Patricia Spratlen Etem has been reappointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, where she has served since 2010. She has been a consultant at Civic Communications Consulting since 2002. She was a director for research, policy and planning at BREATHE California from 2005 to 2009. Spratlen Etem was a regional tobacco control program director at Public Health Foundation Enterprises from 1993 to 2002. She earned a Master of Public Health degree in behavioral sciences from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.