Staff & Partners

CEASE Champions:

Dr. Cambria Garell, UCLA

Dr. Valerie Gribben, UCSF

Dr. Maria Huang, UCSD

Dr. Amanda Kosack, UCLA

Dr. Jyothi Marbin, UCSF (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Ulfat Shaikh, UC Davis

QI Lead: Jennifer Rasmussen, UCSF

Evaluation Lead: Dr. Kathleen Tebb, UCSF

Founding Advisors:

Cathy McDonald MD MPH

Project Director
Alameda County ATOD Provider Network
Oakland, CA

Jonathan Winickoff MD MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Center for Child & Adolescent Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Founding Advisory Committee Members


Seth Ammerman MD
Clinical Professor
Stanford School of Medicine

Christopher Anderson
Program Director
California Smokers’ Helpline

Desiree Backman DrPH, RD
Chief Prevention Officer
California Department of Health Care Services

Karen Barretto MD
Staff Physician
Kaiser Permanente

Geoffrey A. Booth MD
Medical Director
Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero

Janis Burger
Chief Executive Officer
First 5 Alameda County

Joanna Mimi Choi MD
Maternal Child Health Fellow
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities

Letitia Clark George MPP
Executive Director
American Academy of Pediatrics, California chapter 4

Muntu Davis MD MPH
Department Director & County Health officer
Alameda County Public Health Department

Jeremy Drehmer
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mark Friedman
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas J. Long Foundation

Tonya Gorham Gallow MSW
Program Director
Tobacco Control and Prevention Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Mark Ghaly MD MPH
Deputy Director for Community Health
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Liz Gregor MPH
Contracts Manager
First 5 Alameda County

Phyllis Hartigan MPH
Community Health Programs Consultant
Center for Healthier Communities
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Tipu Khan MD
CME Leaders Institute Faculty Member
Member of the Committee on Continuing Professional Development
CAFP Liaison to the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Quynh Kieu MD
Pediatrician, Fountain Valley Pediatrics
President, Project Vietnam Foundation

Neal Kohatsu MD MPH
Medical Director
California Department of Health Care Services

Gena Lewis MD
Staff Physician
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Carol McGruder
African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council

Bergen Nelson MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Steve Schroeder MD
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
UC San Francisco

Lyne Scott MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine,
Allergy and Immunology Division Chief,
Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program Director
Co-Director of the Breathmobile Program at LAC+USC Medical Center

Meg Siegel
Independent Creative Collaborator

Kathleen Tebb PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco

Elisa Tong MD MA
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California Davis

Brian Williams MD
Hospitalist Fellow
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego