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Anand Dhruva, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address1545 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    Wayne State UniversityM.D.1999School of Medicine
    Emory UniversityInternal Medicine2002School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoHematology/oncology2006School of Medicine
    University of ArizonaIntegrative Medicine2008School of Medicine

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    Developing an Integrative Ayurvedic Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivorship
    NIH/NCCIH R34AT008953Feb 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Developing a Yoga Intervention for Sleep Disturbance During Cancer Chemotherapy
    NIH/NCCIH R34AT007935Sep 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Whole Systems Approach to the Study of Ayurveda for Cancer Survivorship
    NIH/NCCIH K23AT005340Aug 1, 2009 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Adler E, Dhruva A, Moran PJ, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Prather AA, Mason A, Hecht FM. Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Weight-Loss Intervention on Sleep Quality Among Adults with Obesity: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Dec 28. PMID: 28029852.
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    2. Eshragh J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Mastick J, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Kober KM. Associations Between Neurotransmitter Genes and Fatigue and Energy Levels in Women Following Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Oct 5. PMID: 27720787.
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    3. Kessler CS, Holler S, Joy S, Dhruva A, Michalsen A, Dobos G, Cramer H. Personality Profiles, Values and Empathy: Differences between Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians and Vegans. Forsch Komplementmed. 2016; 23(2):95-102. PMID: 27161448.
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    4. Posternak V, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Luce J, Mastick J, Levine JD, Aouizerat BE, Hammer M, Wright F, Miaskowski C. Differences in demographic, clinical, and symptom characteristics and quality of life outcomes among oncology patients with different types of pain. Pain. 2016 Apr; 157(4):892-900. PMID: 26683234.
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    5. Tantoy IY, Cataldo JK, Aouizerat BE, Dhruva A, Miaskowski C. A Review of the Literature on Multiple Co-occurring Symptoms in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Who Received Chemotherapy Alone or Chemotherapy With Targeted Therapies. Cancer Nurs. 2016 Feb 18. PMID: 26895413.
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    6. West C, Paul SM, Dunn L, Dhruva A, Merriman J, Miaskowski C. Gender Differences in Predictors of Quality of Life at the Initiation of Radiation Therapy. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Sep; 42(5):507-16. PMID: 26302279.
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    7. Kessler C, Stapelfeldt E, Michalsen A, Kowalcek I, KronpaƟ L, Dhruva A. The Effect of a Complex Multi-modality Ayurvedic Treatment in a Case of Unknown Female Infertility. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015; 22(4):251-8. PMID: 26278074.
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    8. Aouizerat BE, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Kober KM, Miaskowski C. Phenotypic and Molecular Evidence Suggests That Decrements in Morning and Evening Energy Are Distinct but Related Symptoms. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Nov; 50(5):599-614.e3. PMID: 26031709; PMCID: PMC4624028 [Available on 11/01/16].
    9. Doong SH, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, West C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Abrams G, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression in patients prior to breast cancer surgery. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 May; 17(3):237-47. PMID: 25304131.
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    10. Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, West C, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE. Cytokine gene variations associated with trait and state anxiety in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Apr; 23(4):953-65. PMID: 25249351.
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    11. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene associations with self-report ratings of morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Mar; 17(2):175-84. PMID: 24872120.
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    12. Saad S, Dunn LB, Koetters T, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, West C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variations associated with subsyndromal depressive symptoms in patients with breast cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Aug; 18(4):397-404. PMID: 24726621; PMCID: PMC4074554.
    13. Leung G, Baggott C, West C, Elboim C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Dhruva A, Schmidt BL, Kober K, Merriman JD, Leutwyler H, Neuhaus J, Langford D, Smoot BJ, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Mar; 12(1):10-22. PMID: 24502445; PMCID: PMC3961780.
    14. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Cooper B, West C, Levine JD, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Luce J, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Kober K, Baggott C, Leutwyler H, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent arm/shoulder pain following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jun; 18(3):242-53. PMID: 24485012; PMCID: PMC4013216.
    15. Langford DJ, West C, Elboim C, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Paul SM, Schmidt BL, Levine JD, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Neuhaus J, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Sullivan CW, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Variations in potassium channel genes are associated with breast pain in women prior to breast cancer surgery. J Neurogenet. 2014 Mar-Jun; 28(1-2):122-35. PMID: 24392765; PMCID: PMC4035357.
    16. Dhruva A, Hecht FM, Miaskowski C, Kaptchuk TJ, Bodeker G, Abrams D, Lad V, Adler SR. Correlating traditional Ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 May; 20(5):364-70. PMID: 24341342; PMCID: PMC4011424.
    17. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201. PMID: 24315345; PMCID: PMC3927406.
    18. Stephens K, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Kober KM, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Luce JA, Schmidt BL, Abrams GM, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Associations between cytokine gene variations and severe persistent breast pain in women following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Feb; 15(2):169-80. PMID: 24411993; PMCID: PMC4331184.
    19. Alfaro E, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Koetters T, Merriman JD, West C, Dunn LB, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine gene variations and self-reported sleep disturbance in women following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Feb; 18(1):85-93. PMID: 24012192; PMCID: PMC3946647.
    20. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober K, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Differences in morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Dec; 17(6):841-8. PMID: 24012189; PMCID: PMC3867806.
    21. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Langford DJ, Cooper BA, Baggott CR, Cataldo JK, Dhruva A, Dunn L, West C, Paul SM, Ritchie CS, Swift PS, Miaskowski C. Preliminary evidence of an association between an interleukin 6 promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Apr; 16(2):152-9. PMID: 23482714; PMCID: PMC4003494.
    22. Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Paul SM, West C, Langford D, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Dunn L, Dodd M, Neuhaus J, Baggott C, Dhruva A, Schmidt B, Cataldo J, Merriman J, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1172-87. PMID: 23182226; PMCID: PMC3511823.
    23. Dunn LB, Aouizerat BE, Langford DJ, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variation is associated with depressive symptom trajectories in oncology patients and family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Jun; 17(3):346-53. PMID: 23187335; PMCID: PMC4114773.
    24. Miaskowski C, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dodd M, Lee K, West C, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE. Evidence of associations between cytokine genes and subjective reports of sleep disturbance in oncology patients and their family caregivers. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40560. PMID: 22844404; PMCID: PMC3402493.
    25. Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Lee K, West C, Aouizerat BE, Dunn LB, Swift PS, Wara W, Miaskowski C. A longitudinal study of measures of objective and subjective sleep disturbance in patients with breast cancer before, during, and after radiation therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Aug; 44(2):215-28. PMID: 22795049; PMCID: PMC3414693.
    26. Knapp K, Cooper B, Koetters T, Cataldo J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, West C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Trajectories and predictors of symptom occurrence, severity, and distress in prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Oct; 44(4):486-507. PMID: 22771128; PMCID: PMC3463773.
    27. Dhruva A, Miaskowski C, Abrams D, Acree M, Cooper B, Goodman S, Hecht FM. Yoga breathing for cancer chemotherapy-associated symptoms and quality of life: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 May; 18(5):473-9. PMID: 22525009; PMCID: PMC3353818.
    28. Illi J, Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Levine JD, Dunn L, West C, Dodd M, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Langford D, Schmidt B, Aouizerat BE. Association between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression. Cytokine. 2012 Jun; 58(3):437-47. PMID: 22450224; PMCID: PMC3340525.
    29. Dhruva A, Lee K, Paul SM, West C, Dunn L, Dodd M, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Swift P, Miaskowski C. Sleep-wake circadian activity rhythms and fatigue in family caregivers of oncology patients. Cancer Nurs. 2012 Jan-Feb; 35(1):70-81. PMID: 21760489; PMCID: PMC3197878.
    30. Garrett K, Dhruva A, Koetters T, West C, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Aouizerat BE, Cooper BA, Dodd M, Lee K, Wara W, Swift P, Miaskowski C. Differences in sleep disturbance and fatigue between patients with breast and prostate cancer at the initiation of radiation therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Aug; 42(2):239-50. PMID: 21454042; PMCID: PMC3145041.
    31. Dhruva A, Dodd M, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Lee K, West C, Aouizerat BE, Swift PS, Wara W, Miaskowski C. Trajectories of fatigue in patients with breast cancer before, during, and after radiation therapy. Cancer Nurs. 2010 May-Jun; 33(3):201-12. PMID: 20357659; PMCID: PMC2881569.
    32. Dhruva A, Cheng J, Kwong M, Luce JA, Abrams DI. Contrasts, conflicts, and change: A case in cultural oncology. J Support Oncol. 2006 Jun; 4(6):301-4. PMID: 16805333.
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