Jeremiah Mock, MSc, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #114Q
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California DavisBA06/1986International Relations
    Universidade Federal de Viçosa, BrazilVisiting Scholar11/1988Anthropology and Rural Sociology
    University of California DavisMSc06/1994International Agricultural Development
    University of California San Francisco and UC BerkeleyPhD12/2000Medical Anthropology
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    University of California1994  - 95UC Regents’ Fellowship
    University of California1995  - 96UC Regents’ Fellowship
    National Association of Graduate and Professional Students 1997President’s Award
    U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs1997  - 98Fulbright IIE Fellowship, Thailand
    University of California San Francisco1998  - 99Graduate Dean’s Fellowship
    University of California San Francisco1998  - 99Graduate Research Fellowship
    University of California1999  - 00UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship
    NIH/National Center on Minority Health2002  - 05Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program
    University of California San Francisco2006  - 08Champion of Diversity
    University of California San Francisco2007  - 09School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity in Action (DIVA) Committee

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    Dr. Mock conducts collaborative action research examining how people’s cultural context shapes their patterns of tobacco/nicotine use. As a health anthropologist, for over two decades he has focused on examining how and why people’s lived experience of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure is deeply rooted in culture. His research explores how cultural and political-economic change can influence tobacco use within a cultural group. He is now working on the tobacco/nicotine endgame. His work has recently expanded into examining the cultural phenomena of young people’s use of e-cigarettes, heated tobacco product (e.g., IQOS), and cannabis products.

    Currently, Dr. Mock is principal investigator of a four-year study in California and the Pacific Rim focused on generating evidence to support denormalization of smoking and vaping in the great outdoors. Through the analysis of tobacco industry documents and tobacco advertising, Dr. Mock and his collaborators are identifying strategies that tobacco companies have used to propagate use of their products in outdoor settings. At parks and beaches throughout California, Japan and Thailand, Dr. Mock and his team are conducting interviews, making observations and collecting discarded waste from the use of combustible tobacco, e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products and cannabis. The goal of this study is to document the environmental impacts and nuisance of smoking and vaping in outdoor recreational areas, marine environments and wilderness habitats.

    He is also principal investigator on a participatory pilot study on further documenting e-cigarette waste contamination at high schools and heated tobacco product waste at parks and recreational areas in Japan and California. In this study, his colleagues are conducting ecotoxicological analyses of collected items.

    Recently, Dr. Mock led the first-of-its-kind garbology study on how teen “juuling” and use of cigarettes, cigarillos, and cannabis are polluting high school environments. His publications include the first study to document high levels of secondhand smoke exposure at popular beaches, and one of the first studies showing that beaches are heavily polluted from tobacco waste. He has also published research on the burden of secondhand smoke exposure on the respiratory health of Thai children, tobacco company interference in Thailand, waterpipe use in Syria, and smoking patterns among Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant communities in the U.S.

    Dr. Mock teaches courses on health promotion planning and evaluation, public health research methods, and intercultural communication. He has conducted trainings on health anthropology and evaluation research for the Ministries of Public Health in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, with Osaka Prefecture Department of Public Health, and at the WHO Kobe Health Development Research Center.
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    Environmental Toxicity of Electronic Cigarette and Heated Tobacco Product Components and Waste
    California Tobacco-related Disease Research Program T32IP5382Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2024
    Tobacco Product Waste White Paper
    California Department of Public Health / California Tobacco Control Program 20-10206Mar 1, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    UCSF Center for Endgame Planning
    California Department of Public Health / California Tobacco Control Program 19-10107Aug 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Policy Analyst
    Policy Research to Denormalize Tobacco Use in California and the Pacific Rim
    California Tobacco-related Disease Research Program 28MT-0082Dec 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Youth Substance Use Prevention in Central Marin County
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration DFC 080015Oct 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2022
    South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR)
    NIH UL1TR001450Aug 13, 2015 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health US
    NIH U58DP001015Sep 30, 2007 - Mar 29, 2013
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Establishment of the Syrian Center for Cancer
    NIH R03TW007233Jul 15, 2006 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NIH U01CA114640May 6, 2005 - Sep 29, 2012
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NIH R21TW006545Jul 1, 2003 - Jun 30, 2006
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Racial and Ethnics Approaches to Community Health
    NIH U50DP422184Sep 30, 2002 - Jan 31, 2008
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Establishment of the Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies
    NIH R01TW005962Jul 1, 2002 - Jun 30, 2008
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NIH U01CA086322Apr 4, 2000 - Mar 31, 2006
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Trash Taxonomy Tool: harmonizing classification systems used to describe trash in environments. Microplastics. 2023; 2(15). 34. Hapich H, Cowger W, Gray A, Tangri N, Hale T, Magdy A, Vermilye A, Yu W, Ayres D, Moore C, Vermilye J, Singh S, Haiman ANK, Youngblood K, Kang Y, McCauley M, Lok T, Moore S, Baggs E, Lippiatt S, Kohler P, Conley G, Taing J, Mock J. View Publication.
    2. Tobacco Product Waste in California: A White Paper. 2022. Novotyny TE, Bialous SA, Hill K, Hamzai L, Beutel M, Hoh E, Mock J, Matt GE. View Publication.
    3. Identifying correlates of salt reduction practices among rural, middle-aged Muslim Indonesians with hypertension through structural equation modeling. Nutr Health. 2023 Mar; 29(1):85-95. Mizutani M, Tashiro J, Sugiarto H, Mock J, Nakayama K. PMID: 35014883.
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    4. Uncovering Philip Morris International's Fundamental Strategies for Product Placement in Thailand: Spotlighting Industry Penetration to Advance the Endgame. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2021 Dec 01; 22(12):3789-3801. Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N, Hamann S, Mock J. PMID: 34967557; PMCID: PMC9080368.
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    5. A Review of Environmental Pollution from the Use and Disposal of Cigarettes and Electronic Cigarettes: Contaminants, Sources, and Impacts. Sustainability. 2021; 12994(13). MarcW. Beutel 1, * , Thomas C. Harmon 1, Thomas E. Novotny 2 , Jeremiah Mock 3 , Michelle E. Gilmore, Stephen C. Hart, Samuel Traina, Srimanti Duttagupta, Andrew Brooks , Christopher L. Jerde, Eunha Hoh, Laurie C. Van De Werfhorst, Van Butsic, Ariani C. Wartenberg, Patricia A. Holden. View Publication.
    6. The Implementation Activist: How One Determined Person with a Camera Has Achieved Enforcement of Smoke-Free Laws throughout Thailand. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2021 Nov 01; 22(S2):19-34. Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N, Pipattanachat V, Pitayarangsarit S, Hamann S, Mock J. PMID: 34780135.
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    7. Positive Deviance: Frequent Blood Pressure Monitoring Among Non-hypertensive Middle-aged Women in Rural Indonesia. Acta Med Indones. 2021 Oct; 53(4):397-406. Mizutani M, Sugiarto H, Bando H, Kondo I, Mock J. PMID: 35027486.
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    8. Touch Deeply: A new educational approach for teaching nursing students about their humanity and the art of caring before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing. 2021; (3):37-46. Masaki Moriyama, Jeremiah Mock. .
    9. Unboxed: US Young Adult Tobacco Users' Responses to a New Heated Tobacco Product. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 11 03; 17(21). Kim M, Watkins SL, Koester KA, Mock J, Kim HC, Olson S, Harvanko AM, Ling PM. PMID: 33153143; PMCID: PMC7662359.
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    10. Notes from the Field: Environmental Contamination from E-cigarette, Cigarette, Cigar, and Cannabis Products at 12 High Schools - San Francisco Bay Area, 2018-2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Oct 11; 68(40):897-899. Mock J, Hendlin YH. PMID: 31600185; PMCID: PMC6788397.
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    11. Secondhand smoke point-source exposures assessed by particulate matter at two popular public beaches in Thailand. J Public Health (Oxf). 2018 09 01; 40(3):527-532. Kungskulniti N, Charoenca N, Mock J, Hamann SL. PMID: 28977624.
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    12. Cigarette Waste in Popular Beaches in Thailand: High Densities that Demand Environmental Action. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 03 29; 15(4). Kungskulniti N, Charoenca N, Hamann SL, Pitayarangsarit S, Mock J. PMID: 29596385; PMCID: PMC5923672.
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    13. How Thailand's greater convergence created sustainable funding for emerging health priorities caused by globalization. Glob Health Action. 2015; 8:28630. Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N, Mock J, Hamann S, Vathesatogkit P. PMID: 26328948; PMCID: PMC4557089.
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    14. Culture, acculturation and smoking use in Hmong, Khmer, Laotians, and Vietnamese communities in Minnesota. BMC Public Health. 2014 Aug 04; 14:791. Burgess DJ, Mock J, Schillo BA, Saul JE, Phan T, Chhith Y, Alesci N, Foldes SS. PMID: 25087937; PMCID: PMC4148553.
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    15. Cultivating greater well-being: The benefits Thai organic farmers experience from adopting Buddhist eco-spirituality. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. 2014; DOI 10.1007/s10806-014-9500-4. Kaufman AH, Mock J .
    16. Determining the burden of secondhand smoke exposure on the respiratory health of Thai children. Tob Induc Dis. 2013 Mar 18; 11(1):7. Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N, Tipayamongkholgul M, Sujirarat D, Lohchindarat S, Mock J, Hamann SL. PMID: 23506470; PMCID: PMC3607926.
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    17. Success counteracting tobacco company interference in Thailand: an example of FCTC implementation for low- and middle-income countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 04; 9(4):1111-34. Charoenca N, Mock J, Kungskulniti N, Preechawong S, Kojetin N, Hamann SL. PMID: 22690186; PMCID: PMC3366603.
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    18. Building tobacco control research in Thailand: meeting the need for innovative change in Asia. Health Res Policy Syst. 2012 Jan 28; 10:3. Hamann SL, Mock J, Hense S, Charoenca N, Kungskulniti N. PMID: 22284811; PMCID: PMC3305371.
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    19. A pleasure among friends: how narghile (waterpipe) smoking differs from cigarette smoking in Syria. Tob Control. 2008 Apr; 17(2):e3. Hammal F, Mock J, Ward KD, Eissenberg T, Maziak W. PMID: 18375726.
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    20. Effective lay health worker outreach and media-based education for promoting cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women. Am J Public Health. 2007 Sep; 97(9):1693-700. Mock J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Wong C, Doan H, Lai KQ, Nguyen KH, Nguyen TT, Bui-Tong N. PMID: 17329652; PMCID: PMC1963308.
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    21. Papanicolaou testing among Vietnamese Americans: results of a multifaceted intervention. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Jul; 31(1):1-9. Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Wong C, Lai KQ, Lam H, Mock J, Luong TN, Bui-Tong N, Ha-Iaconis T. PMID: 16777536.
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    22. Processes and capacity-building benefits of lay health worker outreach focused on preventing cervical cancer among Vietnamese. Health Promot Pract. 2006 Jul; 7(3 Suppl):223S-32S. Mock J, Nguyen T, Nguyen KH, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. PMID: 16760246.
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    23. The tobacco epidemic in Syria. Tob Control. 2006 Jun; 15 Suppl 1:i24-9. Ward KD, Eissenberg T, Rastam S, Asfar T, Mzayek F, Fouad MF, Hammal F, Mock J, Maziak W. PMID: 16723671; PMCID: PMC2563543.
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    24. Highlights/best practices of San Francisco's Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART). Cancer. 2005 Dec 15; 104(12 Suppl):2920-5. McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT, Mock J, Nguyen T, Lam H. PMID: 16270324; PMCID: PMC1704074.
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    25. Disparities in colorectal cancer screening rates among Asian Americans and non-Latino whites. Cancer. 2005 Dec 15; 104(12 Suppl):2940-7. Wong ST, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Mock J. PMID: 16276538; PMCID: PMC1810896.
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    26. Mapping the health and environmental situation in informal zones in Aleppo, Syria: report from the Aleppo household survey. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2005 Aug; 78(7):547-58. Maziak W, Ward KD, Mzayek F, Rastam S, Bachir ME, Fouad MF, Hammal F, Asfar T, Mock J, Nuwayhid I, Frumkin H, Grimsley F, Chibli M. PMID: 15999277.
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    27. Settling with danger: ethnographic assessment of community conditions and health problems in peri-urban settlements in Aleppo, Syria. Environment and Urbanization. 2005; 2(17):113-126. Hammal F, Mock J, Ward KD, Fouad MF, Beech BM, Maziak W.
    28. Qualitative research: contributions to the study of drug use, drug abuse, and drug use(r)-related interventions. Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1907-69. Nichter M, Quintero G, Nichter M, Mock J, Shakib S. PMID: 15587954.
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    29. Increasing Vietnamese-American physicians' knowledge of cervical cancer and Pap testing: impact of continuing medical education programs. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(3 Suppl 1):S122-7. Lai KQ, Nguyen TT, Mock J, McPhee SJ, Doan HT, Pham TH. PMID: 15682781.
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    30. Exploring the cultural context of tobacco use: a transdisciplinary framework. Nicotine Tob Res. 2003 Dec; 5 Suppl 1:S101-17. Unger JB, Cruz T, Shakib S, Mock J, Shields A, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Palmer P, Cruz JD, Edsall E, Gritz ER, Glynn T, Johnson CA. PMID: 14668090.
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    31. Why most women in Syria do not smoke: can the passive barrier of traditions be replaced with an information-based one? Public Health. 2003 Jul; 117(4):237-41. Maziak W, Asfar T, Mock J. PMID: 12966743.
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    32. Encouraging Vietnamese-American women to obtain Pap tests through lay health worker outreach and media education. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Jul; 18(7):516-24. Lam TK, McPhee SJ, Mock J, Wong C, Doan HT, Nguyen T, Lai KQ, Ha-Iaconis T, Luong TN. PMID: 12848834; PMCID: PMC1494888.
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    33. The absence of cancer prevention for the Thai population in the U.S. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 2003 Summer-Autumn; 10(2):108-13. Wannasuntad S, May S, Mock J. PMID: 15509151.
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    34. Economic analysis of promotion of hepatitis B vaccinations among Vietnamese-American children and adolescents in Houston and Dallas. Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1):1289-96. Zhou F, Euler GL, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Lam T, Wong C, Mock J. PMID: 12777543; PMCID: PMC1617035.
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    35. Successful promotion of hepatitis B vaccinations among Vietnamese-American children ages 3 to 18: results of a controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1):1278-88. McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Euler GL, Mock J, Wong C, Lam T, Nguyen W, Nguyen S, Huynh Ha MQ, Do ST, Buu C. PMID: 12777542; PMCID: PMC1592334.
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    36. Predictors of cervical Pap smear screening awareness, intention, and receipt among Vietnamese-American women. Am J Prev Med. 2002 Oct; 23(3):207-14. Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Lam T, Mock J. PMID: 12350454; PMCID: PMC1592337.
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    37. Community-level determinants of child growth in an Indonesian tea plantation. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2000 May; 54 Suppl 2:S28-42. Paknawin-Mock J, Jarvis L, Jahari AB, Husaini MA, Pollitt E. PMID: 10902985.
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