Dr. Malone is internationally known for her research on the tobacco industry, focused broadly on the public relations aspects of the tobacco epidemic, particularly the strategic activities of U.S.-based companies aimed at undermining public health and tobacco control policy. She has also published studies examining the tobacco industry’s targeting of marginalized groups through both product advertising and corporate activities. Currently, she is studying the tobacco industry’s ‘corporate social responsibility’ initiatives and their implications for public health policy, the tobacco industry and the U.S. military, and why businesses voluntarily stop selling tobacco. Her research is funded by the NIH (National Cancer Institute) and the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. Dr. Malone is currently pursuing interests in how to begin to talk and think about an endgame strategy for the tobacco epidemic. She has served as an expert consultant to the CDC, the US Department of Justice, and the World Health Organization. Since 2009, she has served as editor-in-chief of the leading tobacco control policy journal, Tobacco Control, published by the British Medical Association.
Honors and Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award, Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Section, American Public Health Association, 2014
Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award, School of Nursing, UCSF, 2014
Nursing Alumni/Mary Harms Endowed Chair, UCSF School of Nursing, 2014
Humprey Oei Distinguished Lecture, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, 2013
Harold Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research, Institute for Health Policy Studies UCSF, 2012
Distinguished Scholar Award, Fulbright Commission, 2007-2008
Sybil Jacobs Award, Legacy Foundation, 2006
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2004
Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, UCSF, 2000
Edison T. Uno Award for Leadership, UCSF, 2000
B.S., 1989 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Philip Morris International-funded 'Foundation for a Smoke-Free World': analysing its claims of independence.
"You Want Your Guests to Be Happy in This Business": Hoteliers' Decisions to Adopt Voluntary Smoke-Free Guest-Room Policies.
'Stop me before I kill again': why Philip Morris International needs governments' help to quit smoking, and why governments need more pressure to do so.
"It Feels More Real": An Interpretive Phenomenological Study of the Meaning of Video Games in Adolescent Lives.
"It doesn't seem to make sense for a company that sells cigarettes to help smokers stop using them": A case study of Philip Morris's involvement in smoking cessation.
Policy coherence, integration, and proportionality in tobacco control: Should tobacco sales be limited to government outlets?
Shared vision, shared vulnerability: A content analysis of corporate social responsibility information on tobacco industry websites.
Marketing and the Most Trusted Profession: The Invisible Interactions Between Registered Nurses and Industry.
Tobacco is "our industry and we must support it": Exploring the potential implications of Zimbabwe's accession to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
"Tired of watching customers walk out the door because of the smoke": a content analysis of media coverage of voluntarily smokefree restaurants and bars.
"It's not a priority when we're in combat": public health professionals and military tobacco control policy.
Older smokers could be the strongest supporters for U.S. government regulation of tobacco: a focus group study.
Tobacco endgames: what they are and are not, issues for tobacco control strategic planning and a possible US scenario.
Military exceptionalism or tobacco exceptionalism: how civilian health leaders' beliefs may impede military tobacco control efforts.
'A question of balance': addressing the public health impacts of multinational enterprises in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Why strong tobacco control measures "can't" be implemented in the U.S. Military: a qualitative analysis.
For once, truth in tobacco advertising: it is 'better to die' than to not smoke (better for tobacco companies, that is).
"No me ponían mucha importancia": care-seeking experiences of undocumented Mexican immigrant women with chronic illness.
Tobacco control at twenty: reflecting on the past, considering the present and developing the new conversations for the future.
Why California retailers stop selling tobacco products, and what their customers and employees think about it when they do: case studies.
British American Tobacco's partnership with Earthwatch Europe and its implications for public health.
Forcing the Navy to sell cigarettes on ships: how the tobacco industry and politicians torpedoed Navy tobacco control.
"A delicate diplomatic situation": tobacco industry efforts to gain control of the Framingham Study.
Word wars and tobacco control: saying what needs saying that we don't yet know how to say, or saying it better.
"Our reach is wide by any corporate standard": how the tobacco industry helped defeat the Clinton health plan and why it matters now.
"Willful misconduct": how the US government prevented tobacco-disabled veterans from obtaining disability pensions.
Combining community participatory research with a randomized clinical trial: the Protecting the Hood Against Tobacco (PHAT) smoking cessation study.
The social and political context of the tobacco epidemic: nursing research and scholarship on the tobacco industry.
"Working to shape what society's expectations of us should be": Philip Morris' societal alignment strategy.
"If you know you exist, it's just marketing poison": meanings of tobacco industry targeting in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Is tobacco a gay issue? Interviews with leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Tobacco industry issues management organizations: creating a global corporate network to undermine public health.
"I always thought they were all pure tobacco": American smokers' perceptions of "natural" cigarettes and tobacco industry advertising strategies.
Racialized geography, corporate activity, and health disparities: tobacco industry targeting of inner cities.
Death at a discount: how the tobacco industry thwarted tobacco control policies in US military commissaries.
"It's like Tuskegee in reverse": a case study of ethical tensions in institutional review board review of community-based participatory research.
Pictures worth a thousand words: noncommercial tobacco content in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual press.
What makes an ad a cigarette ad? Commercial tobacco imagery in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual press.
The ethics of industry experimentation using employees: the case of taste-testing pesticide-treated tobacco.
New practical book helps nurses to help patients stop smoking using the five A's: ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange.
Taking it to the streets: responses of African American young adults to internal tobacco industry documents.
UCSF's new center for tobacco control research and education finds valuable lessons in the tobacco industry's internal documents.
Tobacco industry surveillance of public health groups: the case of STAT (Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco) and INFACT (Infant Formula Action Coalition).
Tobacco Control Policy And Strategy Tobacco Industry Activities Aimed At Undermining Public Health Tobacco Control In The US Military Corporate Social Responsibility And Health