Jennifer Rienks, PhD

Title(s)Full Professional Res, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address500 Parnassus Avenue, #E313
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Jennifer Rienks, PhD, has been with FHOP since 1996 and is currently the Associate Director of FHOP. A native of Connecticut, Dr. Rienks received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut before heading west to complete both her Masters of Science degree and PhD in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include the application of social science theories and methods to public health to change health behaviors and health systems, and the role of the physical and social environment in shaping health behaviors.

    Dr. Rienks has worked on a variety of research projects and brings data analysis, research and survey design and project management skills to FHOP. Past projects include researching the use of a risk assessment tool for the targeting clinical outreach and HIV prevention services to high-risk women; an evaluation of a breast-cancer navigator project; a community collaborative research project funded by the University-wide AIDS Research Project to compare the effectiveness of standard HIV testing and counseling vs. an enhanced intervention that included STD screening; the evaluation of the SevenPrinicples Project - a project to reduce black infant mortality disparities in San Francisco conducted by the San Francisco Department and Public Health. Recently, Dr. Rienks has been researching the impact of implementing a new model of labor and delivery on physician satisfaction and patient outcomes at a local community hospital. Current projects include leading the 2016-2020 Title V Needs Assessment for the California Department of Health Services' California Children's Services program, and ongoing work with the California Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health to provide county level data and build local capacity for effective health planning, intervention implementation and program evaluation.

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    1. Home Visiting in California During the First Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study of Low-Income Pregnant and Parenting Caregivers. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2024 May-Jun 01; 30(3):403-410. Franck LS, Mehra R, Remy L, Rienks J. PMID: 38603746.
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    2. A Qualitative Analysis of Low-Income Pregnant and Parenting Caregivers' Experiences With Home Visiting in California During the First 2 Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2024 Mar-Apr 01; 30(2):158-167. Franck LS, Johnson I, Mehra R, Remy L, Rienks J. PMID: 37646559; PMCID: PMC10833179.
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    3. Using social marketing to increase awareness of the African American infant mortality disparity. Health Promot Pract. 2013 May; 14(3):408-14. Rienks J, Oliva G. PMID: 22991310.
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    4. African American's awareness of disparities in infant mortality rates and sudden infant death syndrome risks. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug; 21(3):946-60. Oliva G, Rienks J, Smyly V. PMID: 20693737.
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    5. Evaluating a program to build data capacity for core public health functions in local maternal child and adolescent health programs in california. Matern Child Health J. 2007 Jan; 11(1):1-10. Oliva G, Rienks J, Chavez GF. PMID: 17006772.
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    6. A university and community-based organization collaboration to build capacity to develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative HIV prevention intervention for an urban African American population. AIDS Educ Prev. 2005 Aug; 17(4):300-16. Oliva G, Rienks J, Udoh I, Smith CD. PMID: 16224863.
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