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Jane Jih, MD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address1545 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-885-7563
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    University of California San FranciscoMAS with Specialization in Implementation Science2014Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    University of California San FranciscoPrimary Care Research Fellow2014General Internal Medicine
    Mercy Hospital and Medical CenterChief Residency2012Medicine
    University of Chicago Medical CenterInternship & Residency2011Medicine
    University of Illinois at ChicagoMD2008Medicine
    University of Illinois at ChicagoMPH2008Epidemiology
    University of Illinois at ChicagoBA2003Psychology
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    American Geriatrics Society 2016Presidential Poster Award - Health and Healthcare Disparities Category
    UCSF Pepper Center2015 - 2016Research Career Development Award
    National Institute on Aging2015Butler Williams Scholars Program (Summer Science Institute)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities2014 - 2018Loan Repayment Program Recipient
    Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health of the American Public Health Association2014Best Published Paper Award
    University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health2008Delta Omega
    Albert Schweitzer Fellowship2007 - 2008Albert Schweitzer Fellow
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine2007Gold Humanism Honor Society
    JW Saxe Memorial Fund2002Prize for Public Service
    University of Illinois at Chicago2002Phi Beta Kappa
    National Security Education Program 2002 - 2003Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad (Taiwan)

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    My research focuses reducing health disparities among older minority and immigrant populations by leveraging technology to support patient-centered care and outcomes. As a practicing general internist, I aim to design and test innovative technology-based interventions for primary care that are person-centered and bridge the community and clinical settings to improve chronic disease management in diverse aging populations.

    My current research program has focused on developing Photovoice, a participatory methodology, as a technology-based tool for older adult patients in the clinical setting. I have completed a community-based study to explore the attitudes and beliefs surrounding the dietary behaviors of older Filipino adults with cardiovascular disease. In this pilot study, I used Photovoice guided focus groups, where participants use photos to communicate their “food experience” to facilitate 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.

    In the Photos to Promote Health study, supported by UCSF Pepper Center, I have developed a novel Photovoice intervention to assess dietary behaviors and their contextual factors and to facilitate patient-provider communication on this topic in the clinical setting among older adults with chronic disease.


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    Developing and Implementing a Heart Healthy Integrative Diet for Chinese American Patients
    Mount Zion Health Fund P0515824Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identifying and Assessing Food Insecurity In Older Diverse Primary Care Patients
    NIH R03AG050880Aug 15, 2015 - May 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Woo K, Stewart SL, Le GM, Burke A, Gildengorin G, Pasick RJ, Wang J, Chan E, Fung LC, Jih J, McPhee SJ. Colorectal Cancer Screening and Chinese Americans: Efficacy of Lay Health Worker Outreach and Print Materials. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Dec 01. PMID: 27986352.
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    2. Jih J, Le G, Woo K, Tsoh JY, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Burke A, Wong C, Chan E, Fung LC, Yu F, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Educational Interventions to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Older Chinese Americans: A Cluster-Randomized Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jun; 106(6):1092-8. PMID: 26985605.
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    3. Jih J, Vittinghoff E, Fernandez A. Patient-physician language concordance and use of preventive care services among limited English proficient Latinos and Asians. Public Health Rep. 2015 Mar-Apr; 130(2):134-42. PMID: 25729102; PMCID: PMC4315854 [Available on 03/01/16].
    4. Bares S, Steinbeck J, Bence L, Kordik A, Acree ME, Jih J, Farnan J, Watson S, Rasinski K, Schneider J, Pitrak D. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Ordering Patterns for Routine HIV Screening among Resident Physicians at an Urban Medical Center. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 Jul; 15(4):320-7. PMID: 25320147.
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    5. Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 65:1-6. PMID: 24736092; PMCID: PMC4217157.
    6. Yeh SH, Tsai CY, Kao JH, Liu CJ, Kuo TJ, Lin MW, Huang WL, Lu SF, Jih J, Chen DS, Chen PJ. Quantification and genotyping of hepatitis B virus in a single reaction by real-time PCR and melting curve analysis. J Hepatol. 2004 Oct; 41(4):659-66. PMID: 15464248.
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    7. Tzavos A, Jih J, Ragozzino ME. Differential effects of M1 muscarinic receptor blockade and nicotinic receptor blockade in the dorsomedial striatum on response reversal learning. Behav Brain Res. 2004 Sep 23; 154(1):245-53. PMID: 15302131; PMCID: PMC3206590.
    8. Ragozzino ME, Jih J, Tzavos A. Involvement of the dorsomedial striatum in behavioral flexibility: role of muscarinic cholinergic receptors. Brain Res. 2002 Oct 25; 953(1-2):205-14. PMID: 12384254.
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