Jennifer James, PhD, MS, MSW

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6240-3487 Additional info
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    Yale University, New Haven, CTBA05/2008Political Science
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAMSW05/2010Social Work
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAMS08/2010Social Policy
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPhD06/2016Sociology
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    Yale University2006Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship
    City of New Haven, CT2007Official Citation, City of New Haven
    Morse College, Yale University2008Yale University Morse College Fellows Award
    University of California, San Francisco2010  - 2012UCSF National Institute for General Medical Sciences Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco2012UCSF Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship
    American Association for Cancer Research2012AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
    American Association for Cancer Research2012AACR Susan G. Komen for the Cure Scholar-in-Training Award
    University of California, San Francisco2013UCSF Graduate Dean’s Health Science Fellowship
    Sociologists for Women in Society 2013Esther Ngan-Ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship
    UCSF Hartford Center2014UCSF Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Research & Leadership Development in Geron
    UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences2014Virginia Olesen Dissertation Scholarship
    University of California, San Francisco2014University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship
    UCSF School of Nursing2015UCSF School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship
    Sociologists for Women in Society2015Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Award
    International Institute for Qualitative Inquiry2018Qualitative Dissertation Award
    UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities and UCSF Pepper Center2019UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Scholar
    Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program2020Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program Scholar
    American Public Health Association, Aging and Public Health Section2020Betty Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award, Honorable Mention
    University of California, San Francisco2021UCSF Population Health and Health Equity Scholar

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    1. 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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    2. Pre-Appointment Nurse Navigation: Patient-Centered Findings From a Survey of Patients With Breast Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2021 Oct 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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    3. A Second Chance at Health. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 2021; 14(2):70-80. . View Publication.
    4. 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.
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    5. 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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    6. In Z. Luna & W. Pirtle (Eds.), Black Feminist Sociology. Black Feminist Epistemological Methodology: Bridging Theory and Methods to Research Health and Illness. 2021. .
    7. Regimes of Patienthood: Developing an Intersectional Concept to Theorize Illness Experiences. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. 2020; 6:185-192. .
    8. 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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    9. Reinforcing Loss and Rendering Invisible: Adoptee Experience and the Structural Failings of Biomedicine. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. 2018; 8(2):151-156. .
    10. 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.
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    11. Black Women with Advanced Cancer and the Challenge of Biomedicine: A Black Feminist Methodological Exploration of the Lived Experience of Terminal Illness. 2016. .
    12. "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.
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