Resource Center Team

Georg E. Matt, PhD

Georg E. Matt, PhD

Professor of Psychology
San Diego State University
Director, Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center

Dr. Matt is a Professor of Psychology in the College of Sciences at San Diego State University and a participating member at the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Dr. Matt’s research focuses on human exposure to tobacco smoke toxicants in real-world field settings and on strategies to protect nonsmokers from the exposure to tobacco smoke toxicants from secondhand and thirdhand smoke. 

Dr. Matt is the PI of the Thirdhand Smoke Dissemination, Outreach, and Resource Center (Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center) that will connect Thirdhand Smoke researchers with California’s diverse communities. The Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center will (1) establish web-based platform to share Thirdhand Smoke information and outcomes from consortium supported research with California residents, communities, tobacco groups, and business owners (Aim 1); (2) raise awareness among California residents through a social media campaign; (3) share what we know about Thirdhand Smoke with community groups, health professional, and relevant tobacco control stakeholder groups through a series of online workshops; and (4) engage community groups, health professionals, and business owners about adopt policies related to Thirdhand Smoke.

When Dr. Matt is not busy with his research and teaching, you can find him in San Diego’s backcountry trail-running and birding, in the backyard raising heirloom tomatoes and orchids, in the kitchen baking bread, or at an Aztecs basketball game.

Selected Publications Relevant to Thirdhand Smoke

Matt GE, Hoh E, Quintana PJE, Zakarian JM, Arceo J. Cotton pillows: A novel field method for assessment of thirdhand smoke pollution. Environ Res. 2019;168:206-10. Epub 2018/10/15. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.09.025. PubMed PMID: 30317105.

Quintana PJE, Hoh E, Dodder NG, Matt GE, Zakarian JM, Anderson KA, Akins B, Chu L, Hovell MF. Nicotine levels in silicone wristband samplers worn by children exposed to secondhand smoke and electronic cigarette vapor are highly correlated with child’s urinary cotinine. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. 2019. doi: 10.1038/s41370-019-0116-7.

Matt GE, Quintana PJE, Hoh E, Zakarian JM, Chowdhury Z, Hovell MF, Jacob P, Watanabe K, Theweny TS, Flores V, Nguyen A, Dhaliwal N, Hayward G. A Casino goes smoke free: a longitudinal study of secondhand and thirdhand smoke pollution and exposure. Tob Control. 2018. Epub 2018/02/14. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054052. PubMed PMID: 29439207.

Mahabee-Gittens EM, Merianos AL, Matt GE. Preliminary evidence that high levels of nicotine on children’s hands may contribute to overall tobacco smoke exposure. Tob Control. 2018;27(2):217-9. Epub 2017/04/01. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053602. PubMed PMID: 28360145; PMCID: PMC5623162.

Matt GE, Quintana PJE, Zakarian JM, Hoh E, Hovell MF, Mahabee-Gittens M, Watanabe K, Datuin K, Vue C, Chatfield DA. When smokers quit: exposure to nicotine and carcinogens persists from thirdhand smoke pollution. Tobacco Control. 2016. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053119.

Matt GE, Quintana PJ, Fortmann AL, Zakarian JM, Galaviz VE, Chatfield DA, Hoh E, Hovell MF, Winston C. Thirdhand smoke and exposure in California hotels: non-smoking rooms fail to protect non-smoking hotel guests from tobacco smoke exposure. Tob Control. 2014;23(3):264-72. Epub 2013/05/15. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050824. PubMed PMID: 23669058.

Matt GE, Quintana PJ, Zakarian JM, Fortmann AL, Chatfield DA, Hoh E, Uribe AM, Hovell MF. When smokers move out and non-smokers move in: residential thirdhand smoke pollution and exposure. Tob Control. 2011;20(1):e1. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.037382. PubMed PMID: 21037269; PMCID: 3666918.

Matt GE, Quintana PJ, Destaillats H, Gundel LA, Sleiman M, Singer BC, Jacob P, Benowitz N, Winickoff JP, Rehan V, Talbot P, Schick S, Samet J, Wang Y, Hang B, Martins-Green M, Pankow JF, Hovell MF. Thirdhand tobacco smoke: emerging evidence and arguments for a multidisciplinary research agenda. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119(9):1218-26. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1103500. PubMed PMID: 21628107; PMCID: 3230406.

Matt GE, Quintana PJ, Hovell MF, Chatfield D, Ma DS, Romero R, Uribe A. Residual tobacco smoke pollution in used cars for sale: air, dust, and surfaces. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008;10(9):1467-75. doi: 10.1080/14622200802279898. PubMed PMID: 19023838.

Matt GE, Quintana PJ, Hovell MF, Bernert JT, Song S, Novianti N, Juarez T, Floro J, Gehrman C, Garcia M, Larson S. Households contaminated by environmental tobacco smoke: sources of infant exposures. Tobacco Control. 2004;13(1):29-37. Epub 2004/02/27. PubMed PMID: 14985592; PMCID: 1747815.

Rachael Record, PhD

Rachael Record, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication
School of Communication
San Diego State University
Associate Director, Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center

Dr. Record is an Associate Professor of Communication in the College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts at San Diego State University and a Core Researcher with the Center for Communication, Health, & the Public Good. Dr. Record’s research, typically grounded in behavior change theories, employs mixed methods to examine campaign and intervention strategies to improve tobacco-related health behavior outcomes,

Dr. Record joined the Consortium in Fall 2017. She is a Co-I of the Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center, funded through the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. Her role in the center is to assist with the Center’s online footprint and oversee campaign strategies, including design, implementation, and evaluation.

When Dr. Record is not busy with research and teaching, you can find her with her husband and two dogs exploring San Diego’s communities, beaches, and mountains.

Selected Publications Relevant to Thirdhand Smoke

Record, R. A., Harrington, N. G., Helme, D., & Savage, M. W. (2018). Using the theory of planned behavior to guide focus group development of messages aimed at increasing compliance with a tobacco-free policy. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(1), 143-152. doi:10.1177/0890117116687467.

Record, R. A. (2017). Tobacco-free policy compliance behaviors among college students: A theory of planned behavior perspective. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 562-567. doi:10.1080/10810730.2017.1318984

Namkoong, K., Nah, S., Van Stee, S. K., & Record, R. A. (2017). Social media campaign effects: Moderating role of social capital in anti-smoking campaign communication. Health Communication. Early online publication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2016.1258616

Namkoong, K., Nah, S., Record, R. A., & Van Stee, S. K. (2017). Communication, reasoning, and planned behaviors: Unveiling the effects of interactive communication in an anti-smoking social media campaign. Health Communication, 32, 41-50. doi:10.1080/10410236.2015.1099501

Record, R. A., Helme, D., Savage, M. W., & Harrington, N. G. (2017). Let’s clear the air: A campaign that effectively increased compliance with a University’s tobacco-free policy. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45(1), 79-95. doi:10.1080/00909882.2016.1248471

Hahn E. J., Kolpek. J. K., Lee., E., Record, R., Wiggins, A. T., Butler, K. M., & Rayens, M. K. (2015). Rural print media and a tailored advocacy interventions for smoke-free policy. American Journal of Health Promotion. (early online publication). doi:10.4278/ajhp.140725-QUAN-364

Riker, C., Butler, K. M., Ricks, J., Record, R. A., Begley, K., Anderson, D., & Hahn, E. J. (2015). Creating effective media messaging for rural smoke-free policy. Public Health Nursing, 32, 613-624. doi: 10.1111/phn.12188

Cho, H., Lee, K., Hwang, Y., Richardson, P., Sidney, H., Teeters, E., Record, R., Riker, C., & Hahn, E. (2014). Outdoor tobacco smoke exposure at the perimeter of a tobacco-free university. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 64(8), 863-866. doi:10.1080/10962247.2014.896295

Butler, K. M., Begley, K., Riker, C., Gokun, Y., Anderson, D., Adkins, S., Record, R., & Hahn, E. (2014). Smoke-free coalition cohesiveness in rural tobacco-growing communities. Journal of Community Health, 39(3), 592-598. doi:10.1007/s10900-013-9804-8

Butler, K. M., Rayens, M. K., Adkins, S., Record, R., Langley, R., Derifield, S., McGinn, C., Murray, D. & Hahh, E. J. (2014). Culturally-specific smoking cessation outreach intervention in a rural community. Public Health Nursing, 31(1), 44-54. doi:10.1111/phn.12066

Lydia Greiner, DrPH, APRN

Lydia Greiner, DrPH, APRN

San Diego State University Research Foundation
Associate Director, Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center

Dr. Greiner is a Lecturer in Nursing at San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus and a Project Coordinator in the Measurement and Evaluation Research Group at San Diego State University Research Foundation. Dr. Greiner uses community-based research approaches to examine the relationships among man-made environmental hazards and health outcomes.

Dr. Greiner is the Coordinator for the Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center. In this role she will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Center. With more than twenty years of experience in community-based health promotion, she will collaborate with other members of the Center Team, thirdhand smoke researchers, and community stakeholders in the outreach and dissemination efforts of the Center.

When Dr. Greiner has free time, she enjoys hiking in and around southern California, exploring national parks, and cooking with her husband.

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