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Project Funding Agencies

California Department of Public Health

California Department of Education

Dr. Shu-Hong Zhu, Principal Investigator

Dr. Zhu serves as both Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health and Director of the Center for Research and Intervention in Tobacco Control (CRITC) at the University of California, San Diego. With funding from the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Dr. Zhu is Principal Investigator of both the California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS) and the California Educator Tobacco Survey (CETS). Dr. Zhu has also served as the Principal Investigator for the California Smokers’ Helpline since its inception in 1992. The Helpline is recognized internationally for its scientific innovation and its dedication to the dissemination of research findings to public health services. As a psychologist with a strong background in methodology, Dr. Zhu has published broadly on behavioral interventions as well as on experimental design. His recent work focuses on the interface of individual- and population-based approaches to smoking cessation, the effects of social norms on smoking behavior, and the use of tobacco products and marijuana among youth. Dr. Zhu has received many awards, including the California Wellness Foundation/University of California Wellness Lecture Award and the American Public Health Association’s APHA Award for Excellence.

Project Team

Katherine Braden

CSTS Project Manager

Joanna Sun

CETS Project Manager

Joan Lee

CSTS County Lead

Conley Peck

Lead CSTS Specialist

Angel Bonilla – CSTS Specialist

Gino Acevedo – CSTS Specialist

Jacqueline Chang – CSTS Specialist

Rachelle Juan – CSTS Specialist

Selena-Bravo Rodriguez – CSTS Specialist

Dalia Rojas – CSTS Specialist

Contact us at:


Phone: (858) 300-1088

Advisory Board

Anna Hanisko

TUPE County Coordinator, Siskiyou County Office of Education

Charmaine Monte

TUPE County Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education

Donald Collins

Teacher & Sanford Inspire Teacher Trainer, Torrey Pines High School

Elizabeth Velasco-Ramirez

Prevention Services Facilitator, Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Emily Justice

Manager, Tobacco Use Prevention Education, Contra Costa County Office of Education

Francisca Gamez

Administrator, Los Angeles Unified School District

Jim Crittenden

Program Specialist, Prevention and Safety/TUPE Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education

Joelle Orrock

Coordinator, Prevention & Early Intervention, Sacramento County Office of Education

Johana Navarro

TUPE Countywide Coordinator, Napa County Office of Education

Ken Scarberry

Director, Youth Development, Solano County Office of Education

Michael Pappas

Assistant Principal, Rocklin High School

Richard Baum

Principal, Thomas Downey High School

Scott Anderle

Principal, Rosemont Middle School

Sharon Rubalcava

Program Manager, Counseling and Guidance, San Diego Unified School District

Sheila Hatfield

Student Services Specialist, Mt. Carmel High School

Sonia Gutierrez

Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Manager, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Tiffani Mason

Curriculum Specialist, Contra Costa County Office of Education

Tony Cavanagh

Manager, Prevention, Intervention, Education, Tulare County Office of Education

Yuliana Moreno

TUPE Program Specialist, Tehama County Department of Education

*Partial list of current and previous members; not all advisory board members shown.

Additional Advisory Board Pictures
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