About (retired)

Our Mission

The mission of the Center is to prevent, reduce, and eliminate tobacco’s toxic legacy of environmental pollution and harms to human health caused by decades of commercial tobacco sales and use. The Center aims to achieve this mission by engaging with both community members and an interdisciplinary research team.

Our Core Values:

  • Research and scholarship
  • Pluralism, openness, and integrity
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Innovation and sustainability
  • Environmental justice
  • Clean indoor and outdoor environments are basic human rights

Our Funding

The Center receives research grant support from California Tobacco Related Disease Research Program and the National Institutes of Health. Over the past five years alone, Center researchers have generated more than $6.5 million, published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, given many presentations as invited speakers at webinars and professional conferences, and supported numerous undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students through research training and culminating experiences. 

Additional support varies by project. See our Current Projects page for more funding info on each project.


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