Pamela Ling, MD
1545 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Education and Training
Degree or Training
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
Alcohol and tobacco co-use, Children/youth, Community-based organization, Education, HIV Prevention, Implementation Science, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, Policy advocacy, Smoking cessation, Social marketing, Social media, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Team science, Tobacco Use (cigarettes and smokeless tobacco), Web site, Young Adults
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Recent Articles (108)
Ling PM, Holmes LM, Jordan JW, Lisha NE, Bibbins-Domingo K. Bars, Nightclubs, and Cancer Prevention: New Approaches to Reduce Young Adult Cigarette Smoking. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3S1):S78-S85.
Schillinger D, Ling PM, Fine S, Boyer CB, Rogers E, Vargas RA, Bibbins-Domingo K, Chou WS. Reducing Cancer and Cancer Disparities: Lessons From a Youth-Generated Diabetes Prevention Campaign. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3S1):S103-S113.
Hiatt RA, Handley MA, Ling PM, Burchard E, Thakur N, Bibbins-Domingo K. Origins of Cancer Disparities in Young Adults: Logic Models to Guide Research. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3S1):S95-S102.
Hendlin YH, Elias J, Ling PM. The Pharmaceuticalization of the Tobacco Industry. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Aug 15; 167(4):278-280.
Llamas J, Holmes LM, Lisha NE, Ling PM. Psychometric evaluation of an abbreviated version of the intragroup marginalization inventory. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Jul 14; 1-20.
Popova L, McDonald EA, Sidhu S, Barry R, Richers Maruyama TA, Sheon NM, Ling PM. Perceived harms and benefits of tobacco, marijuana, and electronic vaporizers among young adults in Colorado: implications for health education and research. Addiction. 2017 Oct; 112(10):1821-1829.
Fallin-Bennett A, Lisha NE, Ling PM. Other Tobacco Product Use Among Sexual Minority Young Adult Bar Patrons. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3):327-334.
Jiang N, Gonzalez M, Ling PM, Young-Wolff KC, Glantz SA. Smoke-Free Laws and Hazardous Drinking: A Cross-Sectional Study among U.S. Adults. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Apr 13; 14(4).
Elias J, Hendlin Y, Chaffee BW, Ling PM. Don't throw smokeless tobacco users under the bus. Addict Behav. 2017 Apr 10.
Hoek J, Thrul J, Ling P. Qualitative analysis of young adult ENDS users' expectations and experiences. BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 07; 7(3):e014990.
Popova L, So J, Sangalang A, Neilands TB, Ling PM. Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products? Health Educ Behav. 2017 Aug; 44(4):598-612.
Kostygina G, England L, Ling PM. Kostygina et al. Respond. Am J Public Health. 2016 Dec; 106(12):e2-e3.
Kostygina G, Ling PM. Tobacco industry use of flavourings to promote smokeless tobacco products. Tob Control. 2016 Nov; 25(Suppl 2):ii40-ii49.
Gorukanti A, Delucchi K, Ling P, Fisher-Travis R, Halpern-Felsher B. Adolescents' attitudes towards e-cigarette ingredients, safety, addictive properties, social norms, and regulation. Prev Med. 2017 Jan; 94:65-71.
Burbank AD, Thrul J, Ling PM. A Pilot Study of Retail 'Vape Shops' in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tob Prev Cessat. 2016; 2(Suppl).
McDonald EA, Popova L, Ling PM. Traversing the triangulum: the intersection of tobacco, legalised marijuana and electronic vaporisers in Denver, Colorado. Tob Control. 2016 Oct; 25(Suppl 1):i96-i102.
Thrul J, Lisha NE, Ling PM. Tobacco Marketing Receptivity and Other Tobacco Product Use Among Young Adult Bar Patrons. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Dec; 59(6):642-647.
Lisha NE, Jordan JW, Ling PM. Peer crowd affiliation as a segmentation tool for young adult tobacco use. Tob Control. 2016 Oct; 25(Suppl 1):i83-i89.
Holmes LM, Ling PM. Workplace secondhand smoke exposure: a lingering hazard for young adults in California. Tob Control. 2017 Mar; 26(e1):e79-e84.
Holmes LM, Popova L, Ling PM. State of transition: Marijuana use among young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prev Med. 2016 Sep; 90:11-6.
Kalkhoran S, Lisha NE, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM. Evaluation of Bar and Nightclub Intervention to Decrease Young Adult Smoking in New Mexico. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Aug; 59(2):222-9.
Jiang N, Cortese DK, Lewis MJ, Ling PM. Booze and butts: A content analysis of the presence of alcohol in tobacco industry's lifestyle magazines. Addict Behav Rep. 2016 Jun 01; 3:14-20.
Kostygina G, England L, Ling P. New Product Marketing Blurs the Line Between Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Smokeless Tobacco Products. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jul; 106(7):1219-22.
Guillory J, Lisha N, Lee YO, Ling PM. Phantom smoking among young adult bar patrons. Tob Control. 2017 Mar; 26(2):153-157.
Lisha NE, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Holmes LM, Ling PM. The Social Prioritization Index and Tobacco Use Among Young Adult Bar Patrons. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Dec; 43(6):641-647.
Kalkhoran S, Padilla JL, Neilands TB, Ling PM. Multiple tobacco product use among young adult bar patrons in New Mexico. Prev Med. 2016 Feb; 83:16-21.
Popova L, Linde BD, Bursac Z, Talcott GW, Modayil MV, Little MA, Ling PM, Glantz SA, Klesges RC. Testing antismoking messages for Air Force trainees. Tob Control. 2016 Nov; 25(6):656-663.
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.
Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. The Tobacco Status Project (TSP): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a Facebook smoking cessation intervention for young adults. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 15; 15:897.
Lewis MJ, Ling PM. "Gone are the days of mass-media marketing plans and short term customer relationships": tobacco industry direct mail and database marketing strategies. Tob Control. 2016 Jul; 25(4):430-6.
Fallin A, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM. Social Branding to Decrease Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Young Adult Smoking. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):983-9.
Guillory J, Johns M, Farley SM, Ling PM. Loose Cigarette Purchasing and Nondaily Smoking Among Young Adult Bar Patrons in New York City. Am J Public Health. 2015 Aug; 105(8):e140-7.
Dewhirst T, Lee WB, Fong GT, Ling PM. Exporting an Inherently Harmful Product: The Marketing of Virginia Slims Cigarettes in the United States, Japan, and Korea. J Bus Ethics. 2016 Nov; 139(1):161-181.
Chan A, Douglas MR, Ling PM. Oklahoma Retailers' Perspectives on Mutual Benefit Exchange to Limit Point-of-Sale Tobacco Advertisements. Health Promot Pract. 2015 Sep; 16(5):699-706.
Kalkhoran S, Grana RA, Neilands TB, Ling PM. Dual use of smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes with cigarettes and cessation. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Mar; 39(2):277-84.
McDonald EA, Ling PM. One of several 'toys' for smoking: young adult experiences with electronic cigarettes in New York City. Tob Control. 2015 Nov; 24(6):588-93.
Fallin A, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Hong JS, Ling PM. Wreaking "havoc" on smoking: social branding to reach young adult "partiers" in Oklahoma. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jan; 48(1 Suppl 1):S78-85.
Lisha NE, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Ramo DE. Prevalence and Correlates of Social Smoking in Young Adults: Comparisons of Behavioral and Self-Identified Definitions. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Sep; 17(9):1076-84.
Kostygina G, Glantz SA, Ling PM. Tobacco industry use of flavours to recruit new users of little cigars and cigarillos. Tob Control. 2016 Jan; 25(1):66-74.
Yao T, Jiang N, Grana R, Ling PM, Glantz SA. A content analysis of electronic cigarette manufacturer websites in China. Tob Control. 2016 Mar; 25(2):188-94.
Jiang N, Lee YO, Ling PM. Young adult social smokers: their co-use of tobacco and alcohol, tobacco-related attitudes, and quitting efforts. Prev Med. 2014 Dec; 69:166-71.
Popova L, Ling PM. Nonsmokers' responses to new warning labels on smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes: an experimental study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 25; 14:997.
Jiang N, Lee YO, Ling PM. Association between tobacco and alcohol use among young adult bar patrons: a cross-sectional study in three cities. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 24; 14:500.
Grana RA, Ling PM, Benowitz N, Glantz S. Electronic cigarettes. Cardiology patient page. Circulation. 2014 May 13; 129(19):e490-2.
Wackowski OA, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD, Ling PM. Smokeless Tobacco Risk Comparison and Other Debate Messages in the News. Health Behav Policy Rev. 2014 May; 1(3):183-190.
Grana RA, Popova L, Ling PM. A longitudinal analysis of electronic cigarette use and smoking cessation. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May; 174(5):812-3.
Kram Y, Klesges RC, Ebbert JO, Talcott W, Neilands TB, Ling PM. Dual tobacco user subtypes in the U.S. Air Force: dependence, attitudes, and other correlates of use. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Sep; 16(9):1216-23.
Grana RA, Ling PM. "Smoking revolution": a content analysis of electronic cigarette retail websites. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):395-403.
Ling PM, Lee YO, Hong J, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Glantz SA. Social branding to decrease smoking among young adults in bars. Am J Public Health. 2014 Apr; 104(4):751-60.
Brown-Johnson CG, England LJ, Glantz SA, Ling PM. Tobacco industry marketing to low socioeconomic status women in the U.S.A. Tob Control. 2014 Nov; 23(e2):e139-46.
Popova L, Kostygina G, Sheon NM, Ling PM. A qualitative study of smokers' responses to messages discouraging dual tobacco product use. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):206-21.
Lee YO, Bahreinifar S, Ling PM. Understanding tobacco-related attitudes among college and noncollege young adult hookah and cigarette users. J Am Coll Health. 2014; 62(1):10-8.
Fallin A, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM. Secondhand smoke exposure among young adult sexual minority bar and nightclub patrons. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):e148-53.
Kalkhoran S, Neilands TB, Ling PM. Secondhand smoke exposure and smoking behavior among young adult bar patrons. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov; 103(11):2048-55.
Popova L, Ling PM. Perceptions of relative risk of snus and cigarettes among US smokers. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov; 103(11):e21-3.
Jiang N, Ling P. Vested Interests in addiction research and policy. Alliance between tobacco and alcohol industries to shape public policy. Addiction. 2013 May; 108(5):852-64.
Lee YO, Jordan JW, Djakaria M, Ling PM. Using peer crowds to segment Black youth for smoking intervention. Health Promot Pract. 2014 Jul; 15(4):530-7.
Jiang N, Ling PM. Impact of alcohol use and bar attendance on smoking and quit attempts among young adult bar patrons. Am J Public Health. 2013 May; 103(5):e53-61.
Popova L, Ling PM. Alternative tobacco product use and smoking cessation: a national study. Am J Public Health. 2013 May; 103(5):923-30.
Popova L, Neilands TB, Ling PM. Testing messages to reduce smokers' openness to using novel smokeless tobacco products. Tob Control. 2014 Jul; 23(4):313-21.
Wackowski OA, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD, Ling PM. A content analysis of smokeless tobacco coverage in U.S. newspapers and news wires. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Jul; 15(7):1289-96.
Kalkhoran S, Ling PM. Extending the health benefits of clean indoor air policies. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 26; 172(21):1642-3.
Delnevo CD, Wackowski OA, Giovenco DP, Manderski MT, Hrywna M, Ling PM. Examining market trends in the United States smokeless tobacco use: 2005-2011. Tob Control. 2014 Mar; 23(2):107-12.
Lee S, Ling PM, Glantz SA. The vector of the tobacco epidemic: tobacco industry practices in low and middle-income countries. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:117-29.
Gonzalez M, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Planting trees without leaving home: tobacco company direct-to-consumer CSR efforts. Tob Control. 2012 May; 21(3):363-5.
Berg CJ, Ling PM, Hayes RB, Berg E, Nollen N, Nehl E, Choi WS, Ahluwalia JS. Smoking frequency among current college student smokers: distinguishing characteristics and factors related to readiness to quit smoking. Health Educ Res. 2012 Feb; 27(1):141-50.
Bahreinifar S, Sheon NM, Ling PM. Is snus the same as dip? Smokers' perceptions of new smokeless tobacco advertising. Tob Control. 2013 Mar; 22(2):84-90.
Jiang N, Ling PM. Reinforcement of smoking and drinking: tobacco marketing strategies linked with alcohol in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2011 Oct; 101(10):1942-54.
Mukherjea A, Morgan PA, Snowden LR, Ling PM, Ivey SL. Social and cultural influences on tobacco-related health disparities among South Asians in the USA. Tob Control. 2012 Jul; 21(4):422-8.
Grana RA, Glantz SA, Ling PM. Electronic nicotine delivery systems in the hands of Hollywood. Tob Control. 2011 Nov; 20(6):425-6.
Song AV, Ling PM. Social smoking among young adults: investigation of intentions and attempts to quit. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jul; 101(7):1291-6.
Cortese DK, Ling PM. Enticing the New Lad: Masculinity as a Product of Consumption in Tobacco Industry-Developed Lifestyle Magazines. Men Masc. 2011 Apr; 14(1):4-30.
Glantz SA, Ling PM. Misleading conclusions from Altria researchers about population health effects of dual use. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011 Apr; 13(4):296; author reply 297.
Berg CJ, Ling PM, Guo H, Windle M, Thomas JL, Ahluwalia JS, An LC. Using Market Research to Characterize College Students and Identify Potential Targets for Influencing Health Behaviors. Soc Mar Q. 2010 Dec; 16(4):41-69.
Mejia AB, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Quantifying the effects of promoting smokeless tobacco as a harm reduction strategy in the USA. Tob Control. 2010 Aug; 19(4):297-305.
Schane RE, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Health effects of light and intermittent smoking: a review. Circulation. 2010 Apr 06; 121(13):1518-22.
Mejia AB, Ling PM. Tobacco industry consumer research on smokeless tobacco users and product development. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jan; 100(1):78-87.
Ling PM, Haber LA, Wedl S. Branding the rodeo: a case study of tobacco sports sponsorship. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jan; 100(1):32-41.
Schane RE, Glantz SA, Ling PM. Nondaily and social smoking: an increasingly prevalent pattern. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Oct 26; 169(19):1742-4.
Schane RE, Glantz SA, Ling PM. Social smoking implications for public health, clinical practice, and intervention research. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Aug; 37(2):124-31.
Cortese DK, Lewis MJ, Ling PM. Tobacco industry lifestyle magazines targeted to young adults. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep; 45(3):268-80.
Ling PM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA. Young adult smoking behavior: a national survey. Am J Prev Med. 2009 May; 36(5):389-394.e2.
Mars SG, Ling PM. Meanings & motives. Experts debating tobacco addiction. Am J Public Health. 2008 Oct; 98(10):1793-802.
Schneider NK, Ling PM. How tobacco protects you against the flu. Tob Control. 2008 Jun; 17(3):215-6.
Anderson SJ, Ling PM. "And they told two friends...and so on": RJ Reynolds' viral marketing of Eclipse and its potential to mislead the public. Tob Control. 2008 Aug; 17(4):222-9.
Braun S, Mejia R, Ling PM, Pérez-Stable EJ. Tobacco industry targeting youth in Argentina. Tob Control. 2008 Apr; 17(2):111-7.
Chibber KS, Kaplan RL, Padian NS, Anderson SJ, Ling PM, Acharya N, Van Dyke C, Krishnan S. A common pathway toward women's health. Glob Public Health. 2008; 3(1):26-38.
Song AV, Ling PM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA. Smoking in movies and increased smoking among young adults. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Nov; 33(5):396-403.
Anderson SJ, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Implications of the federal court order banning the terms "light" and "mild": what difference could it make? Tob Control. 2007 Aug; 16(4):275-9.
Ling PM, Neilands TB, Nguyen TT, Kaplan CP. Psychographic segments based on attitudes about smoking and lifestyle among Vietnamese-American adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Jul; 41(1):51-60.
Ling PM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA. The effect of support for action against the tobacco industry on smoking among young adults. Am J Public Health. 2007 Aug; 97(8):1449-56.
Hafez N, Ling PM. Finding the Kool Mixx: how Brown & Williamson used music marketing to sell cigarettes. Tob Control. 2006 Oct; 15(5):359-66.
Anderson SJ, Pollay RW, Ling PM. Taking ad-Vantage of lax advertising regulation in the USA and Canada: reassuring and distracting health-concerned smokers. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Oct; 63(8):1973-85.
Anderson SJ, Dewhirst T, Ling PM. Every document and picture tells a story: using internal corporate document reviews, semiotics, and content analysis to assess tobacco advertising. Tob Control. 2006 Jun; 15(3):254-61.
Ling PM, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry consumer research on socially acceptable cigarettes. Tob Control. 2005 Oct; 14(5):e3.
Hafez N, Ling PM. How Philip Morris built Marlboro into a global brand for young adults: implications for international tobacco control. Tob Control. 2005 Aug; 14(4):262-71.
Toll BA, Ling PM. The Virginia Slims identity crisis: an inside look at tobacco industry marketing to women. Tob Control. 2005 Jun; 14(3):172-80.
Bansal R, John S, Ling PM. Cigarette advertising in Mumbai, India: targeting different socioeconomic groups, women, and youth. Tob Control. 2005 Jun; 14(3):201-6.
Anderson SJ, Glantz SA, Ling PM. Emotions for sale: cigarette advertising and women's psychosocial needs. Tob Control. 2005 Apr; 14(2):127-35.
Lambert A, Sargent JD, Glantz SA, Ling PM. How Philip Morris unlocked the Japanese cigarette market: lessons for global tobacco control. Tob Control. 2004 Dec; 13(4):379-87.
Ling PM, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry research on smoking cessation. Recapturing young adults and other recent quitters. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 May; 19(5 Pt 1):419-26.
Ling PM, Glantz SA. Using tobacco-industry marketing research to design more effective tobacco-control campaigns. JAMA. 2002 Jun 12; 287(22):2983-9.
Ling PM, Glantz SA. Nicotine addiction, young adults, and smoke-free bars. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2002 Jun; 21(2):101-4.
Ling PM, Glantz SA. Why and how the tobacco industry sells cigarettes to young adults: evidence from industry documents. Am J Public Health. 2002 Jun; 92(6):908-16.
Landman A, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry youth smoking prevention programs: protecting the industry and hurting tobacco control. Am J Public Health. 2002 Jun; 92(6):917-30.
Sepe E, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Smooth moves: bar and nightclub tobacco promotions that target young adults. Am J Public Health. 2002 Mar; 92(3):414-9.
Tripp CS, Gately MK, Hakimi J, Ling P, Unanue ER. Neutralization of IL-12 decreases resistance to Listeria in SCID and C.B-17 mice. Reversal by IFN-gamma. J Immunol. 1994 Feb 15; 152(4):1883-7.
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