Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine; and Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UCSF; Co-Leader, Tobacco Control Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Phone: (415) 476-3893 (voice)
Box 1390, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1390

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Program Member » Tobacco Control

Research Summary

I am a widely recognized researcher with a reputation for identifying and pursuing high-impact questions that make practical contributions to tobacco control policy development, evaluation, and implementation. I am skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, having written several books on tobacco control policy and two successful statistics textbooks. As Director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (CTCRE), I have extensive practical experience in developing and managing transdisciplinary academic programs and bringing together faculty from many disciplines. I have supervised a total of 96 fellows and graduate students during my career and am the Program Director of the CTCRE Postdoctoral Training Program in collaboration with Dr. Pamela Ling. I have published in a broad range of tobacco control areas, including economic models of the effects of tobacco control policies on health outcomes and health care costs, social and environmental determinants of smoking and smoking cessation, young adult smoking, and health effects of secondhand smoke, particularly on heart disease. I wrote the first papers based on analyses of previously secret tobacco industry documents (published in JAMA in 1995). Since then, I have worked with the UCSF Library to build the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, which now exceeds 83 million pages (and is growing). The library is a major international research resource that has supported preparation of over 900 publications, including 134 authored by me, and the CTCRE is an internationally known training resource for tobacco document research that serves postdoctoral fellows and many others working in tobacco control. I am also the Principal Investigator of the UCSF Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS), which brings together a broad multidisciplinary group of faculty and provides training opportunities and funds for pilot studies for trainees with an interest in tobacco regulatory science.


University of Cincinnati, OH, BS, 1969, Aerospace Engineering
Stanford University, CA, MS, 1970, Applied Mechanics
Stanford University, CA, PhD, 1973, Applied Mechanics and Engineering Economic Systems
Stanford University, CA, Postdoc, 1975, Cardiology
University of California San Francisco, CA, Postdoc, 1977, Cardiovascular Research

Professional Experience

  • 1965-68
    Student trainee, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston
  • 1969
    Aerospace Engineer, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, TX
  • 1977-80
    Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence, Univ. of California, San Francisco
  • 1981-82
    Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence, Univ. of California, San Francisco
  • 1983-87
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Univ. of California, San Francisco
  • 1987-present
    Professor of Medicine, Univ. of California, San Francisco
  • 2002-present
    Director, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Honors & Awards

  • (1960)
    Eagle Scout, Bronze Palm
  • (1964)
    Outstanding future teacher
  • (1964)
    Bausch and Lomb Science Award
  • (1968)
    Tau Beta Pi (engineering)
  • (1969-72)
    NSF Graduate Fellowship
  • (1975-77)
    Bay Area Heart Research Committee Senior Research Fellowship
  • (1977-82)
    NIH Research Career Development Award
  • (1978)
    Best Paper Published in Computer
  • (1986)
    Janssen Lecture of Society for Cardiac Anesthesia
  • (1992)
    Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • (1992-1997)
    Associate Editor, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • (1996)
    James Madison Freedom of Information Award, Society of Professional Journalists
  • (1996)
    Alton Ochsner Award of Special Recognition
  • (1997)
    UCSF Chancellor's Award for Public Service
  • (1998)
    American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Award
  • (1998)
    Gleitsman Foundation Citizen Activist Award
  • (1999)

    American Heart Association Rashkind Lecture
  • (1999)
    "Taking the Heat" Award, University of California Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program
  • (2000)
    Ralph R. Sachs Lecture, UCLA
  • (2000)
    Common Cause Public Service Achievement Award
  • (2000)
    Robert Wood Johnson Innovators in Substance Abuse Control
  • (2002)
    FAMRI Cahan Distinguished Professor Award
  • (2003)
    American Public Health Association, Alcohol and Other Drugs section Lifetime Achievement Award
  • (2005)
    Elected to Institute of Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Jiang N, Gonzalez M, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Relationship of Smokefree Laws and Alcohol Use with Light and Intermittent Smoking and Quit Attempts among US Adults and Alcohol Users. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0137023.
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  2. Kalkhoran S, Glantz SA. Modeling the Health Effects of Expanding e-Cigarette Sales in the United States and United Kingdom: A Monte Carlo Analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct 1; 175(10):1671-80.
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  3. Song AV, Dutra LM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA. Association of Smoke-Free Laws With Lower Percentages of New and Current Smokers Among Adolescents and Young Adults: An 11-Year Longitudinal Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Sep 8; 169(9):e152285.
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  4. Fulmer EB, Neilands TB, Dube SR, Kuiper NM, Arrazola RA, Glantz SA. Protobacco Media Exposure and Youth Susceptibility to Smoking Cigarettes, Cigarette Experimentation, and Current Tobacco Use among US Youth. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0134734.
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  5. Fallin A, Glantz SA. Tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing States: where tobacco was king. Milbank Q. 2015 Jun; 93(2):319-58.
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  6. Kalkhoran S, Sebrié EM, Sandoya E, Glantz SA. Effect of Uruguay's National 100% Smokefree Law on Emergency Visits for Bronchospasm. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):85-8.
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  7. Kearns CE, Glantz SA, Schmidt LA. Sugar Industry Influence on the Scientific Agenda of the National Institute of Dental Research's 1971 National Caries Program: A Historical Analysis of Internal Documents. PLoS Med. 2015 Mar; 12(3):e1001798.
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  8. Grana R, Benowitz N, Glantz S. Response to letter regarding article, "Electronic cigarettes: a scientific review". Circulation. 2015 Feb 10; 131(6):e342.
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  9. Song AV, Glantz SA. Assessing tobacco regulation: moving beyond economists. Tob Control. 2015 Mar; 24(2):123-4.
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  10. Fallin A, Roditis M, Glantz SA. Association of campus tobacco policies with secondhand smoke exposure, intention to smoke on campus, and attitudes about outdoor smoking restrictions. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jun; 105(6):1098-100.
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  11. McKee M, Chapman S, Daube M, Glantz S. The debate on electronic cigarettes. Lancet. 2014 Dec 13; 384(9960):2107.
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  12. Roditis ML, Wang D, Glantz SA, Fallin A. Evaluating california campus tobacco policies using the american college health association guidelines and the institutional grammar tool. J Am Coll Health. 2015 Jan; 63(1):57-67.
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  13. Hiilamo H, Glantz SA. Implementation of effective cigarette health warning labels among low and middle income countries: State capacity, path-dependency and tobacco industry activity. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jan; 124:241-5.
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  14. Hiilamo H, Glantz SA. Old wine in new bottles: Tobacco industry's submission to European Commission tobacco product directive public consultation. Health Policy. 2015 Jan; 119(1):57-65.
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  15. Dutra LM, Glantz SA. High international electronic cigarette use among never smoker adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Nov; 55(5):595-7.
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  16. Crosbie E, Gonzalez M, Glantz SA. Crosbie et Al. Respond. Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec; 104(12):e5.
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  17. Mamudu HM, Dadkar S, Veeranki SP, He Y, Barnes R, Glantz SA. Multiple streams approach to tobacco control policymaking in a tobacco-growing state. J Community Health. 2014 Aug; 39(4):633-45.
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  18. Dutra LM, Glantz SA. Youth tobacco use and electronic cigarettes--reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 168(8):776-7.
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  19. Crosbie E, Gonzalez M, Glantz SA. Health preemption behind closed doors: trade agreements and fast-track authority. Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep; 104(9):e7-e13.
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  20. Dutra LM, Glantz SA. Electronic cigarettes and conventional cigarette use among U.S. adolescents: a cross-sectional study. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 168(7):610-7.
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