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    Janice Tsoh, PhD

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address401 Parnassus Ave.
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Research FellowPsychiatry1999

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      I am a practicing clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The mission of my research program is to promote health equity by developing accessible interventions to facilitate individuals' acquisition of skills and/or utilization of evidence-based treatment. These interventions aim to empower individuals to make informed health decisions, such as to be committed in tobacco abstinence or to obtain needed cancer screening, and to take an active role in caring for their own health, such as to learn about tools and resources and utilize them to achieve smoking abstinence. My current research program has two arms: 1) The primary arm focuses on nicotine dependence and smoking cessation treatment research in underserved populations, including Asian American smokers in community and primary care settings, currently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). 2) The secondary arm focuses on health promotion in Asian Americans using community-based participatory research approaches. These include promoting colorectal cancer screening, healthy nutrition and physical activity through peer and family outreach, and mobile interactive interventions.

      Since 2000, I have been actively involved in research and clinical teaching providing both didactic training and supervision to predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees at UCSF. My teaching mission is to tailor the training experience and the scope of the projects to each individual’s stage of career development. Many of my trainees are from ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the field of tobacco control or other health disciplines. Most of the trainees are also interested in conducting research targeting minority groups addressing the needs of California’s and the Nation’s diverse population. Establishing the next generation of research mentors is my favorite mission as an educator.

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      nicotine dependence, smoking cessation, health promotion, disease prevention, cancer prevention, health disparities, depression, substance abuse, community-based participatory research, cross-cultural psychology, minority health, Asian health, digital health, interactive intervention systems

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      1. Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Lo P, Stewart SL, Gildengorin GL, Tsoh JY, Jo AM, Kagawa-Singer ML, Sy AU, Cuaresma C, Lam HT, Wong C, Tran MT, Chen MS, et al. Lay health educators increase colorectal cancer screening among Hmong Americans: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2016 Aug 26. PMID: 27564924.
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      2. Tsoh JY, Sentell T, Gildengorin G, Le GM, Chan E, Fung LC, Pasick RJ, Stewart S, Wong C, Woo K, Burke A, Wang J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Healthcare Communication Barriers and Self-Rated Health in Older Chinese American Immigrants. J Community Health. 2016 Aug; 41(4):741-52. PMID: 26746205.
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      3. Uhm SY, Tsoh JY, Mackin RS, Gause M, Chan J, Franklin J, Eckfield M, Salazar M, Vigil O, Bain D, Stark S, Vega E, Delucchi KL, Mathews CA, et al. Comparison of a peer facilitated support group to cognitive behavior therapy: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial for hoarding disorder. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Jul 18. PMID: 27444427.
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      4. Sun A, Bui Q, Tsoh JY, Gildengorin G, Chan J, Cheng J, Lai K, McPhee S, Nguyen T. Efficacy of a Church-Based, Culturally Tailored Program to Promote Completion of Advance Directives Among Asian Americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Apr 21. PMID: 27103618.
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      5. 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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      6. Tsoh, JY. . Tweeting about physical activity: can tweeting the walk help keeping the walk?. mHealth. 2016; 2(3):6.
      7. Saw A, Paterniti D, Fung LC, Tsoh JY, Chen MS, K Tong E. Social Environmental Influences on Smoking and Cessation: Qualitative Perspectives Among Chinese-Speaking Smokers and Nonsmokers in California. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Feb 12. PMID: 26872641.
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      8. Kim JE, Tsoh JY. Cigarette Smoking Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Young Adults in Association With Food Insecurity and Other Factors. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016; 13:E08. PMID: 26766849.
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      9. Petersen AB, Tsoh JY, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ. Suffering in Silence: Impact of Tobacco Use on Communication Dynamics Within Vietnamese and Chinese Immigrant Families. J Fam Nurs. 2015 Dec 29. PMID: 26717960.
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      10. Guydish J, Gruber VA, Le T, Tajima B, Andrews KB, Leo H, Zura SK, Miller R, Tsoh JY. A Pilot Study of a Readiness Group to Increase Initiation of Smoking Cessation Services among Women in Residential Addiction Treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Apr; 63:39-45. PMID: 26825975.
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      11. Li WW, Tsoh JY. Recruiting and Retaining Chinese Elders in a Longitudinal Study: Lessons Learned. J Transcult Nurs. 2015 Oct 7. PMID: 26446140.
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      12. Tsoh JY, Burke NJ, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen A, Chan JL, Sun A, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. A Social Network Family-Focused Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese American Male Smokers: A Feasibility Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):1029-38. PMID: 26180229; PMCID: PMC4542845 [Available on 08/01/16].
      13. Tong EK, Fagan P, Cooper L, Canto M, Carroll W, Foster-Bey J, Hébert JR, Lopez-Class M, Ma GX, Nez Henderson P, Pérez-Stable EJ, Santos L, Smith JH, Tan Y, Tsoh J, Chu K. Working to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities from Tobacco: A Review of the National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):908-23. PMID: 26180215; PMCID: PMC4542844 [Available on 08/01/16].
      14. Munoz RG, Sorensen JL, Arean PA, Lieberman AF, Fields L, Gruber VA, Hall SM, Kramer JH, Leykin Y, McBurnett K, McQuaid JR, Pfiffner LJ, Prochaska JL, Scheidt SD, Shumway M, Tsoh JY, Van Horn P, Sosa H, McNiel DE. . Scientist-practitioner training at the internship and postdoctoral level: Reflections over three decades. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 2015; 9(2):105-112.
      15. Quach T, Tsoh JY, Le G, Le M, Pham A, Fu L, Luu V, Ngo K, Reynolds P. Identifying and understanding the role of key stakeholders in promoting worker health and safety in nail salons. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May; 26(2 Suppl):104-15. PMID: 25981092.
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      16. Sentell TL, Tsoh JY, Davis T, Davis J, Braun KL. Low health literacy and cancer screening among Chinese Americans in California: a cross-sectional analysis. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(1):e006104. PMID: 25564140; PMCID: PMC4289731.
      17. Mullen S, Gerbert B, Heaivilin N, Lin B, Page J, Tsoh JY. . What do parents say about their children's oral health on twitter?. J Pediatr Dent. 2015; 1(3):17-23.
      18. Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Chow E, Woo K, Nguyen TT. Engaging traditional medicine providers in colorectal cancer screening education in a chinese american community: a pilot study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E217. PMID: 25496557; PMCID: PMC4264464.
      19. Lindsay RP, Tsoh JY, Sung HY, Max W. Secondhand smoke exposure and serum cotinine levels among current smokers in the USA. Tob Control. 2016 Mar; 25(2):224-31. PMID: 25398561.
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      20. Tsoh J, Heaivilin N. Authors' response. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Nov; 145(11):1108-9. PMID: 25359639.
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      21. Spears W, Tsoh JY, Potter MB, Weller N, Brown AE, Campbell-Voytal K, Getrich CM, Sussman AL, Pascoe J, Neale AV. Use of community engagement strategies to increase research participation in practice-based research networks (PBRNs). J Am Board Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec; 27(6):763-71. PMID: 25381073.
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      22. Ahlwardt K, Heaivilin N, Gibbs J, Page J, Gerbert B, Tsoh JY. Tweeting about pain: comparing self-reported toothache experiences with those of backaches, earaches and headaches. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Jul; 145(7):737-43. PMID: 24982280; PMCID: PMC4430082.
      23. Webber WL, van Erp B, Stoddard P, Tsoh JY. Determinants of exposure to secondhand smoke among Vietnamese adults: California Vietnamese Adult Tobacco Use Survey, 2007-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E81. PMID: 24831285; PMCID: PMC4023674.
      24. Zhou H, Tsoh JY, Grigg-Saito D, Tucker P, Liao Y. Decreased smoking disparities among Vietnamese and Cambodian communities - Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) project, 2002-2006. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2014 Apr 18; 63 Suppl 1:37-45. PMID: 24743665.
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      25. 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.
      26. Tsang IK, Tsoh JY, Wong C, Le K, Cheng JW, Nguyen AN, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ. Understanding and use of nicotine replacement therapy and nonpharmacologic smoking cessation strategies among Chinese and Vietnamese smokers and their families. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E26. PMID: 24556252; PMCID: PMC3938957.
      27. Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le G, Wong C, Chow E, Fung L, Nguyen TT. . . Exploring a culturally relevant model of cancer prevention involving traditional Chinese medicine providers in a Chinese American Community. European J Integr Med. 2014; 6(1):21-28.
      28. Getrich CM, Sussman AL, Campbell-Voytal K, Tsoh JY, Williams RL, Brown AE, Potter MB, Spears W, Weller N, Pascoe J, Schwartz K, Neale AV. Cultivating a cycle of trust with diverse communities in practice-based research: a report from PRIME Net. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 11(6):550-8. PMID: 24218379; PMCID: PMC3823726.
      29. Cheng KW, Tsoh JY, Cui W, Li X, Kohrman M. Smoking intensity among male factory workers in Kunming, China. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 27(2):NP606-15. PMID: 23572373; PMCID: PMC4167973 [Available on 03/01/16].
      30. Sun AC, Kessell, ER, Tsoh JY, Chan JL, Cheng JW. . . A pilot study using a theatrical performance involving preschoolers to increase knowledge on breast cancer screening guidelines among Chinese American women. California Journal of Health Promotion. 2013; 11(2):73-79.
      31. Sun AC, Tsoh JY, Saw A, Chan JL, Cheng JW. Effectiveness of a culturally tailored diabetes self-management program for Chinese Americans. Diabetes Educ. 2012 Sep-Oct; 38(5):685-94. PMID: 22722610.
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      32. Satterfield JM, O'Sullivan P, Satre DD, Tsoh JY, Batki SL, Julian K, McCance-Katz EF, Wamsley M. Using standardized patients to evaluate screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) knowledge and skill acquisition for internal medicine residents. Subst Abus. 2012; 33(3):303-7. PMID: 22738010.
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      33. Stotland N, Tsoh JY, Gerbert B. Prenatal weight gain: who is counseled? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Jun; 21(6):695-701. PMID: 22111873; PMCID: PMC3366096.
      34. Humphreys J, Tsoh JY, Kohn MA, Gerbert B. Increasing discussions of intimate partner violence in prenatal care using Video Doctor plus Provider Cueing: a randomized, controlled trial. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Mar-Apr; 21(2):136-44. PMID: 21185737; PMCID: PMC3053017.
      35. Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Gildengorin G, Nguyen TT, Modayil MV, Wong C, McPhee SJ. Individual and family factors associated with intention to quit among male Vietnamese American smokers: implications for intervention development. Addict Behav. 2011 Apr; 36(4):294-301. PMID: 21177041; PMCID: PMC3056150.
      36. Tsoh JY, Chi FW, Mertens JR, Weisner CM. Stopping smoking during first year of substance use treatment predicted 9-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomes. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Apr 1; 114(2-3):110-8. PMID: 21050681; PMCID: PMC3062692.
      37. Luk JW, Tsoh JY. Moderation of gender on smoking and depression in Chinese Americans. Addict Behav. 2010 Nov; 35(11):1040-3. PMID: 20655665; PMCID: PMC2929558.
      38. Tong EK, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Tsoh J, Modayil M, Wong C, McPhee SJ. Smoking prevalence and factors associated with smoking status among Vietnamese in California. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Jun; 12(6):613-21. PMID: 20488931; PMCID: PMC2878729.
      39. Liao Y, Tsoh JY, Chen R, Foo MA, Garvin CC, Grigg-Saito D, Liang S, McPhee S, Nguyen TT, Tran JH, Giles WH. Decreases in smoking prevalence in Asian communities served by the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) project. Am J Public Health. 2010 May; 100(5):853-60. PMID: 20299646; PMCID: PMC2853620.
      40. Tsoh JY, Kohn MA, Gerbert B. Promoting smoking cessation in pregnancy with Video Doctor plus provider cueing: a randomized trial. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010; 89(4):515-23. PMID: 20196678; PMCID: PMC3312043.
      41. Wong CC, Tong EK, Tsoh JY, Chen MJ, Hom FB. Patterns of tobacco-use behavior among Chinese smokers with medical conditions. J Community Health. 2009 Dec; 34(6):472-9. PMID: 19707860.
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      42. Nguyen TT, Le G, Nguyen T, Le K, Lai K, Gildengorin G, Tsoh J, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. Breast cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans: a randomized controlled trial of lay health worker outreach. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Oct; 37(4):306-13. PMID: 19765502; PMCID: PMC4282142.
      43. Tong EK, Tang H, Tsoh J, Wong C, Chen MS. Smoke-free policies among Asian-American women: comparisons by education status. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Aug; 37(2 Suppl):S144-50. PMID: 19591754; PMCID: PMC3992924.
      44. Nguyen TT, Liao Y, Gildengorin G, Tsoh J, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. Cardiovascular risk factors and knowledge of symptoms among Vietnamese Americans. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Feb; 24(2):238-43. PMID: 19089498; PMCID: PMC2628984.
      45. Wong CC, Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Hom FB, Cooper B, Chow EA. The Chinese community smoking cessation project: a community sensitive intervention trial. J Community Health. 2008 Dec; 33(6):363-73. PMID: 18574679.
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      46. Yamada H, Acton GS, Tsoh JY. Differential item functioning of the English and Chinese versions of the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence. Addict Behav. 2009 Feb; 34(2):125-33. PMID: 18929444.
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      47. Prochaska JJ, Hall SM, Tsoh JY, Eisendrath S, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Meisner M, Humfleet GL, Gorecki JA. Treating tobacco dependence in clinically depressed smokers: effect of smoking cessation on mental health functioning. Am J Public Health. 2008 Mar; 98(3):446-8. PMID: 17600251; PMCID: PMC2253568.
      48. Sun A, Zhang J, Tsoh J, Wong-Kim E, Chow E. The effectiveness in utilizing Chinese media to promote breast health among Chinese women. J Health Commun. 2007 Mar; 12(2):157-71. PMID: 17365357.
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      49. Hall SM, Tsoh JY, Prochaska JJ, Eisendrath S, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Meisner M, Humfleet GL, Gorecki JA. Treatment for cigarette smoking among depressed mental health outpatients: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Public Health. 2006 Oct; 96(10):1808-14. PMID: 17008577; PMCID: PMC1586139.
      50. Fuller BE, Guydish J, Tsoh J, Reid MS, Resnick M, Zammarelli L, Ziedonis DM, Sears C, McCarty D. Attitudes toward the integration of smoking cessation treatment into drug abuse clinics. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2007 Jan; 32(1):53-60. PMID: 17175398; PMCID: PMC3496385.
      51. Schmitt EM, Tsoh JY, Dowling GA, Hall SM. Older adults' and case managers' perceptions of smoking and smoking cessation. J Aging Health. 2005 Dec; 17(6):717-33. PMID: 16377769.
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      52. Cinciripini PM, Tsoh JY, Wetter DW, Lam C, de Moor C, Cinciripini L, Baile W, Anderson C, Minna JD. Combined effects of venlafaxine, nicotine replacement, and brief counseling on smoking cessation. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Nov; 13(4):282-92. PMID: 16366758.
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      53. Haug NA, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ, Rosen AB, Tsoh JY, Humfleet G, Delucchi K, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Eisendrath S. Acceptance of nicotine dependence treatment among currently depressed smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Apr; 7(2):217-24. PMID: 16036278.
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      54. Prochaska JJ, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Tsoh JY, Humfleet GL, Eisendrath SJ, Meisner MR, Hall SM. Depressed smokers and stage of change: implications for treatment interventions. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004 Nov 11; 76(2):143-51. PMID: 15488338.
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      55. Tsoh JY, Hall SM. Depression and smoking: from the Transtheoretical Model of change perspective. Addict Behav. 2004 Jun; 29(4):801-5. PMID: 15135563.
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      56. Cinciripini P, Wetter D, Tomlinson G, Tsoh J, De Moor C, Cinciripini L, Minna J. The effects of the DRD2 polymorphism on smoking cessation and negative affect: evidence for a pharmacogenetic effect on mood. Nicotine Tob Res. 2004 Apr; 6(2):229-39. PMID: 15203796.
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      57. Tsoh JY, Lam JN, Delucchi KL, Hall SM. Smoking and depression in Chinese Americans. Am J Med Sci. 2003 Oct; 326(4):187-91. PMID: 14557732.
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      58. Kohn CS, Tsoh JY, Weisner CM. Changes in smoking status among substance abusers: baseline characteristics and abstinence from alcohol and drugs at 12-month follow-up. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2003 Jan 24; 69(1):61-71. PMID: 12536067.
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      59. Biochemical verification of tobacco use and cessation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2002 May; 4(2):149-59. PMID: 12028847.
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      60. Hall SM, Delucchi KL, Velicer WF, Kahler CW, Ranger-Moore J, Hedeker D, Tsoh JY, Niaura R. Statistical analysis of randomized trials in tobacco treatment: longitudinal designs with dichotomous outcome. Nicotine Tob Res. 2001 Aug; 3(3):193-202. PMID: 11506764.
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      61. Prochaska JO, Velicer WF, Fava JL, Rossi JS, Tsoh JY. Evaluating a population-based recruitment approach and a stage-based expert system intervention for smoking cessation. Addict Behav. 2001 Jul-Aug; 26(4):583-602. PMID: 11456079.
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      62. Ruggiero L, Tsoh JY, Everett K, Fava JL, Guise BJ. The transtheoretical model of smoking: comparison of pregnant and nonpregnant smokers. Addict Behav. 2000 Mar-Apr; 25(2):239-51. PMID: 10795948.
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      63. Tsoh JY, Humfleet GL, Muñoz RF, Reus VI, Hartz DT, Hall SM. Development of major depression after treatment for smoking cessation. Am J Psychiatry. 2000 Mar; 157(3):368-74. PMID: 10698811.
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      64. Pallonen UE, Velicer WF, Prochaska JO, Rossi JS, Bellis JM, Tsoh JY, Migneault JP, Smith NF, Prokhorov AV. Computer-based smoking cessation interventions in adolescents: description, feasibility, and six-month follow-up findings. Subst Use Misuse. 1998 Mar; 33(4):935-65. PMID: 9548631.
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      65. McClure JB, Skaar K, Tsoh J, Wetter DW, Cinciripini PM, Gritz ER. Smoking cessation. 3: Needed healthcare policy changes. Behav Med. 1997; 23(1):29-34. PMID: 9201428.
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      66. Skaar KL, Tsoh JY, McClure JB, Cinciripini PM, Friedman K, Wetter DW, Gritz ER. Smoking cessation. 1: An overview of research. Behav Med. 1997; 23(1):5-13. PMID: 9201426.
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      67. Tsoh JY, McClure JB, Skaar KL, Wetter DW, Cinciripini PM, Prokhorov AV, Friedman K, Gritz E. Smoking cessation. 2: Components of effective intervention. Behav Med. 1997; 23(1):15-27. PMID: 9201427.
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      68. Skaar K, Tsoh J, Cinciripini P, Wetter D, Prokhorov A, Gritz E. Current approaches in smoking cessation. Curr Opin Oncol. 1996 Sep; 8(5):434-40. PMID: 8914811.
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      69. Prokhorov AV, Emmons KM, Pallonen UE, Tsoh JY. Respiratory response to cigarette smoking among adolescent smokers: a pilot study. Prev Med. 1996 Sep-Oct; 25(5):633-40. PMID: 8888333.
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      70. Johnson, W.G., Tsoh, J.Y., & Varnado, P.J. . . Clinical Psychology Review. Eating disorders: Efficacy of pharmacological and psychological interventions. 1996; 16:457-478.
      71. Guilmette, T.J., Tsoh, J.Y., & Malcolm, C. . . Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology. Orientation and three-word recall in predicting memory: Age effects and false-negative errors. 1995; 8:20-25.
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