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Scholar's Tobacco Advocacy and Research Program


Consider applying to be a STAR Scholar for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Sign up here to be notified when applications open in early 2024.


Changing the Face of Anti-Tobacco Advocacy and Research

The STAR program is a joint program by UC San Diego and California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) that offers individuals with limited previous experience in the tobacco field an opportunity to join our community of researchers and advocates. We are dedicated to advancing the understanding of tobacco use and its impact on public health. STAR is designed to provide aspiring researchers and advocates with personalized guidance, support, and resources to develop their skills, knowledge, and expertise in the field. Through our program, you will have the chance to learn from experts, engage in cutting-edge research, and actively participate in advocacy efforts aimed at reducing tobacco use and promoting tobacco control policies. Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on public health and engage in the global fight against tobacco-related diseases.

More About Our Program

Meet Our Scholars

Get to know the awesome students who are currently part of the STAR program.

2023-2024 Scholars


Gain insights and expand your professional network by engaging with renowned leaders in the field of tobacco research and advocacy.

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Upcoming Events

A snapshot of key events and activities for the academic year.

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Leadership Team

Meet the visionary and dynamic individuals who drive our program's success.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the Scholar's Tobacco Advocacy and Research (STAR) Program, please contact our program coordinator, Samantha Perera

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