Jennifer James, PhD, MS, MSW

Title(s)Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #122P
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPhD06/2016Sociology
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAMS08/2010Social Policy
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAMSW05/2010Social Work
    Yale University, New Haven, CTBA05/2008Political Science
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    University of Pennsylvania2024Renee Fox Lectureship
    University of California Medical Students Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)20222022 MSTAR Best Research Mentor Award
    University of California, San Francisco2022UCSF Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center Emerging Health Equity Scholar Award
    Society of Family Planning2021Changemaker in Family Planning Award
    University of California, San Francisco2021UCSF Society of Hellman Fellows Award
    Greenwall Foundation 2021Greenwall Faculty Scholar
    University of California, San Francisco2021UCSF Population Health and Health Equity Scholar
    American Public Health Association, Aging and Public Health Section2020Betty Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award, Honorable Mention
    Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program2020Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program Scholar
    UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities and UCSF Pepper Center2019UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Scholar
    International Institute for Qualitative Inquiry2018Qualitative Dissertation Award
    Sociologists for Women in Society2015Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Award
    UCSF School of Nursing2015UCSF School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship
    University of California, San Francisco2014University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship
    UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences2014Virginia Olesen Dissertation Scholarship
    UCSF Hartford Center2014UCSF Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Research & Leadership Development in Geron
    Sociologists for Women in Society 2013Esther Ngan-Ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship
    University of California, San Francisco2013UCSF Graduate Dean’s Health Science Fellowship
    American Association for Cancer Research2012AACR Susan G. Komen for the Cure Scholar-in-Training Award
    American Association for Cancer Research2012AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
    University of California, San Francisco2012UCSF Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco2010  - 2012UCSF National Institute for General Medical Sciences Fellowship
    Morse College, Yale University2008Yale University Morse College Fellows Award
    City of New Haven, CT2007Official Citation, City of New Haven
    Yale University2006Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship

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    1. Controlling Reproduction and Disrupting Family Formation: California Women’s Prisons and the Violent Legacy of Eugenics. Societies. 2024; 14(5):73. Vrindavani Avila and Jennifer Elyse James. . View Publication.
    2. Caregiver Experiences of Racialization While Accessing Early Intervention (EI) Services for their Children. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. 2024. Jessa N. Culver, MS, Susanne P. Martin Herz, MD, PhD, Adriana Guzman, BA, Javier Aguayo, BA, Jyothi Marbin, MD, Kenya Martinez, BA, and Jennifer James, PhD, MS, MSW. View Publication.
    3. "We're Not Patients. We're Inmates": Older Black Women's Experience of Aging, Health, and Illness During and After Incarceration. Gerontologist. 2024 Apr 01; 64(4). James JE. PMID: 37650919.
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    4. Reproductive Justice and Abolition: Important Lessons Black Feminists Have Been Teaching Us for Years. Am J Bioeth. 2024 Feb; 24(2):55-58. James JE. PMID: 38295241.
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    5. A qualitative study of primary care clinician's approach to ending cervical cancer screening in older women in the United States. Prev Med Rep. 2023 Dec; 36:102500. Holt HK, Flores R, James JE, Waters C, Kaplan CP, Peterson CE, Sawaya GF. PMID: 38116273; PMCID: PMC10728461.
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    6. The Problem Is Not (Merely) Mass Incarceration: Incarceration as a Bioethical Crisis and Abolition as a Moral Obligation. Hastings Cent Rep. 2023 Nov; 53(6):35-37. James JE. PMID: 38131492.
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    7. Bonaparte AD, Oparah J, editors. Birthing Justice Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth. Sheltering in Community: Reimagining Black Birth during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2023. James JE, Roane A, Oparah JC.
    8. "Good luck, social distance": rapid decarceration and community care for serious mental illness and substance use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Justice. 2023 Sep 18; 11(1):39. James JE, Dauria EF, Desai R, Bell A, Izenberg JM. PMID: 37721650; PMCID: PMC10506186.
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    9. The role of polygenic risk scores in breast cancer risk perception and decision-making. J Community Genet. 2023 Oct; 14(5):489-501. Riddle L, Joseph G, Caruncho M, Koenig BA, James JE. PMID: 37311883; PMCID: PMC10576692.
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    10. Correction to: Black Bioethics in the Age of Black Lives Matter. J Med Humanit. 2023 Jun; 44(2):287-289. Ray K, Fletcher FE, Martschenko DO, James JE. PMID: 36823391; PMCID: PMC9950005.
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    11. Hospice Quality, Race, and Disenrollment in Hospice Enrollees With Dementia. J Palliat Med. 2023 08; 26(8):1100-1108. Hunt LJ, Gan S, Smith AK, Aldridge MD, Boscardin WJ, Harrison KL, James JE, Lee AK, Yaffe K. PMID: 37010377; PMCID: PMC10440673.
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    12. Black Bioethics in the Age of Black Lives Matter. J Med Humanit. 2023 06; 44(2):251-267. Ray K, Fletcher FE, Martschenko DO, James JE. PMID: 36752936; PMCID: PMC9905759.
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    13. Diagnosis and the practices of patienthood: How diagnostic journeys shape illness experiences. Sociol Health Illn. 2024 Mar; 46(S1):225-241. Jeske M, James J, Joyce K. PMID: 36707922.
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    14. "Prison life is very hard and it's made harder if you're isolated": COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies and the mental health of incarcerated women in California. Int J Prison Health. 2022 Nov 21. James JE, Riddle L, Perez-Aguilar G. PMID: 36394281; PMCID: PMC10129363.
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    15. "It's personalized, but it's still bucket based": The promise of personalized medicine vs. the reality of genomic risk stratification in a breast cancer screening trial. New Genet Soc. 2022; 41(3):228-253. James JE, Joseph G. PMID: 36936188; PMCID: PMC10021681.
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    16. A qualitative study of unaffected ATM and CHEK2 carriers: How participants make meaning of 'moderate risk' genetic results in a population breast cancer screening trial. J Genet Couns. 2022 12; 31(6):1421-1433. James JE, Riddle L, Caruncho M, Koenig BA, Joseph G. PMID: 35877161; PMCID: PMC9722572.
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    17. COVID-19 and the reimaging of compassionate release. Int J Prison Health. 2022 Jun 24. James JE, Foe M, Desai R, Rangan A, Price M. PMID: 35730723; PMCID: PMC10134411.
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    18. Is It Ethical to Mandate Vaccination among Incarcerated Persons? Consider Enforcement and Ask People Living in Prisons and Jails. Am J Bioeth. 2022 11; 22(11):W7-W8. James JE. PMID: 35723578; PMCID: PMC10231410.
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    19. Guest editorial. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 2022; 18(2):117-123. Nickolas Zaller, Lisa Barry, Jane Dorotik, Jennifer James, Andrea K. Knittel, Fernando Murillo, Stephanie Grace Prost and Brie Williams. View Publication.
    20. The Association Between Race and Place of Death Among Persons With Dementia. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 09; 64(3):e109-e114. Mayan I, Yaffe K, James J, Hunt LJ. PMID: 35618245; PMCID: PMC10026613.
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    21. Black Feminist Bioethics: Centering Community to Ask Better Questions. Hastings Cent Rep. 2022 03; 52 Suppl 1:S21-S23. James JE. PMID: 35470879.
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    22. Race, Racism, and Bioethics: Are We Stuck? Am J Bioeth. 2022 03; 22(3):22-24. James JE. PMID: 35258424.
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    23. The limits of personalization in precision medicine: Polygenic risk scores and racial categorization in a precision breast cancer screening trial. PLoS One. 2021; 16(10):e0258571. James JE, Riddle L, Koenig BA, Joseph G. PMID: 34714858; PMCID: PMC8555816.
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    24. Pre-Appointment Nurse Navigation: Patient-Centered Findings From a Survey of Patients With Breast Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2021 10 01; 25(5):E57-E62. Wang T, Huilgol YS, Black J, D'Andrea C, James J, Northrop A, Belkora J, Esserman LJ. PMID: 34533526.
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    25. A Second Chance at Health. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 2021; 14(2):70-80. Jennifer Elyse James. . View Publication.
    26. Corrigendum: Creativity, Resilience and Resistance: Black Birthworkers' Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Front Sociol. 2021; 6:695303. Oparah JC, James JE, Barnett D, Jones LM, Melbourne D, Peprah S, Walker JA. PMID: 34055964; PMCID: PMC8158436.
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    27. Creativity, Resilience and Resistance: Black Birthworkers' Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Front Sociol. 2021; 6:636029. Oparah JC, James JE, Barnett D, Jones LM, Melbourne D, Peprah S, Walker JA. PMID: 33869584; PMCID: PMC8022614.
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    28. Beyond Seeing Race: Centering Racism and Acknowledging Agency Within Bioethics. Am J Bioeth. 2021 02; 21(2):56-58. James JE, Iacopetti CL. PMID: 33534684.
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    29. In Z. Luna & W. Pirtle (Eds.), Black Feminist Sociology. Black Feminist Epistemological Methodology: Bridging Theory and Methods to Research Health and Illness. 2021. Jennifer E. James. .
    30. Regimes of Patienthood: Developing an Intersectional Concept to Theorize Illness Experiences. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. 2020; 6:185-192. Kelly Ann Joyce, Jennifer E James, Melanie Jeske.
    31. Reinforcing Loss and Rendering Invisible: Adoptee Experience and the Structural Failings of Biomedicine. Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2018; 8(2):151-156. James J. PMID: 30220699.
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    32. What Impact Do Chaplains Have? A Pilot Study of Spiritual AIM for Advanced Cancer Patients in Outpatient Palliative Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 11; 54(5):707-714. Kestenbaum A, Shields M, James J, Hocker W, Morgan S, Karve S, Rabow MW, Dunn LB. PMID: 28736103; PMCID: PMC5650916.
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    33. Black Women with Advanced Cancer and the Challenge of Biomedicine: A Black Feminist Methodological Exploration of the Lived Experience of Terminal Illness. 2016. Jennifer E. James. .
    34. "Taking your place at the table": an autoethnographic study of chaplains' participation on an interdisciplinary research team. BMC Palliat Care. 2015 May 02; 14:20. Kestenbaum A, James J, Morgan S, Shields M, Hocker W, Rabow M, Dunn LB. PMID: 25934500; PMCID: PMC4416235.
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