.. Research focuses on health policy and tobacco control, particularly the ways that clinical research is translated into policy interventions and public knowledge.. Mehrdad Arjomandi, MD.. Assistant Professor In-Residence of Medicine.. My primary research interest is studying the physiologic and inflammatory mechanisms of airway remodeling in various exposure-response models such as ozone-induced oxidative injury, allergic airway inflammation, and wood or tobacco smoke-induced airway injury.. John Balmes, MD.. Prrofessor in Residence.. Balmes’ laboratory, the Human Exposure Laboratory (HEL), has been studying the respiratory and cardiovascular health effects of various air pollutants for the past 25 years.. The HEL is currently investigating the respiratory and cardiovascular effects of secondhand tobacco smoke.. Richard Barnes, JD.. Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy.. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law.. Research of the tobacco industry documents in the UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, mentoring other CTCRE researchers, and researching and writing state tobacco control activity reports that explore the reasons for the successes, and the failures, of tobacco control efforts.. Joaquin Barnoya, MD MPH.. Assistant Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology.. Main interest is secondhand smoke and smoke-free environments.. In particular, Dr.. Barnoya's work has documented the benefits of smoke-free environments and the effects of secondhand smoke on the cardiovascular system.. He works in the United States and Latin America.. Neal Benowitz, MD.. Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.. Research focuses primarily on the human pharmacology of nicotine and other stimulant drugs.. Benowitz's laboratory has conducted studies on the disposition kinetics, metabolism and pharmocodynamics of nicotine, with an emphasis on the role of nicotine and maintaining nicotine addiction in causing tobacco-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.. Lisa Bero, PhD.. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Institute for Health Policy, UCSF.. Bero is a pharmacologist with primary interest in how clinical and basic sciences are translated into clinical practice and health policy.. She has developed and validated methods for assessing the quality of research and scientific publication.. Paul Blanc, MD MSPH.. Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair Occupational and Environmental Medicine.. Paul Blanc is Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.. He has authored numerous scholarly publications on the subject of toxic exposures and illness and is author of How Everyday Products Make People Sick (2009, UC Press).. Patricia Buffler, PhD, MPH, CPH.. Professor of Epidemiology and Dean Emerita, University of California, Berkeley.. Buffler is an epidemiologist with a primary interest in cancer and tobacco related malignancies.. She has conducted research on active smoking and respiratory cancer, and passive exposures to tobacco smoke and lung cancer in nonsmokers.. Carolyn Calfee, MD.. Assistant Professor of Medicine.. Research focuses on the effects of active and passive smoking on susceptibility to acute lung injury, a major cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients.. In addition, she is interested in the use of biomarkers to measure cigarette smoke exposure.. Timothy Carmody, PhD.. Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry.. Carmody's work focuses on the treatment of nicotine dependence in adult chronic smokers.. Janine Cataldo, PhD RN.. Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing - Gerontology.. Cataldo's research and clinical foci include: the impact of tobacco industry activities on older smokers and geriatric science; and stigma, symptom burden, and quality of life among lung cancer patients.. Robin Corelli, PharmD.. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy.. Primary interest in tobacco cessation education and training.. Corelli has co-coordinated, with other Tobacco Center members (Drs.. Hudmon and Kroon), a comprehensive tobacco cessation training program, Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation, for students in the health professions.. Kevin Delucchi, PhD.. Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry..  ...   expenditures.. Max and her colleagues have worked for over two decades to develop models to estimate the costs associated with smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.. Tung Nguyen, MD.. Professor of Clinical Medicine.. Nguyen is Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF, where he provides primary care to a diverse patient population and teaches students, clinicians, and researchers.. He is the Co-Director of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, a community-academic research unit working on Asian health issues since 1986.. Nguyen’s research focuses on addressing health disparities using community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods.. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD.. Research is focused on health disparities with a special emphasis on Latino health care and cancer control.. He is Co-PI of the NCI funded.. Redes En Accion.. National Latino Cancer Control Research and Education Network.. He collaborates with new investigators from several institutions to help develop the tobacco control research agenda for minority populations in the US.. Pérez-Stable also has an R01 grant from the Fogarty International Center/NIDA to strengthen capacity in tobacco control research and implement projects in Argentina.. Jodi Prochaska, PhD MPH.. Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UCSF.. Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford Univ.. Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UCSF.. She is a mentor of fellows in the CTCRE's NCI-funded R25 postdoctoral training program.. Danielle Ramo, PhD.. My research centers on understanding the role of lifespan development in the etiology, expression, and treatment of addictive disorders.. I am interested in differences in use patterns, relapse, and treatment needs across the lifespan, from adolescence to adulthood.. Rita Redberg, MD, MS.. Rita Redberg is a cardiologist, and directs women’s cardiovascular services and the UCSF Flight Attendant Clinic.. Her research interests are in the effects of secondhand smoke and other work related conditions (radiation) on flight attendants, as well as in technology assessment and preventive cardiology.. Mark Rubinstein, MD.. Research program centers on the development of nicotine dependence in adolescents.. Suzaynn Schick, PhD.. Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine.. Suzaynn Schick studies the effects of exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke on the upper and lower respiratory tract in human subjects and the chemical and physical changes that occur in aging secondhand smoke.. Schick received her BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and the University of Washington and her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.. She did postdoctoral training under Professors Stan Glantz and John Balmes and now leads her own group in the Human Exposure Laboratory at San Francisco General Hospital campus.. Steven Schroeder, MD.. Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care.. Research focuses on determinants of medical expenditures, efficacy of medical cost containment, quality of care, and tobacco control with an emphasis on smoking cessation.. Joel Simon, MD, MPH.. Research has centered on hospital-based and out-patient clinical trials of smoking cessation.. Completed studies include: Transdermal Nicotine Therapy for Hospitalized Smokers and Bupropion for Hospital-Based Smoking Cessation.. Elizabeth Smith, PhD.. Research has focused on "legitimate" tobacco industry activities, and tobacco industry relationships with other groups.. Anna Song, PhD.. Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts.. Song is a health psychologist who studies adolescent and young adult decision-making processes underlying smoking behaviors.. Her research focuses on ethnic/class disparities, smoking-related perceptions, and personality and socio-cognitive factors that shape smoking-related attitudes.. Matthew Springer, PhD.. Associate Professor of Medicine.. Research interests include cell therapy and gene therapy approaches to the study of cardiovascular disease, with the goals of exploring potential treatments and understanding underlying mechanisms involved in angiogenesis, vascular function, and treatments for myocardial infarction.. Hai-Yen Sung, PhD.. Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health Aging.. Research focuses on 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.. Research program focuses on smoking cessation treatment in special populations including Asian Americans, and clients in substance abuse treatment.. She is interested in the use of social network and support in promoting utilization of and delivering evidence-based treatment in underserved populations.. Margaret Walsh, EdD.. Professor, Department of Preventive Restorative Dental Sciences.. Major area of research is the prevention and treatment of smokeless tobacco use among high-risk groups in novel community-based settings (i.. e.. , rural high schools, college and professional athletic programs, dental settings, and the Internet).. Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH.. Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence.. Research program includes clinical and basic science approaches to study the effects of cigarette smoke on lung inflammation.. He is also the Principal Investigator on the NIH-funded Spiromics Project and a Co-investigator on the COPD Clinical Research Network.. Valerie Yerger, ND.. Yerger's research focuses on the tobacco industry’s targeting of African American communities, the use of menthol in tobacco products, smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing.. Faculty Spotlight..

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  • Title: Fellows | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: The Center has an active research training program for postdoctoral fellows.. Click here.. for information on the program and to view/complete the application.. This page lists current fellows and describes their work.. Click on any fellow's name to view their complete profile and contact information.. Frank Bandiera.. Frank Bandiera focused his postdoctoral studies on the association between tobacco smoke and mental health among children, adolescents, and adults.. He has also been involved in research among Hispanics and other minority groups.. He is in the process of figuring out what research to do during his CTCRE Fellowship, but would like to extend his previous research and examine how tobacco bans could affect the mental health of special populations.. In his free time he is lo.. Cati Brown.. Cati Brown obtained her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Georgia and received her BA from Agnes Scott College.. Her graduate research focused on.. computational approaches to detecting deception using tobacco industry documents.. With UCSF, Brown is looking forward to continuing research on the language of deception and corporate malfeasance.. Other research interests include: lung cancer stigma, diffusion of smoking/anti-smoking marketing messages, low income women as a tobacco industry target, and the marginalization of smokers.. Amanda Fallin.. Amanda Fallin, a first year fellow, received her BSN, MSN and PhD in Nursing from the University of Kentucky.. She is interested in the adoption and implementation of smoke and tobacco-free policies.. During her doctoral program, Amanda was a project associate on an NHLBI-funded project to investigate factors associated with smoke-free policy adoption.. Mariaelena Gonzalez.. Mariaelena Gonzalez, is a third year fellow at the CTCRE.. Her interests include comparative racial/ethnic studies, public policy, health disparities, globalization, inequality, and religion and health.. Gonzalez received her Ph.. D.. Rachel Grana.. Rachel Grana is a second-year fellow.. She earned her Masters of Public Health and PhD in  ...   with alcohol.. Ganna (Anna) Kostygina.. Ganna (Anna) Kostygina is a first-year fellow.. She received her M.. A.. and her Ph.. degrees in Communication from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication.. Sungkyu Lee.. Sungkyu, a first year fellow, received his Ph.. in Public Health Policy at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, and completed M.. P.. H.. in International Health from Graduate School of Public Health at Yonsei University in South Korea.. Sungkyu’s research interests include transnational tobacco companies’(TTCs) strategies to gain access into emerging markets and their marketing activities to influence tobacco use of youths and young adults.. He is also interested in enhancing supply-side measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.. Recently, he has become interested in use of electronic-cigarette among South Korean youths.. Emily McDonald.. Emily Anne McDonald received her PhD in Anthropology in 2011 from Rutgers University.. Her dissertation focused on transnational medical travel between the United States and Argentina, and included fifteen months of ethnographic research supported through a Fulbright Hays Dissertation Award and the National Science Foundation.. After receiving her PhD, she spent a year at Princeton University offering courses on embodiment and the relationship between the human and nonhuman.. Arnab Mukherjea.. Arnab Mukherjea, a first-year postdoctoral fellow, received his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.. One of his dissertation studies focused on creating a culturally-appropriate South Asian tobacco module to assess total tobacco prevelance and investigate the relationship between use of non-traditional products and tobacco-related disease in this population.. Arnab's research interests include investigation of preventable health disparities among racial and ethnic populations, with an emphasis on understanding the nexus between culture, behavior, and outcomes (such as cultural contexts of tobacco use) in small and understudied populations.. 1.. 2.. next ›.. last »..

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  • Title: Research Fields | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Research Fields.. The research of the Center spans a multitude of disciplines from policy and historical research to economics, and science.. The work is designed to inform and improve the effectiveness of public health and clinical interventions to reduce tobacco use both nationally and internationally.. The nature and severity of nicotine addiction, treatement strategies, and the health benefits of quitting.. The impact the tobacco industry is having outside the U.. S.. on globalizing the tobacco epidemic and strategies to mitigate this impact.. The tobacco industry's marketing tactics for selling cigarettes and other products to adults and children, as well as effective counter-marking public health campaigns.. Efforts by public  ...   studies, surveys and research showing how the tobacco industry markets their product to specfic groups.. The short and long term effects of cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use on health.. Research Spotlight.. Addressing Tobacco through Organizational Change.. Tobacco dependence continues to be the single most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.. Persons entering drug abuse treatment smoke at 3-4 times the rate, and staff in publicly funded programs smoke at twice the rate, of the general population.. Although the burden of illness and associated economic costs of nicotine addiction are elevated in the drug treatment population, treatment programs rarely address comorbid nicotine addiction..

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  • Title: Addiction and Cessation | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Intensive Intervention for Smokers in Alcohol Treatment.. The primary aim of this study is to determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an intensive smoking cessation intervention that utilizes extended cognitive-behavioral therapy (ECBT) and combination nicotine replacement (CNRT), consisting of nicotine patches and adjuvant nicotine replacement (choice of lozenge, gum, nasal spray, or inhaler).. Smoking Cessation Intervention for Lung Cancer Patients.. The aim of this study is to obtain information on feasibility for a smoking cessation intervention designed for lung cancer patients.. The proposed intervention is an Intensive 6 month intervention that utilizes a computerized stage-based system customized for lung cancer patients, monthly individual phone counseling and weekly phone follow-up, smoke-free home environment, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).. Ask, Advise, Refer: Promoting Pharmacy-based Referrals to Tobacco Quit-Lines.. This project aims to estimate the relative impact of two intervention approaches for generating community pharmacy-based referrals to tobacco cessation telephone quitlines.. This study will apply a randomized design, using the community pharmacy as the unit of randomization, to estimate the impact of two approaches for engaging community pharmacy personnel in providing patient referrals to tobacco quitlines:.. (1) Minimal intervention: Pharmacies are provided, by mail, with printed quitline materials to be distributed by pharmacy personnel to patients who smoke.. (2) Academic detailing: Pharmacy personnel receive, via brief on-site training, print materials that parallel the minimal intervention group, fax referral forms, and DVD demonstrations that model the referral procedures.. Impact of Services on Problem Drinking Trajectories.. The study addresses the underlying roles that a wide spectrum of health and human services play in the long-term course of alcohol problems in a representative sample of dependent and problem drinkers drawn from a single county’s household population.. Maintaining Nonsmoking.. A randomized controlled trial to study  ...   of bupropion when begun in the hospital setting.. Smoking Cessation for Chinese Smokers.. Tsoh is conducting several projects to improve smoking cessation among Chinese smokers:.. Smokeless Tobacco Cessation among Youth.. Walsh is conducting three related projects on smokeless tobacco cessation among youth, one studying the effects of concurrent smoking on tobacco use cessation, one examining the efficacy of using athletic trainers to promote smokeless tobacco cessation and one on smokeless tobacco cessation among rural high school baseball players.. Pharmacologic Basis of Racial Difference in Nicotine Dependence.. AA and EA smokers undergo detailed monitoring of smoking behavior, receive known doses of nicotine to establish nicotine metabolic rate, undergo DNA testing, and have their responses to not smoking for several hours studied.. Exposure to carcinogens and other tobacco smoke toxins is also measured.. It is hypothesized that there are racial differences in metabolism that may explain different patterns of smoking, and that this in turn influences the reasons why smokers continue to self-administer nicotine (i.. , continue to smoke).. Rate of Nicotine Metabolism and Withdrawal Symptoms in Adolescent Light Smokers.. The goal of this study was to examine the associations between the rate of nicotine metabolism and cigarette consumption, addiction and withdrawal symptoms.. Sustaining Cessation in Smokers with Kids with Asthma.. This project is researching methods to help smokers who quit sustain their cessation by characterizing changes associated with teachable moments and adding a relapse prevention module.. (NIH/ Brown University).. African Americans: NRT or Alternative Medicine for Cessation.. This descriptive study consists of focus groups and survey development to explore among African American smokers perceived obstacles in the use of nicotine replacement therapy and to identify any uses of alternative medicines as aids to help them quit smoking.. Faculty Members..

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  • Title: International | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Tobacco Control Research Mentorship Program.. This four year program aims to recruit one-year fellows to conduct policy relevant research in Guatemala.. During the program, fellows design, implement and disseminate their tobacco control projects.. This program aims to analyze the impact a mentorship program can have in increasing the research capacity in Guatemala.. Assistant Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology.. Analysis of Tobacco Industry Documents.. The tobacco industry is like an intelligent and aggressive ever-evolving pathogen that accounts for one-third of all cancer and nearly two-thirds of heart disease among people under 55.. To reduce this burden of disease requires understanding how the tobacco industry maintains a social and policy environment favorable to smoking.. To understand a pathogen, one might study its genetic code.. To understand the tobacco industry, we have a written record of its research and decision making process in the form of over 62 million pages of previously  ...   scientific, propagandistic) to frustrate and subvert smoking prevention and cessation programs.. The Tobacco Problem: Public Health Implications of Contested Frames.. "Extreme makeover"? Or more industry deception? This project explores the tobacco industry’s ‘corporate social responsibility’ efforts and their implications for public health and tobacco control.. Air Pollution and Respiratory Problems in Children.. Hammond is conducting several projects on determinants of the effects of air pollution on asthma and other respiratory problems in children.. Her Fresno Asthmatic Children's Environmental Study (FACES) is a longitudinal cohort study.. This study will determine if children with asthma who have adverse responses to short-term, daily increase in concentration of ambient air pollutants and bioaerosols are more likely to have increased long-term asthma morbidity and decreased lung function growth.. Another study examines the respiratory effects of early life exposure to fine particles and other indoor air pollutants in the community of San Lorenzo, Guatemala..

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  • Title: Marketing and Prevention | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Adolescent Decision Making About Tobacco Use.. This research includes a qualitative study exploring adolescent decision making around tobacco use and a prospective study of the relationship between risk perception and teen tobacco use.. The ultimate goal of this work is to determine the extent to which adolescents' perceptions of smoking-related long-and short-term risks and benefits influence their initiation, continuation and cessation of smoking.. Tobacco Industry Marketing Strategies Targeting Young Adults.. This research examines previously secret tobacco industry documents describing how and why the tobacco industry sells cigarettes to young adults.. The research focuses on lessons learned from tobacco industry marketing research on smoking behavior, and reaching  ...   explore how the tobacco industry has responded to public health and other campaigns that focus attention on the behaviors of the tobacco industry, and to develop a resource for advocates designing such campaigns.. The Role of Emotion in Smoking-Related Attitudes and Beliefs.. The goal of this project is to study how emotions such as fear and anxiety, might impact adolescents' and young adults' beliefs about smoking-related outcomes and their intentions to smoke or quit smoking.. Marketing tobacco products to women.. Anderson studies how marketing for tobacco products targets consumers' psychosocial needs that are unrelated to smoking--particularly women, health-concerned smokers, and young trend-setters--and implications for public health policy..

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  • Title: Policy and Politics | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Tobacco Industry Political Strategies.. This project investigates tobacco industry political strategies after the institution of "corporate culture" reforms in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement.. It addresses, in particular, the industry's response to tobacco control activities and the industry's use of outside organizations to advocate for its policy goals.. Assistant Adjunct Professor in Clinical Pharmacy.. Effect of Tobacco Advocacy at the State Level.. Most effective tobacco control policy in the United States has been enacted at the local and, more recently, state level.. This project uses case study methods to research how the tobacco industry and tobacco control professionals influence state and local policy making to develop knowledge that will lead to more effective tobacco control policies and strategies, while taking into account the major changes and uncertainties in the tobacco control policy environment that continue to occur:.. Use of Science in Secondhand Smoke and Other Policymaking.. This project focuses on the role of evidence in the development of smoking restriction legislation and ergonomic regulations.. Characterization of Public Opinion on the Ban of Tobacco Sales in San Francisco Pharmacies.. The purpose of this project was to characterize the San Francisco public’s perceptions and opinions about the ban of tobacco sales in  ...   Healthcare Expenditures.. This research involves developing models for smoking-induced heath care expenditures in the state of California as well as within a large HMO.. The models include both static and dynamic estimates.. Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.. The Center creates partnerships with health care provider and policy groups to promote smoking cessation.. Economic Impact of Smoking for Persons with Mental Disorders.. The objective of this study is to examine smoking behavior and estimate the economic burden of smoking among California adults with mental disorders.. The proposal seeks to determine: (1) smoking prevalence rates and cigarette consumption per smoker among mentally ill adults, (2) healthcare costs of smoking among mentally ill adults, and (3) value of lost productivity from smoking-related diseases among mentally ill adults.. Cigarette Butt Disposal.. Research on the impact of cigarette butt disposal in the outdoor environment as toxic waste.. Evaluating a City s Smokefree Policy in multi-Unit Housing.. This project will evaluate what community stakeholders know about a new citywide ordinance that bans smoking in multi-unit housing (MUH) in Richmond, California.. In this in-depth case study, we will use focus groups and one-on-one interviews to identify and document successes and challenges of implementing a smoke-free policy in multi-unit housing..

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  • Title: Secondhand Smoke | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke.. Secondhand smoke has many effects on the body.. This project focuses on the short-term effects on the heart, blood and blood vessels.. Even a few minutes' worth of exposure is dangerous.. This research concentrates on estimating the size of these effects and also understanding the underlying biology.. Acute Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract.. Using a controlled exposure system, we are studying the effects of SHS on the upper and lower airways in healthy subjects and subjects with allergic rhinitis or asthma.. We will also be studying the effects of 4 consecutive days of SHS exposure.. Chronic Effects of Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure on Lung Function of Flight Attendants.. This is an observational study to determine the long-term respiratory effects of secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) in pre-smoking ban flight attendants via study of lung function and radiographic evidence of emphysema, and their association with estimates of cabin SHS exposure.. Estimating the Environmental Burden in Two Orphan Lung Diseases.. The major goals of this project are to study the role of environmental factors in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and extrinsic alveolitis.. Impact of Cigarette Smoke Exposure on Acute Lung Injury.. We are studying the effects of both active smoking and secondhand smoke exposure on susceptibility to acute lung injury, a major cause of respiratory failure among critically ill patients.. Lung Function Effects of ETS in Flight Attendants.. Current research, as a member of the FAMRI  ...   exposed to SHS in daily life to study the effects of acute exposure to SHS on nasal congestion.. Long-Term Vascular Effects of Second Hand Smoke.. We are assessing the dose- and time-response of vascular functional impairment caused by exposure to second hand smoke at very low levels and short exposure times in rats.. Economic Burden of Secondhand Smoke.. The project examines the exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) among U.. adults and children, and quantifies the economic burden of the SHS exposure in terms of healthcare costs and lost productivity from lost time and premature mortality.. It also assesses the impact of exposure to SHS on two particularly vulnerable populations – African Americans and Hispanics.. Genes-Environments Admixture in Latino Asthmatics (GALA) Study of African Americans, Asthma, Genes Environments (SAGE).. We are studying gene-environment interactions in racially mixed (admixed) populations.. We are also studying the effects of air pollution and second hand smoke on children.. Assessment of Flight Attendants’ Exposure to Second Hand Smoke for Epidemiologic Studies.. The goals are to identify relationship between SHS exposure and pulmonary disease progression; develop methods for early detection of SHS-related cardiovascular disease; assess impact of SHS exposure on patients with pulmonary disease develop novel biomarkers of SHS exposure with validation in relation to disease progression; identify factors that influence the development and implementation of smoking restriction policies, and strategies to overcome barriers; and to estimate the economic impact of SHS on cardiovascular disease in the U.. (UC San Francisco/FAMRI)..

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  • Title: Special Populations | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Adaptation of the FLU-FOBT Program to Increase Colorectal Screening in Underserved Populations.. Offering a fecal occult blood test in conjunction with flu vaccination has proved successful in raising the rate of screening in various types of clinics, including a public health center in Chinatown, San Francisco.. Further adaptations are being evaluated.. The concepts and strategies tested in this project might be applicable to other health interventions, such as smoking cessation.. In such cases, visits for vaccinations or other periodic clinical care services could offer opportunities for clinicians to address neglected  ...   targeting women.. California Vietnamese Adult Tobacco Use Survey.. This is a telephone survey funded by the California Tobacco Control Section to evaluate current smoking-related behaviors among Vietnamese Americans in California.. Tobacco Industry Targeting of Gays and Lesbians.. Targeting of marginalized groups.. Identification of Psychosocial Moderators and Mediators in Tobacco-Related Disparities.. The goal of this project is to identify psychosocial variables that may explain ethnic and sociodemographic disparities in tobacco use.. This project employs both secondary analysis of epidemiological data and meta-analysis to identify potential variables, as well as quantify relationships..

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  • Title: Tobacco Effects | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
    Descriptive info: Lung Cancer Stigma, Smoking Stigma, and Symptom Severity among Lung Cancer Patients.. Cataldo is conducting research on a wide range of issues related to smokers who develop lung cancer.. One study is exploring the severity of lung cancer stigma and its relationship with the severity of physical (i.. , appetite, fatigue, cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis, pain, sleep) and psycho-social (i.. , self-esteem, anxiety, depression) symptoms and Quality of Life.. Personalized Medicine for Colorectal and Breast Cancer.. Major goals: To use an integrated, interdisciplinary  ...   into clinical practice and health policy.. The Identification of Molecular Sub-phenotypes of Asthma and COPD.. These studies are funded by:.. 1) An R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.. The grant is entitled “Molecular Phenotyping of Asthma” (R01 HL-095372) which has applied genomic analyses to airway samples from patients with asthma to distinguish Th2-driven and non-Th2-driven sub-phenotypes of asthma that have distinct clinical, pathological and treatment-related characteristics.. Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence..

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