Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences
+1 415 476-3273

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.

Publications: 

US Media Coverage of Tobacco Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives.

Journal of community health

McDaniel PA, Lown EA, Malone RE

The "As-If" World of Nursing Practice: Nurses, Marketing, and Decision Making.

ANS. Advances in nursing science

Grundy Q, Malone RE

Blog fog? Using rapid response to advance science and promote debate.

Tobacco control

O'Connor R, Gartner C, Henriksen L, Hill S, Barnoya J, Cohen J, Malone RE

Reviewer awards.

Tobacco control

Malone RE

Why care about kids?

Tobacco control

Malone RE

The Race to a Tobacco Endgame.

Tobacco control

Malone RE

Cigarette prices and community price comparisons in US military retail stores.

Tobacco control

Poston WSC, Haddock CK, Jahnke SA, Smith E, Malone RE, Jitnarin N

Installation Tobacco Control Programs in the U.S. Military.

Military medicine

Smith EA, Poston WS, Haddock CK, Malone RE

Tobacco Pricing in Military Stores: Views of Military Policy Leaders.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Smith EA, Jahnke SA, Poston WS, Malone RE, Haddock CK

Perspectives of US military commanders on tobacco use and tobacco control policy.

Tobacco control

Poston WS, Haddock CK, Jahnke SA, Jitnarin N, Malone RE, Smith EA

Smoking or My Job? US Media Coverage of Nonsmoker-Only Hiring Policies.

PloS one

McDaniel PA, Cadman B, Offen N, Malone RE

Twitter users' reaction to a chain pharmacy's decision to end tobacco sales.

Tobacco induced diseases

McDaniel PA, Patzke H, Malone RE

Tobacco imagery in video games: ratings and gamer recall.

Tobacco control

Forsyth SR, Malone RE

The tobacco endgame: a qualitative review and synthesis.

Tobacco control

McDaniel PA, Smith EA, Malone RE

"What Is Our Story?" Philip Morris's Changing Corporate Narrative.

American journal of public health

McDaniel PA, Malone RE

Smoking in Video Games: A Systematic Review.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Forsyth SR, Malone RE

Coauthorship and 'soft colonialism'.

Tobacco control

Malone RE, Barnoya J

Tobacco use policy in military housing.

Military medicine

Smith EA, Rojo R, Malone RE

Duelling letters: which one would you sign?

Tobacco control

Gartner C, Malone RE

Is it time for a tobacco-free military?

The New England journal of medicine

Smith EA, Jahnke SA, Poston WS, Williams LN, Haddock CK, Schroeder SA, Malone RE

WHO FCTC article 5.3: promise but little progress.

Tobacco control

Malone RE, Bialous SA

It is time to plan the tobacco endgame.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Malone R, McDaniel P, Smith E

"A breath of fresh air worth spreading": media coverage of retailer abandonment of tobacco sales.

American journal of public health

McDaniel PA, Offen N, Yerger VB, Malone RE

Mediatory myths in the U.S. military: tobacco use as "stress relief".

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Smith EA, Malone RE

Journal policy on research funded by the tobacco industry.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Godlee F, Malone R, Timmis A, Otto C, Bush A, Pavord I, Groves T

Journal policy on research funded by the tobacco industry.

Thorax

Godlee F, Malone R, Timmis A, Otto C, Bush A, Pavord I, Groves T

Journal policy on research funded by the tobacco industry.

Heart (British Cardiac Society)

Godlee F, Malone R, Timmis A, Otto C, Bush A, Pavord I, Groves T

"They're going to die anyway": smoking shelters at veterans' facilities.

American journal of public health

Offen N, Smith EA, Malone RE

David Simpson steps down as News Editor.

Tobacco control

Malone RE

"The Big WHY": Philip Morris's failed search for corporate social value.

American journal of public health

McDaniel PA, Malone RE

Being part of something: transformative outcomes of a community-based participatory study.

Health promotion practice

Malone RE, McGruder C, Froelicher ES, Yerger VB

The effect of the internet on teen and young adult tobacco use: a literature review.

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

Forsyth SR, Kennedy C, Malone RE

Quid pro quo: tobacco companies and the black press.

American journal of public health

McCandless PM, Yerger VB, Malone RE

The social context of smoking cessation in China: an exploratory interview study.

Tobacco control

Zhang JY, Chan SS, Fong DY, Malone RE, Lam TH

Conveying misinformation: Top-ranked Japanese books on tobacco.

Tobacco induced diseases

Kanamori Y, Malone RE

"I'll be your cigarette--light me up and get on with it": examining smoking imagery on YouTube.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Forsyth SR, Malone RE

Misinformation about tobacco.

American journal of public health

Malone RE, Healton CG

Standing with those who seek justice.

Tobacco control

Malone RE

Contact me soon!!! Confidential, risk-free opportunity!

Tobacco control

Malone RE, Smith EA

Combining community participatory research with a randomized clinical trial: the Protecting the Hood Against Tobacco (PHAT) smoking cessation study.

Heart & lung : the journal of critical care

Froelicher ES, Doolan D, Yerger VB, McGruder CO, Malone RE

Economism, efficiency, and the moral ecology of good nursing practice.

The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmie`res

Weiss SM, Malone RE, Merighi JR, Benner P

The role of corporate credibility in legitimizing disease promotion.

American journal of public health

McDaniel PA, Malone RE

Children's secondhand smoke exposure in private homes and cars: an ethical analysis.

American journal of public health

Jarvie JA, Malone RE

Corporate philanthropy, lobbying, and public health policy.

American journal of public health

Tesler LE, Malone RE

False promises: the tobacco industry, "low tar" cigarettes, and older smokers.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Cataldo JK, Malone RE

Nicotine replacement therapy: perceptions of African-American smokers seeking to quit.

Journal of the National Medical Association

Yerger VB, Wertz M, McGruder C, Froelicher ES, Malone RE

Working to make a disease.

Tobacco control

Malone RE

Racialized geography, corporate activity, and health disparities: tobacco industry targeting of inner cities.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Yerger VB, Przewoznik J, Malone RE

Examining the impending gap in clinical nursing expertise.

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Orsolini-Hain L, Malone RE

'We will speak as the smoker': the tobacco industry's smokers' rights groups.

European journal of public health

Smith EA, Malone RE

Making big tobacco give in: you lose, they win.

American journal of public health

Wander N, Malone RE

Melanin and nicotine: A review of the literature.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Yerger VB, Malone RE

Confronting tobacco.

The American journal of nursing

Malone RE

What makes an ad a cigarette ad? Commercial tobacco imagery in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual press.

Journal of epidemiology and community health

Smith EA, Offen N, Malone RE

The tobacco industry and pesticide regulations: case studies from tobacco industry archives.

Environmental health perspectives

McDaniel PA, Solomon G, Malone RE

New practical book helps nurses to help patients stop smoking using the five A's: ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

The perimetric boycott: a tool for tobacco control advocacy.

Tobacco control

Offen N, Smith EA, Malone RE

Using marginalization theory to examine pedestrian injury: a case study.

ANS. Advances in nursing science

Cuttler SJ, Malone RE

"Muscling in" on state boards of nursing: a report from California.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Hackenschmidt A, Malone R

Advanced nursing training in health policy: designing and implementing a new program.

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Harrington C, Crider MC, Benner PE, Malone RE

Assessing the policy environment.

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Malone RE

Taking it to the streets: responses of African American young adults to internal tobacco industry documents.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Yerger VB, Daniel MR, Malone RE

Accustomed to enduring: experiences of African-American women seeking care for cardiac symptoms.

Heart & lung : the journal of critical care

Banks AD, Malone RE

Selling off or selling out? Medical schools and ethical leadership in tobacco stock divestment.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Wander N, Malone RE

Tobacco industry sponsorships: new image belies its deadly product.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Making the "hit list".

The American journal of nursing

Malone RE

Chasing the dollar: why scientists should decline tobacco industry funding.

Journal of epidemiology and community health

Malone RE, Bero LA

Vulnerable places: contextualizing health practices.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Malone RE

From adversary to target market: the ACT-UP boycott of Philip Morris.

Tobacco control

Offen N, Smith EA, Malone RE

The outing of Philip Morris: advertising tobacco to gay men.

American journal of public health

Smith EA, Malone RE

Distal nursing.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Malone RE

Nurse staffing ratios: progressive policy changes.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Altria means tobacco: Philip Morris's identity crisis.

American journal of public health

Smith EA, Malone RE

UCSF's new center for tobacco control research and education finds valuable lessons in the tobacco industry's internal documents.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Shareholder activism and health policies.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Economism, efficiency, and the moral ecology of good nursing practice.

The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmie`res

Weiss SM, Malone RE, Merighi JR, Benner P

Night shifts and breast cancer risk: policy implications.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Nursing, our public deaths, and the tobacco industry.

American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Malone RE

High school journalists' perspectives on tobacco.

Journal of health communication

Malone RE, Wenger LD, Bero LA

Cigar magazines: using tobacco to sell a lifestyle.

Tobacco control

Wenger LD, Malone RE, George A, Bero LA

When is a cigar not a cigar? African American youths' understanding of "cigar" use.

American journal of public health

Yerger V, Pearson C, Malone RE

Emergency nurses' hidden policy skills.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

The cigar revival and the popular press: a content analysis, 1987-1997.

American journal of public health

Wenger L, Malone R, Bero L

Cigar risk perceptions in focus groups of urban African American youth.

Journal of substance abuse

Malone RE, Yerger V, Pearson C

Research, the Internet, and the way things are.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Malone RE

Ergonomics, policy, and the ED nurse.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Dimensions of vulnerability in emergency nurses' narratives.

ANS. Advances in nursing science

Malone RE

Tobacco industry documents: treasure trove or quagmire?

Tobacco control

Malone RE, Balbach ED

Emergency department closures: policy issues.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE, Dohan D

Cigars, youth, and the Internet link.

American journal of public health

Malone RE, Bero LA

Should peer review be an open process?

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Whither the almshouse? Overutilization and the role of the emergency department.

Journal of health politics, policy and law

Malone RE

Against consumers.

Administrative radiology journal : AR

Malone RE

Ethical issues in publication of research.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Ethical issues in industry-sponsored research.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

"Carlos Doe, 'just a drunk'": ethical concerns.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Getting your study funded: tips for new researchers.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

Almost 'like family': emergency nurses and 'frequent flyers'.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

The ethics of exclusion and the myth of control.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone R

Standards not the answer to difficult flight nursing decisions.

Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Malone RE

The challenge of Third World nursing.

The American journal of nursing

Malone RE

The harmonics of nursing.

The American journal of nursing

Malone RE