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Scientific Advisory Committee

Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee are appointed to advise the University of California on the direction and priorities of the TRDRP.
Members represent major California organizations and groups involved in tobacco-related health research and tobacco control efforts. Each member serves a three-year term without compensation and agrees to refrain from seeking TRDRP funding during tenure on the committee.

Rebecca Williams, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Chief, Evaluation and Surveillance Section 
California Tobacco Control Program
California Department of Public Health
Representing: California Department of Public Health 
Term: 2018-2021

Stephen C. Welter, Ph.D. 
Vice Chair
Vice President, Research and Graduate Dean 
San Diego State University 
Representing: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Institute 
Term: 2014-2020

Susan Bradshaw, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician Specialist
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Representing: Community-Based Provider
Term: 2019-2022

Benjamin Chaffee, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health
University of California, San Francisco
Representing: Dentistry and Oral Health
Term: 2017-2020

Robin Corelli, PharmD
Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
Representing: Clinical Pharmacy
Term: 2016-2020

Naomi Hamburg, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Representing: Biomedical
Term: 2019-2022

Jerold A. Last, Ph.D. 
Distinguished Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of California, Davis
Representing: Environmental Sciences 
Term: 2015-2022

John Maa, M.D. 
Marin General Hospital
President, Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Board of Directors, American Heart Association, San Francisco Division
Representing: American Heart Association
Term: 2011-2020

Robert J. MacCoun, Ph.D.
Stanford Law School
Representing: Independent Research University of CA
Term: 2019-2022

Jesse N. Nodora, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Moores Cancer Center
Representing: Ex-Officio TEROC
Term: 2014-2020

Dan J. Raz, M.D., M.A.S. 
Assistant Professor 
Surgical Director, Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology 
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte 
Representing: Lung Cancer Alliance 
Term: 2013-2020

Chunxia Wang, Ph.D.
Education Research and Evaluation Consultant 
Tobacco Use Prevention Education Office
California Department of Education 
Representing: California Department of Education 
Term: 2019-2022

Mimi C. Yu, Ph.D. 
Professor (retired) 
University of Southern California 
Representing: American Cancer Society & Cancer Action Network 
Term: 2011-2020