Janet Shim, PhD

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentSocial Behavioral Sciences
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
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    American Sociological Association2003Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award
    University of California, San Francisco2002Distinguished Dissertation Award in Sociology
    University of California2001  - 2002President's Dissertation Year Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco1996  - 1998Graduate Student Mentorship and Research Assistantship Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco1995  - 1996Graduate Opportunity Fellowship

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    Areas of Interest: Sociology of health and illness; social inequalities in health; science, technology, and medicine studies; race, gender, and class; qualitative research methods.

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    Health literacy systems in the safety net: Lessons from complex care management
    NIH/NINR R01NR015233Sep 26, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Conceptions of Race and Ethnicity Used in Gene-Environment Interaction Studies
    NIH/NHGRI R01HG005848Aug 25, 2010 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    AHRQ R03HS010582Sep 30, 1999 - Feb 28, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Rubin S, Fleming MD, Thompson-Lastad A, Shim J. Complex care and contradictions of choice in the safety net. Sociol Health Illn. 2018 Mar; 40(3):538-551. PMID: 29424102.
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    2. Napoles TM, Burke NJ, Shim J, Davis E, Moskowitz D, Yen IH. Assessing Patient Activation among High-Need, High-Cost Patients in Urban Safety Net Care Settings. J Urban Health. 2017 Dec; 94(6):803-813. PMID: 28597203.
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    3. Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim J, Burke NJ. Response to commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen. Soc Sci Med. 2017 11; 192:28-29. PMID: 28957781.
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    4. Park LG, Collins EG, Shim J, Whooley MA. Comparing Mobile Health Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence for Veterans With Coronary Heart Disease (Mobile4Meds): Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Jul 18; 6(7):e134. PMID: 28720557.
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    5. Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim J, Burke NJ. Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers' perspectives on structural vulnerability and time. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Aug; 186:104-112. PMID: 28618290.
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    6. Fleming MD, Shim J, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ. Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net. Soc Sci Med. 2017 06; 183:11-18. PMID: 28445806.
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    7. Chitewere T, Shim J, Barker JC, Yen IH. How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology. Health Place. 2017 May; 45:117-123. PMID: 28342425.
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    8. Dubbin L, McLemore M, Shim J. Illness Narratives of African Americans Living With Coronary Heart Disease: A Critical Interactionist Analysis. Qual Health Res. 2017 Mar; 27(4):497-508. PMID: 27117961.
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    9. Darling KW, Ackerman SL, Hiatt RH, Lee SS, Shim J. Enacting the molecular imperative: How gene-environment interaction research links bodies and environments in the post-genomic age. Soc Sci Med. 2016 Apr; 155:51-60. PMID: 26994357; PMCID: PMC4815914 [Available on 04/01/17].
    10. Grzanka PR, Brian JD, Shim J. My Bioethics Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be [Bleep]. Am J Bioeth. 2016; 16(4):27-9. PMID: 26982918.
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    11. Chang J, Dubbin L, Shim J. Negotiating substance use stigma: the role of cultural health capital in provider-patient interactions. Sociol Health Illn. 2016 Jan; 38(1):90-108. PMID: 26382837; PMCID: PMC4845742 [Available on 01/01/17].
    12. Stephens C, Halifax E, Bui N, Lee SJ, Harrington C, Shim J, Ritchie C. Provider Perspectives on the Influence of Family on Nursing Home Resident Transfers to the Emergency Department: Crises at the End of Life. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2015; 2015:893062. PMID: 26379704; PMCID: PMC4561315.
    13. Shim J, Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Hiatt RA, Lee SS. Race and ancestry in the age of inclusion: technique and meaning in post-genomic science. J Health Soc Behav. 2014 Dec; 55(4):504-18. PMID: 25378251; PMCID: PMC4443814.
    14. Shim J, Darling KW, Lappe MD, Thomson LK, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Ackerman SL. Homogeneity and heterogeneity as situational properties: producing--and moving beyond?--race in post-genomic science. Soc Stud Sci. 2014 Aug; 44(4):579-99. PMID: 25272613; PMCID: PMC4391627.
    15. Dubbin LA, Chang JS, Shim J. Cultural health capital and the interactional dynamics of patient-centered care. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Sep; 93:113-20. PMID: 23906128; PMCID: PMC3887515.
    16. Yen IH, Shim J, Martinez AD, Barker JC. Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged. J Aging Res. 2012; 2012:139523. PMID: 22272374; PMCID: PMC3261464.
    17. Yen IH, Shim J, Martinez AD.Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change, edited by O’Campo P and Dunn J. Application of two schools of social theory for neighbourhood, place, and health research. 2011; 157-74.
    18. Clarke AE and Shim JK.Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, edited by Pescosolido B, Martin JK, McLeod JD, and Rogers A. Medicalization and biomedicalization revisited: Technoscience and transformations of health, illness, and American medicine. 2011; 173-99.
    19. Shim J. Cultural health capital: A theoretical approach to understanding health care interactions and the dynamics of unequal treatment. J Health Soc Behav. 2010 Mar; 51(1):1-15. PMID: 20420291.
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    20. Clarke AE, Shim J, Mamo L, Fosket JR, Fishman JR.Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S., edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fosket, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim. Biomedicalization: A theoretical and substantive introduction. 2010; 1-44.
    21. Shim J. The End of the Epidemiology Wars? Epidemiological ‘Ethics’ and the Challenge of Translation. BioSocieties. 2010; 5(2):159-79.
    22. Clarke AE, Mamo L, Fosket JR, Fishman JR, and Shim JK (eds.).Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S. 2010.
    23. Shim J. The stratified biomedicalization of heart disease: Expert and lay perspectives on racial and class inequality. Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S., edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fosket, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim. 2010; 218-241.
    24. Clarke AE, Shim J, Shostak S, and Nelson A.Biomedicalising genetic health, diseases, and identities. Pp. 21-40 in Handbook of Genetics and Society: Mapping the New Genomic Era, edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, and Margaret Lock. New York: Routledge. 2009.
    25. Shim J, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative. PLoS Med. 2008 Mar 04; 5(3):e7. PMID: 18318595; PMCID: PMC2270285.
    26. Russ AJ, Shim J, Kaufman SR.The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives, edited by Conrad P. ‘Choosing later’ about dialysis treatment near the end of life. 2008; 405-14.
    27. Russ AJ, Shim J, Kaufman SR. The value of "life at any cost": talk about stopping kidney dialysis. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun; 64(11):2236-47. PMID: 17418924; PMCID: PMC2196209.
    28. Shim J, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Clinical life: expectation and the double edge of medical promise. Health (London). 2007 Apr; 11(2):245-64. PMID: 17344274.
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    29. Kaufman SR, Shim J, Russ AJ. Old age, life extension, and the character of medical choice. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Jul; 61(4):S175-84. PMID: 16855038; PMCID: PMC2310132.
    30. Shim J, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Risk, life extension and the pursuit of medical possibility. Sociol Health Illn. 2006 May; 28(4):479-502. PMID: 16669809.
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    31. Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim J. Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant. Am Ethnol. 2006 Feb; 33(1):81-99. PMID: 18461150.
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    32. Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim J. Bodies in the Making: Transgressions and Transformations, edited by Chen NN and Moglen H. Aged bodies and kinship matters: The biologization of moral commitment. 2006; 126-35.
    33. Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, and Shim JK.Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant. American Ethnologist. 2006; 33(1):81-99.
    34. Russ AJ, Shim J, Kaufman SR. "Is there life on dialysis?": time and aging in a clinically sustained existence. Med Anthropol. 2005 Oct-Dec; 24(4):297-324. PMID: 16249136; PMCID: PMC2310133.
    35. Shim, JK.“Constructing ‘race’ across the science-lay divide: Racial formation in the epidemiology and experience of cardiovascular disease. Social Studies of Science. 2005; 35(3):405-36.
    36. Kaufman SR, Shim J, Russ AJ. Revisiting the biomedicalization of aging: clinical trends and ethical challenges. Gerontologist. 2004 Dec; 44(6):731-8. PMID: 15611209; PMCID: PMC2367129.
    37. Love MB, Legion V, Shim J, Tsai C, Quijano V, Davis C. CHWs get credit: a 10-year history of the first college-credit certificate for community health workers in the United States. Health Promot Pract. 2004 Oct; 5(4):418-28. PMID: 15358914.
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    38. Clarke AE, Shim J, Mamo L, Fosket JR, and Fishman JR.Biomedicalization: Technoscientific transformations of health, illness, and U.S. biomedicine. American Sociological Review. 2003; 68(2):161-94.
    39. Shim J. Understanding the routinised inclusion of race, socioeconomic status, and sex in epidemiology: The utility of concepts from technoscience studies. Sociol Health Illn. 2002; 24(2):129-50.
    40. Shim, JK.Bio-power and racial, class, and gender formation in biomedical knowledge production. Research in the Sociology of Health Care. 2000; 17:73-95.