Elizabeth Couch, RDH, MS

Tobacco Cessation
Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences
+1 415 476-9287
Tobacco Cessation

Elizabeth’s research interest include tobacco use in vulnerable populations and the role of dental professionals in tobacco prevention and cessation. Currently, she teaches in the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene program at UCSF, and is the project coordinator of a longitudinal study of tobacco use among California rural adolescents. In addition, she is a tobacco treatment specialist (TTS) and practices dental hygiene part time, where she is dedicated to addressing tobacco use among her patients.


Oral and periodontal implications of tobacco and nicotine products.

Periodontology 2000

Chaffee BW, Couch ET, Vora MV, Holliday RS

Adolescents' Substance Use and Physical Activity Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

JAMA pediatrics

Chaffee BW, Cheng J, Couch ET, Hoeft KS, Halpern-Felsher B

Beverage Advertisement Receptivity Associated With Sugary Drink Intake and Harm Perceptions Among California Adolescents.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Chaffee BW, Werts M, White JS, Couch ET, Urata J, Cheng J, Kearns C

Exposure to a Tobacco-Specific Carcinogen Among Adolescent Smokeless Tobacco Users in Rural California, United States.

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

Chaffee BW, Jacob P, Couch ET, Benowitz NL

Electronic cigarette and moist snuff product characteristics independently associated with youth tobacco product perceptions.

Tobacco Induced Diseases

Chaffee BW, Couch ET, Urata J, Cash D, Werts M, Halpern-Felsher B

Dental Hygienists' Knowledge Regarding Dental Implant Maintenance Care: A national survey.

Journal of dental hygiene : JDH

Zellmer IH, Couch ET, Berens L, Curtis DA

Limited-edition smokeless tobacco packaging: Behind the camouflage

Tobacco Induced Diseases

Couch ET, Urata J, Chaffee BW

Limited-edition smokeless tobacco packaging: Behind the camouflage.

Tobacco Induced Diseases

Couch ET, Urata J, Chaffee BW

Dental Professionals' Engagement in Tobacco, Electronic Cigarette, and Cannabis Patient Counseling.

JDR clinical and translational research

Chaffee BW, Urata J, Couch ET, Silverstein S

Predictors of Smokeless Tobacco Susceptibility, Initiation, and Progression Over Time Among Adolescents in a Rural Cohort.

Substance use & misuse

Chaffee BW, Couch ET, Urata J, Gansky SA, Essex G, Cheng J

Tobacco Counseling in Dental Settings

Journal of the California Dental Association

Couch ET, Urata J, Chaffee BW

Personalized periodontal treatment for the tobacco- and alcohol-using patient.

Periodontology 2000

Ryder MI, Couch ET, Chaffee BW

Nursing Administrators' Views on Oral Health in Long-Term Care Facilities: An exploratory study.

Journal of dental hygiene : JDH

Urata JY, Couch ET, Walsh MM, Rowe DJ

Perceived Flavored Smokeless Tobacco Ease-of-use and Youth Susceptibility.

Tobacco regulatory science

Chaffee BW, Urata J, Couch ET, Gansky SA

Adolescents' smokeless tobacco susceptibility by perceived professional baseball players' use.

Journal of public health dentistry

Chaffee BW, Couch ET, Gansky SA

Smokeless Tobacco Decision-Making Among Rural Adolescent Males in California.

Journal of community health

Couch ET, Darius E, Walsh MM, Chaffee BW

Perceptions Related to Use of Electronic Cigarettes among California College Students.

Journal of dental hygiene : JDH

Abadi S, Couch ET, Chaffee BW, Walsh MM

The changing tobacco landscape: What dental professionals need to know.

Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)

Couch ET, Chaffee BW, Gansky SA, Walsh MM

Conditional risk assessment of adolescents' electronic cigarette perceptions.

American journal of health behavior

Chaffee BW, Gansky SA, Halpern-Felsher B, Couch ET, Essex G, Walsh MM

Smoking: Tobacco trends.

British dental journal

Chaffee BW, Couch ET, Essex G, Walsh MM

Oral health perceptions of paediatric palliative care nursing staff.

International journal of palliative nursing

Couch E, Mead JM, Walsh MM