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Janet Shim, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Phone415-514-9392
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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
    UCSF School of Nursing2012Excellence in Teaching Award for Supportive Learning Environment
    UCSF School of Nursing Graduating Class of 20122012Mentor of the Year Award
    Society for the Study of Social Problems2014Finalist, C. Wright Mills Award, for Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease
    UCSF Graduate Students Association and the Graduate Division Alumni Association2014Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award nomination
    UCSF Academic Senate2016Distinguished Faculty Distinction in Teaching Award

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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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    The Ethics of Inclusion: Diversity in Precision Medicine Research
    NIH/NHGRI R01HG010330Sep 20, 2018 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    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
    MEANINGS OF RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER IN HEART DISEASE
    AHRQ R03HS010582Sep 30, 1999 - Feb 28, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Lee SS, Fullerton SM, Saperstein A, Shim JK. Ethics of inclusion: Cultivate trust in precision medicine. Science. 2019 06 07; 364(6444):941-942. PMID: 31171685.
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    2. Stephens CE, Halifax E, David D, Bui N, Lee SJ, Shim J, Ritchie CS. "They Don't Trust Us": The Influence of Perceptions of Inadequate Nursing Home Care on Emergency Department Transfers and the Potential Role for Telehealth. Clin Nurs Res. 2019 Apr 21; 1054773819835015. PMID: 31007055.
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    3. Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Van Natta M, Hanssmann C, Burke NJ. Caring for "Super-utilizers": Neoliberal Social Assistance in the Safety-net. Med Anthropol Q. 2019 Jun; 33(2):173-190. PMID: 30291726.
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    4. Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Hanssmann CL, Rasidjan MP, Shim JK. Stratified citizenship, stratified health: Examining latinx legal status in the U.S. healthcare safety net. Soc Sci Med. 2019 01; 220:49-55. PMID: 30391641.
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    5. Rubin S, Burke N, Van Natta M, Yen I, Shim JK. Like a Fish out of Water: Managing Chronic Pain in the Urban Safety Net. J Health Soc Behav. 2018 12; 59(4):487-500. PMID: 30229682.
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    6. Shim JK, Alam SR, Aouizerat BE. Knowing something versus feeling different:The effects and non-effects of genetic ancestry on racial identity. New Genet Soc. 2018; 37(1):44-66. PMID: 31666800.
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    7. Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Rubin S, Fleming MD, Thompson-Lastad A, Shim JK. Complex care and contradictions of choice in the safety net. Sociol Health Illn. 2018 03; 40(3):538-551. PMID: 29424102.
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    8. Napoles TM, Burke NJ, Shim JK, 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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    9. Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, 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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    10. Park LG, Collins EG, Shim JK, 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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    11. Sara L. Ackerman, Katherine Weatherford Darling, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Robert A. Hiatt, Janet K. Shim. The Ethics of Translational Science: Imagining Public Benefit in Gene-Environment Interaction Research. Engaging Science Technology and Society. 2017 Jun 29; 3(0):351-374.
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    12. Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ. Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers' perspectives on structural vulnerability and time. Soc Sci Med. 2017 08; 186:104-112. PMID: 28618290.
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    13. Fleming MD, Shim JK, 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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    14. Chitewere T, Shim JK, Barker JC, Yen IH. How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology. Health Place. 2017 05; 45:117-123. PMID: 28342425.
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    15. Hankivsky, Olena, Lesley Doyal, Gillian Einstein, Ursula Kelly, Janet K. Shim, Lynn Weber, and Robin Repta.The odd couple: Using biomedicine and intersectional approaches to address health inequities. Global Health Action. 2017; 10(sup2).
    16. Dubbin L, McLemore M, Shim JK. 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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    17. Darling KW, Ackerman SL, Hiatt RH, Lee SS, Shim JK. 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.
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    18. Sara L. Ackerman, Katherine Weatherford Darling, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Robert A. Hiatt, Janet K. Shim. Accounting for Complexity. Science Technology & Human Values. 2016 Mar 1; 41(2):194-218.
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    19. Shim, Janet K., Jamie Suki Chang, and Leslie A. Dubbin.Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations, edited by Michele Rivkin-Fish, Mara Buchbinder, and Rebecca Walker. Cultural health capital: A sociological intervention into patient-centered care and the Affordable Care Act. 2016.
    20. Grzanka PR, Brian JD, Shim JK. My Bioethics Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be [Bleep]. Am J Bioeth. 2016; 16(4):27-9. PMID: 26982918.
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    21. 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.
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    22. 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.
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    23. Shim, Janet K., Katherine Weatherford Darling, Sara L. Ackerman, Robert A. Hiatt, and Sandra Soo-Jin Lee.Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetics: Old Critiques and New Engagements, edited by Susan Bell and Anne Figert. Reimagining race and ancestry: Biomedicalizing difference in post-genomic subjects. 2015.
    24. Shim JK, 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.
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    25. Shim JK, 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.
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    26. Janet K. Shim.. Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease. 2014.
    27. Dubbin LA, Chang JS, Shim JK. Cultural health capital and the interactional dynamics of patient-centered care. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Sep; 93:113-20. PMID: 23906128.
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    28. Yen IH, Shim JK, Martinez AD, Barker JC. Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged. J Aging Res. 2012; 2012:139523. PMID: 22272374.
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    29. Irene H. Yen, Janet K. Shim, Airín D. Martínez. Application of Two Schools of Social Theory to Neighbourhood, Place and Health Research. Rethinking Social Epidemiology. 2012 Jan 1; 157-174.
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    30. Yen IH, Shim JK, 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.
    31. 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.
    32. Janet K Shim, L Katherine Thomson. The end of the epidemiology wars? Epidemiological ‘ethics’ and the challenge of translation. BioSocieties. 2010 Jun 1; 5(2):159-179.
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    33. Shim JK. 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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    34. Shim JK and Thomson LK.. The End of the Epidemiology Wars? Epidemiological ‘Ethics’ and the Challenge of Translation. BioSocieties. 2010; 5(2):159-79.
    35. Clarke AE, Shim JK, 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.
    36. Shim JK.. 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.
    37. Clarke AE, Mamo L, Fosket JR, Fishman JR, and Shim JK (eds.).. Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S. 2010.
    38. Clarke, Adele E. and Janet K. Shim.. Medicalization and biomedicalization revisited: Technoscience and transformations of health, illness, and biomedicine. Salute e Società (Health and Society). 2009; 2(8):209-241.
    39. Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative. PLoS Med. 2008 Mar 04; 5(3):e7. PMID: 18318595.
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    40. Russ AJ, Shim JK, 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.
    41. Russ AJ, Shim JK, 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.
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    42. Shim JK, 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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    43. Kaufman SR, Shim JK, 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.
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    44. Shim JK, 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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    45. Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim JK. 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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    46. Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim JK.. 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.
    47. Russ AJ, Shim JK, 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.
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    48. Janet K. Shim. Constructing ‘Race’ Across the Science-Lay Divide. Social Studies of Science. 2005 Jun 1; 35(3):405-436.
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    49. Kaufman SR, Shim JK, Russ AJ. Revisiting the biomedicalization of aging: clinical trends and ethical challenges. Gerontologist. 2004 Dec; 44(6):731-8. PMID: 15611209.
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    50. Love MB, Legion V, Shim JK, 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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    51. Clarke AE, Shim JK, 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.
    52. Janet K. Shim. Understanding the routinised inclusion of race, socioeconomic status and sex in epidemiology: the utility of concepts from technoscience studies. Sociology of Health & Illness. 2002 Mar 1; 24(2):129-150.
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    53. 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.