Jane Jih, MD, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1545 Divisadero Street|
San Francisco CA 94115
|University of Illinois at Chicago||BA||Psychology||2003|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||M.D.||Medicine||2008|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||MPH||Epidemiology||2008|
|University of Chicago Medical Center||Internship & Residency||Medicine||2011|
|Mercy Hospital and Medical Center||Chief Residency||Medicine||2012|
|University of California San Francisco||Primary Care Research Fellow||General Internal Medicine||2014|
|University of California San Francisco||MAS with Specialization in Implementation Science||Epidemiology and Biostatistics||2014|
|American Geriatrics Society ||2016||Presidential Poster Award - Health and Healthcare Disparities Category|
|National Institute on Aging||2015
|UCSF Pepper Center||2015
||2016||Research Career Development Award|
|National Institute on Aging||2015||Butler Williams Scholars Program (Summer Science Institute)|
|National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities||2014
||2018||Loan Repayment Program Recipient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health of the American Public Health Association||2014||Best Published Paper Award |
|University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health||2008||Delta Omega|
|Albert Schweitzer Fellowship||2007
||2008||Albert Schweitzer Fellow|
|University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine||2007||Gold Humanism Honor Society|
|JW Saxe Memorial Fund||2002||Prize for Public Service|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||2002||Phi Beta Kappa|
|National Security Education Program ||2002
||2003||Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad (Taiwan)|
My research focuses on examining the role of socio-cultural and environmental determinants in diet-related chronic diseases in minority and immigrant groups, particularly among Asian Americans and in aging populations. My research program aims to design and test innovative interventions that bridge the clinical and community settings to address modifiable risk factors, such as dietary habits and physical activity, for diet-related chronic diseases and to explore how age, immigration, language, culture and communication impact these factors.
I recently completed a mixed methods community-based pilot study to explore the attitudes and beliefs surrounding the dietary behaviors of older Filipino adults with cardiovascular disease with a focus on how and why unhealthy eating habits may arise. We used participant surveys, Photovoice-guided focus groups and home visits to examine socio-cultural influences on dietary behaviors in this high risk population. I incorporated Photovoice, a CBPR methodology, where participants use photographs to communicate their “food experience” that can stimulate group discussion.
My current work funded by the National Institute on Aging (GEMSSTAR) focuses on the contribution of food insecurity in diverse older adult patients with multiple chronic conditions, to assess the utility of Photovoice in eliciting patient beliefs and behaviors regarding food insecurity and to assess feasibility, acceptability and potential impact of using Photovoice as a communication and assessment tool around food insecurity within a primary care setting. Through a pilot feasibility study supported by the UCSF Pepper Center, I am also exploring the utility, acceptability and potential impact of patient-generated images on their diet (an application of Photovoice) on primary care interactions around diet-sensitive chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. Lastly, I am also conducting a secondary analysis of the Health and Retirement Study to examine the relationship between food insecurity and multiple chronic conditions among older adults.
Immigrant health disparities, minority health disparities, diet-related chronic disease, dietary behaviors, minority aging, geriatric nutrition, food insecurity, obesity, diabetes, physical activity, multi-morbidity, Asian American health, Filipino American health, health communication, Photovoice, community based participatory research (CBPR), narrative medicine
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