Jane Jih, MD, MPH, MAS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street, #92G
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of Illinois at ChicagoBA, Psychology
    University of Illinois at ChicagoMD
    University of Illinois at ChicagoMPH, Epidemiology
    UCSFMAS with Specialization in Implementation Science
    University of Chicago Medical CenterInternal Medicine Residency
    Mercy Hospital and Medical CenterInternal Medicine Chief Residency
    UCSFPrimary Care Research Fellowship
    UCSFDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine2023Robert H Crede Award for Excellence in Clinical Research
    Integrative Medicine for the Underserved Annual Conference2019Research Innovation Award
    AGING Initiative2019Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) Scholar
    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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    I am a practicing general internist and investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. My overall research program aims to reduce health disparities and promote health equity among multiethnic and linguistically diverse adults by developing and evaluating innovative, patient-centered interventions.

    I serve as the Co-Director of the UCSF Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center and Co-Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health. I serve as the UCSF Lead of the University of California Consortium on Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy & Community Priorities. In 2024, I was appointed to serve a four year term as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. I am also a member of the editorial board of the journal Health Equity after serving as an Associate Editor. I engage in clinical outpatient teaching of residents and research mentoring of trainees including predoctoral students. I also direct the UCSF Primary Care Residency Resident Scholarship Program.

    My current partner-engaged and clinical practice-based research focuses on:
    a) the impact of social determinants of health including race and ethnicity, language and culture on chronic disease care, particularly among those with multiple chronic conditions;
    b) patient-clinician communication about social determinants of health and unmet health-related social needs such as food insecurity and transportation barriers;
    c) use of photos as a tool to communicate about health and social factors important in chronic disease care. This work is based on the premise that photos can promote efficient information exchange and activate patients to communicate their complex lived experiences, including their goals and preferences that may otherwise be difficult to elicit or challenging to discuss in current clinical practice.
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    Proof-of-Concept Pilot Ride Share Voucher Program to Reduce Transportation Barriers and Primary Care Visit No Shows among Medically Complex Patients
    Mount Zion Health Fund Jun 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2024
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Mobile Patient-Reported Outcomes for Value and Effectiveness
    AHRQ U18HS026883Apr 1, 2023 - Aug 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Addressing Contextual Factors in Chronic Disease Management in Minority Older Adults through Photo-based Patient-Clinician Communication
    NIH K23MD015089Mar 11, 2021 - Dec 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identifying and Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in the UCSF General Medicine Practice
    Mount Zion Health Fund P0527989Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Hellman Family Awards for Early Career Faculty Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Hellman Fellow
    UCSF CTSI KL2 Career Development Award
    NIH/NCATS KL2TR001870Jun 1, 2018 - Mar 10, 2021
    Role: KL2 Scholar
    Developing and Implementing a Heart Healthy Integrative Diet for Chinese American Patients
    Mount Zion Health Fund P0515824Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identifying and Assessing Food Insecurity In Older Diverse Primary Care Patients
    NIH R03AG050880Aug 15, 2015 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Patient Perspectives of Health-Related Social Needs Screening in an Urban Academic Adult Primary Care Practice. Patient Experience Journal. 2023; 3(10):36-41. Nguyen A, Galeas J, Jih J. View Publication.
    2. Using Photographs to Understand the Context of Health: A Novel Two-Step Systematic Process for Coding Visual Data. Qual Health Res. 2023 10; 33(12):1049-1058. Jih J, Nguyen A, Woo J, Ly A, Shim JK. PMID: 37669693; PMCID: PMC10552334.
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    3. Burden of unmet health-related social needs in an academic adult primary care practice in San Francisco California. BMC Prim Care. 2023 08 25; 24(1):166. Jih J, Nguyen A, Cenzer I, Morrish J. PMID: 37626286; PMCID: PMC10463763.
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    4. Language-Concordant Care: a Qualitative Study Examining Implementation of Physician Non-English Language Proficiency Assessment. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Nov; 38(14):3099-3106. Garcia ME, Williams M, Mutha S, Diamond LC, Jih J, Handley MA, Pathak S, Karliner LS. PMID: 37620723; PMCID: PMC10651569.
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    5. Institutionalizing Community-engaged Translational Science in an Academic Institution: A Community Stakeholder-Driven Process. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2023; 17(3):485-493. Duke MR, Sun A, Fleisher P, Gallegos-Castillo A, LeSarre M, Cheng J, Young K, Pletcher MJ, Nguyen T, Jih J. PMID: 37934446.
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    6. A photo-based communication intervention to promote diet-related discussions among older adults with multi-morbidity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 02; 71(2):577-587. Jih J, Nguyen A, Woo J, Tran WC, Wang A, Gonzales N, Fung J, Callejas J, Nguyen TT, Ritchie CS. PMID: 36450690; PMCID: PMC9957898.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Exploring the intersection of structural racism and ageism in healthcare. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 12; 70(12):3366-3377. Farrell TW, Hung WW, Unroe KT, Brown TR, Furman CD, Jih J, Karani R, Mulhausen P, Nápoles AM, Nnodim JO, Upchurch G, Whittaker CF, Kim A, Lundebjerg NE, Rhodes RL. PMID: 36260413; PMCID: PMC9886231.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Complementary and integrative healthcare communication in Chinese American patient / primary care visits: An observational discourse analysis. PEC Innov. 2022 Dec; 1. Ho EY, Leung G, Lauer B, Jih J, Karliner L. PMID: 36506917; PMCID: PMC9733679.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2  
    9. "It Looks Like You're Making Very Healthy Choices": Attending to the Lifeworld and Medicine in Photo-Based Talk in Primary Care. Health Commun. 2023 10; 38(11):2387-2398. Ho EY, Leung G, Jih J. PMID: 35642446; PMCID: PMC9712590.
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    10. Innovative Strategies to Facilitate Patient-Centered Research in Multiple Chronic Conditions. J Clin Med. 2021 May 14; 10(10). Garg T, Polenick CA, Schoenborn N, Jih J, Hajduk A, Wei MY, Hughes J. PMID: 34068839; PMCID: PMC8153595.
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    11. Heart-Healthy Integrative Nutritional Counseling Group Education Sessions Among Chinese Americans With Cardiovascular Risk Factors or Disease: A Primary Care Quality Improvement Pilot. J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2021; 8(2):127-133. Woo J, Ho EY, Jih J. PMID: 33898645; PMCID: PMC8060041.
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    12. A Pilot Study to Promote Active Living among Physically Inactive Korean American Women. J Community Health Nurs. 2021 Jan-Mar; 38(1):24-37. Choi J, Shin NM, Cooper B, Jih J, Janice T. PMID: 33682553; PMCID: PMC8442627.
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    13. "I didn't know you were such a good cook": Photos as a tool for primary care clinician-patient communication. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 06; 104(6):1356-1363. Ho EY, Leung G, Fung J, Jih J. PMID: 33176977; PMCID: PMC8087720.
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    14. Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Integrative Nutritional Counseling Versus Standard Diabetes Self-Management Education for Chinese Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):410-420. Ho EY, Pak S, Leung G, Xu S, Yu CK, Hecht FM, Jih J, Chao MT. PMID: 33111026; PMCID: PMC7585608.
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    15. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of a Lay Health Worker Intervention to Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Among Vietnamese Americans. Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 04 30; 17:E33. Jih J, Stewart SL, Luong TN, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Nguyen BH. PMID: 32352912; PMCID: PMC7207051.
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    16. Food Insecurity Is Associated with Behavioral Health Diagnosis Among Older Primary Care Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 12; 35(12):3726-3729. Jih J, Nguyen TT, Jin C, Seligman H, Boscardin WJ, Ritchie CS. PMID: 31808129; PMCID: PMC7728958.
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    17. The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Dec; 20(6):1483-1489. Jih J, Nguyen MP, Ly I, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Woo K, Chan E, Gildengorin G, Stewart SL, Burke A, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. PMID: 29168060; PMCID: PMC6322537.
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    18. Heart healthy integrative nutritional counseling (H2INC): Creating a Chinese medicine + western medicine patient education curriculum for Chinese Americans. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 12; 101(12):2202-2208. Ho EY, Acquah J, Chao C, Leung G, Ng DC, Chao MT, Wang A, Ku S, Chen W, Yu CK, Xu S, Chen M, Jih J. PMID: 30126680; PMCID: PMC6309274.
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    19. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Prostate Cancer Survivors' Perceived Engagement in Treatment Decision-Making. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 12; 5(6):1273-1283. Palmer NR, Gregorich SE, Livaudais-Toman J, Jih J, Kaplan CP. PMID: 29516434; PMCID: PMC6526935.
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    20. Chronic disease burden predicts food insecurity among older adults. Public Health Nutr. 2018 06; 21(9):1737-1742. Jih J, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Seligman HK, Boscardin WJ, Nguyen TT, Ritchie CS. PMID: 29388533; PMCID: PMC6204426.
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    21. Application of Photovoice with Focus Groups to Explore Dietary Behaviors of Older Filipino Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2018; 11(2):133-149. Jih J, La Chica T, Antonio LM, Villero OO, Roque MN, Domingo JR, Landicho JF, Napoles AM, Kaplan CP, Nguyen TT. PMID: 31745445; PMCID: PMC6863513.
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    22. In Bopp MJ, ed. Physical Activity in Diverse Populations. Physical Activity among Asian Americans. 2017. Chen EW, Yoo, GJ, Musselman EA, Jih J. View Publication.
    23. Colorectal Cancer Screening and Chinese Americans: Efficacy of Lay Health Worker Outreach and Print Materials. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar; 52(3):e67-e76. 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. PMID: 27986352; PMCID: PMC5318244.
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    24. 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. 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. PMID: 26985605; PMCID: PMC4880259.
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    25. 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. Jih J, Vittinghoff E, Fernandez A. PMID: 25729102; PMCID: PMC4315854.
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    26. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Ordering Patterns for Routine HIV Screening among Resident Physicians at an Urban Medical Center. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 07; 15(4):320-7. Bares S, Steinbeck J, Bence L, Kordik A, Acree ME, Jih J, Farnan J, Watson S, Rasinski K, Schneider J, Pitrak D. PMID: 25320147.
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    27. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 65:1-6. Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. PMID: 24736092; PMCID: PMC4217157.
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    28. 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. Yeh SH, Tsai CY, Kao JH, Liu CJ, Kuo TJ, Lin MW, Huang WL, Lu SF, Jih J, Chen DS, Chen PJ. PMID: 15464248.
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    29. 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. Tzavos A, Jih J, Ragozzino ME. PMID: 15302131; PMCID: PMC3206590.
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    30. Involvement of the dorsomedial striatum in behavioral flexibility: role of muscarinic cholinergic receptors. Brain Res. 2002 Oct 25; 953(1-2):205-14. Ragozzino ME, Jih J, Tzavos A. PMID: 12384254.
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