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    Jeff Belkora

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentInstitute for Health Policy Studies
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94143

       Awards and Honors
      Oncology Roundtable of the Advisory Board2010National Best Practice recognition for UCSF Decision Services
      California Breast Cancer Research Program2010Faith Fancher Award for Outstanding Breast Cancer Research Proposal in Underserved Populations
      Dorland Health People Awards2010Health/Medical Advocate of the Year
      Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation2009Innovation Spotlight (iSpot) Award
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services2008Innovation Profile in Innovation Exchange
      Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth2007Fellowship Award, Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice
      DatStat, Inc.2006DatStat Research Enhancement Award Mechanism (DREAM)
      Office of Medical Education, UCSF School of Medicine2006Fellow in the Teaching Scholars Program
      UCSF/NIH K12 Career Development Award2006Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health
      California Breast Cancer Research Program2006Tax Check-Off Award for “research projects that could make the greatest impact on California women”,
      California Breast Cancer Research Program2004Tax Check-Off Award for “research projects that could make the greatest impact on California women”,
      Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation1997Goldsmith Award for Best Paper on Dispute Resolution by a Stanford University Student
      Oncology Roundtable of the Advisory Board, Washington DC1997Ph.D. dissertation on Consultation Planning named as National Best Practice
      Brown University1990Graduated magna cum laude
      Phi Beta Kappa1989Phi Beta Kappa honors society - humanities
      Sigma Xi1989Sigma Xi honors society - science
      National Academic Achievement Award Foundation1987Regional Winner, NAAAF Essay on the Bicentennial of the Constitution
      Cryptologia Journal1987Best undergraduate paper on cryptography

      Implementation Science, Older adults, People with limited English proficiency, Rural, Clinic, Hospital, Community-based organization, Decision aids, Health coaches, Education, Cancer, Chronic disease conditions, Mentoring junior faculty or trainees, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, Implementation & dissemination science listservs

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      1. Youm J, Chan V, Belkora J, Bozic KJ. Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Informed Decision Making and Treatment Choice in Patients With Hip and Knee OA. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Feb; 30(2):171-5.
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      2. Bozic KJ, Chenok KE, Schindel J, Chan V, Huddleston JI, Braddock C, Belkora J. Patient, surgeon, and healthcare purchaser views on the use of decision and communication aids in orthopaedic surgery: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14(1):366.
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      3. Lee CN, Wetschler MH, Chang Y, Belkora JK, Moy B, Partridge A, Sepucha KR. Measuring decision quality: psychometric evaluation of a new instrument for breast cancer chemotherapy. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014; 14(1):73.
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      4. Katz SJ, Belkora J, Elwyn G. Shared decision making for treatment of cancer: challenges and opportunities. J Oncol Pract. 2014 May; 10(3):206-8.
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      5. Danesh M, Belkora J, Volz S, Rugo HS. Informational needs of patients with metastatic breast cancer: what questions do they ask, and are physicians answering them? J Cancer Educ. 2014 Mar; 29(1):175-80.
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      6. Zarin-Pass M, Belkora J, Volz S, Esserman L. Making better doctors: a survey of premedical interns working as health coaches. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Mar; 29(1):167-74.
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      7. Hacking B, Scott SE, Wallace LM, Shepherd SC, Belkora J. Navigating healthcare: a qualitative study exploring prostate cancer patients' and doctors' experience of consultations using a decision-support intervention. Psychooncology. 2014 Jun; 23(6):665-71.
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      8. Stacey D, Kryworuchko J, Belkora J, Davison B, Durand MA, Eden KB, Hoffman AS, Koerner M, Légaré F, Loiselle MC, Street RL. Coaching and guidance with patient decision aids: A review of theoretical and empirical evidence. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013; 13 Suppl 2:S11.
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      9. Kurian AW, Mitani A, Desai M, Yu PP, Seto T, Weber SC, Olson C, Kenkare P, Gomez SL, de Bruin MA, Horst K, Belkora J, May SG, Frosch DL, Blayney DW, Luft HS, Das AK. Breast cancer treatment across health care systems: Linking electronic medical records and state registry data to enable outcomes research. Cancer. 2014 Jan 1; 120(1):103-11.
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      10. Bozic KJ, Belkora J, Chan V, Youm J, Zhou T, Dupaix J, Bye AN, Braddock CH, Chenok KE, Huddleston JI. Shared decision making in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 18; 95(18):1633-9.
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      11. Belkora J, Miller M, Crawford B, Coyne K, Stauffer M, Buzaglo J, Blakeney N, Michaels M, Golant M. Evaluation of question-listing at the Cancer Support Community. Transl Behav Med. 2013 Jun; 3(2):162-71.
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      12. Youm J, Chenok KE, Belkora J, Chiu V, Bozic KJ. The emerging case for shared decision making in orthopaedics. Instr Course Lect. 2013; 62:587-94.
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      13. Pass M, Volz S, Teng A, Esserman L, Belkora J. Physician behaviors surrounding the implementation of decision and communication AIDS in a breast cancer clinic: a qualitative analysis of staff intern perceptions. J Cancer Educ. 2012 Dec; 27(4):764-9.
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      14. Frongillo M, Feibelmann S, Belkora J, Lee C, Sepucha K. Is there shared decision making when the provider makes a recommendation? Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jan; 90(1):69-73.
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      15. Cohen E, Belkora J, Tyler J, Schreiner J, Deering MJ, Grama L, Duggan B, Illi J, Pederson J, Anand A, Teng A, McCreary E, Moore D, Tripathy D, Hogarth M, Lieberman M, Park J, Esserman L. Adoption, acceptability, and accuracy of an online clinical trial matching website for breast cancer. J Med Internet Res. 2012; 14(4):e97.
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      16. Belkora J, Stupar L, O'Donnell S, Loucks A, Moore D, Jupiter C, Johnson N, Wilson L. Decision support by telephone: randomized controlled trial in a rural community setting. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Oct; 89(1):134-42.
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      17. Sepucha KR, Belkora JK, Chang Y, Cosenza C, Levin CA, Moy B, Partridge A, Lee CN. Measuring decision quality: psychometric evaluation of a new instrument for breast cancer surgery. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012; 12:51.
        View in: PubMed PMC3411423
      18. Hacking B, Wallace L, Scott S, Kosmala-Anderson J, Belkora J, McNeill A. Testing the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of a 'decision navigation' intervention for early stage prostate cancer patients in Scotland--a randomised controlled trial. Psychooncology. 2013 May; 22(5):1017-24.
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      19. Pass M, Belkora J, Moore D, Volz S, Sepucha K. Patient and observer ratings of physician shared decision making behaviors in breast cancer consultations. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Jul; 88(1):93-9.
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      20. Lee CN, Chang Y, Adimorah N, Belkora JK, Moy B, Partridge AH, Ollila DW, Sepucha KR. Decision making about surgery for early-stage breast cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jan; 214(1):1-10.
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      21. Belkora JK, Hutton DW, Moore DH, Siminoff LA. Does use of the adjuvant! model influence use of adjuvant therapy through better risk communication? J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Jul 1; 9(7):707-12.
        View in: PubMed PMC3528013
      22. Belkora JK, Volz S, Teng AE, Moore DH, Loth MK, Sepucha KR. Impact of decision aids in a sustained implementation at a breast care center. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Feb; 86(2):195-204.
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      23. Belkora J, Stupar L, O'Donnell S. Using the critical incident technique in community-based participatory research: a case study. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011; 5(4):443-51.
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      24. Lee CN, Belkora J, Chang Y, Moy B, Partridge A, Sepucha K. Are patients making high-quality decisions about breast reconstruction after mastectomy? [outcomes article]. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan; 127(1):18-26.
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      25. Belkora JK, Teng A, Volz S, Loth MK, Esserman LJ. Expanding the reach of decision and communication aids in a breast care center: a quality improvement study. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 May; 83(2):234-9.
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      26. Franklin L, Belkora J, O'Donnell S, Elsbree D, Hardin J, Ingle B, Johnson N. Consultation support for rural women with breast cancer: results of a community-based participatory research study. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Jul; 80(1):80-7.
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      27. Belkora JK, Loth MK, Volz S, Rugo HS. Implementing decision and communication aids to facilitate patient-centered care in breast cancer: a case study. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Dec; 77(3):360-8.
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      28. Belkora JK, Rugo HS, Moore DH, Hutton DW, Chen DF, Esserman LJ. Oncologist use of the Adjuvant! model for risk communication: a pilot study examining patient knowledge of 10-year prognosis. BMC Cancer. 2009; 9:127.
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      29. Braithwaite D, Tammemagi CM, Moore DH, Ozanne EM, Hiatt RA, Belkora J, West DW, Satariano WA, Liebman M, Esserman L. Hypertension is an independent predictor of survival disparity between African-American and white breast cancer patients. Int J Cancer. 2009 Mar 1; 124(5):1213-9.
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      30. Belkora J, Moore DH, Hutton DW. Assessing risk communication in breast cancer: are continuous measures of patient knowledge better than categorical? Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Jul; 76(1):106-12.
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      31. Hutton DW, Belkora JK, Shachter RD, Moore DH. Are patients getting the "gist" in risk communication? Patient understanding of prognosis in breast cancer treatment. J Cancer Educ. 2009; 24(3):194-9.
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      32. Belkora J, Franklin L, O'Donnell S, Ohnemus J, Stacey D. Adaptation of consultation planning for Native American and Latina women with breast cancer. J Rural Health. 2009; 25(4):384-7.
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      33. Ozanne EM, Braithwaite D, Sepucha K, Moore D, Esserman L, Belkora J. Sensitivity to input variability of the Adjuvant! Online breast cancer prognostic model. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jan 10; 27(2):214-9.
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      34. Belkora JK, Loth MK, Chen DF, Chen JY, Volz S, Esserman LJ. Monitoring the implementation of Consultation Planning, Recording, and Summarizing in a breast care center. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Dec; 73(3):536-43.
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      35. Belkora J, Rugo HS, Moore DH, Hutton D, Esserman L. Risk communication with patients with breast cancer: cautionary notes about printing Adjuvant! estimates. Lancet Oncol. 2008 Jul; 9(7):602-3.
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      36. Belkora J, Edlow B, Aviv C, Sepucha K, Esserman L. Training community resource center and clinic personnel to prompt patients in listing questions for doctors: follow-up interviews about barriers and facilitators to the implementation of consultation planning. Implement Sci. 2008; 3:6.
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      37. Belkora J, Katapodi M, Moore D, Franklin L, Hopper K, Esserman L. Evaluation of a visit preparation intervention implemented in two rural, underserved counties of Northern California. Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Dec; 64(1-3):350-9.
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      38. Sepucha KR, Belkora JK, Aviv C, Mutchnik S, Esserman LJ. Improving the quality of decision making in breast cancer: consultation planning template and consultation recording template. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2003 Jan-Feb; 30(1):99-106.
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      39. Sepucha KR, Belkora JK, Mutchnick S, Esserman LJ. Consultation planning to help breast cancer patients prepare for medical consultations: effect on communication and satisfaction for patients and physicians. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Jun 1; 20(11):2695-700.
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      40. Burnside E, Belkora J, Esserman L. The impact of alternative practices on the cost and quality of mammographic screening in the United States. Clin Breast Cancer. 2001 Jul; 2(2):145-52.
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      41. Sepucha KR, Belkora JK, Tripathy D, Esserman LJ. Building bridges between physicians and patients: results of a pilot study examining new tools for collaborative decision making in breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Mar; 18(6):1230-8.
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      42. Esserman L, Belkora J, Lenert L. Potentially ineffective care. A new outcome to assess the limits of critical care. JAMA. 1995 Nov 15; 274(19):1544-51.
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