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Grants and Honors


John Pierce

John Pierce is named as one of the most highly ranked (Top 20) researchers in the world in tobacco control – “Who are the 100 highest ranked researchers in the world in tobacco control for the years 1996-2017?”

John Bellettiere

John Bellettiere was awarded “Professor of the Year” in the CREST/MAS program and he and his co-authors, Andrea LaCroix and Mike LaMonte, won the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award given to the top performing U.S. abstract at the 2020 American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle Sessions

Jesse Nodora

Jesse Nodora was the recipient of the 2020 UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Outreach & Engagement

Grants and Awards

Sonia Jain

UCSF Sub (DOD Army Prime) – “TBI Endpoints Development (TED)”

Sonia Jain

University of Florida (NIH Prime) – “Analytical Validation of Tau and P‐Tau as acute and subacute prognostic biomarkers for complicated mild TBI

Wesley Thompson

UCLA Sub (NIH Prime) – “Population‐Level and Mechanistic Dissection of 17q21 Structural Variant Association with Psychiatric Traits”

Wesley Thompson

SRI Sub (NIH Prime) – “Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Alcohol and Consumption and Mental Health in Young People”

Yuyan Shi

NIH/NIDA (R01) – Using Behavioral Economics Approach to Examine Individual Preferences for Marijuana Products

Andrea LaCroix

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (NIH Prime) – “Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) Research Program”

Linda Hill

HRSA – “Primary Care Training and Enhancement‐Community Prevention and Maternal Health”

Tarik Benmarhnia

Columbia University (NIH Prime) – “Short and long‐term consequences of wildfires for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias”

Samantha Hurst

Veterans Medical Research Foundation PA – “Nicotine Cessation: Adapting a Counseling Program for Emerging Adults”

Angela Bazzi

NIH – K01 Transfer – “Implementing pre‐exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs”