Maria Chao, DrPH, MPA

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address1545 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division

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    Group acupuncture for painful diabetic neuropathy among underserved patients
    NIH/NCCIH K01AT006545Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Women's Use of Alternative Medicine: A Multiethnic Study
    NIH/NCCIH F31AT001401Mar 15, 2003 - Mar 14, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Chao M, Adler SR. Integrative Medicine and the Imperative for Health Justice. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb; 24(2):101-103. PMID: 29364694.
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    2. Huang AJ, Rowen TS, Abercrombie P, Subak LL, Schembri M, Plaut T, Chao M. Development and Feasibility of a Group-Based Therapeutic Yoga Program for Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pain Med. 2017 Oct 01; 18(10):1864-1872. PMID: 28419385.
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    3. Handley MA, Quan J, Chao M, Ratanawongsa N, Sarkar U, Emmons-Bell S, Schillinger D. Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Diverse Primary Care Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Association with Cardiometabolic Outcomes: From the SF Bay Collaborative Research Network (SF Bay CRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Sep-Oct; 30(5):624-631. PMID: 28923815.
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    4. Duncan LG, Cohn MA, Chao M, Cook JG, Riccobono J, Bardacke N. Benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training: a randomized controlled trial with active comparison. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 May 12; 17(1):140. PMID: 28499376.
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    5. Liu R, Chao M, Jostad-Laswell A, Duncan LG. Does CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care Affect the Birth Experience of Underserved Women? A Mixed Methods Analysis. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 04; 19(2):415-422. PMID: 26942939.
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    6. Chao M, Chang A, Reddy S, Harrison JD, Acquah J, Toveg M, Santana T, Hecht FM. Adjunctive acupuncture for pain and symptom management in the inpatient setting: protocol for a pilot hybrid effectiveness-implementation study. J Integr Med. 2016 May; 14(3):228-38. PMID: 27181130.
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    7. Wade C, Wang L, Zhao WJ, Cardini F, Kronenberg F, Gui SQ, Ying Z, Zhao NQ, Chao M, Yu J. Acupuncture point injection treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised, double blind, controlled study. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 05; 6(1):e008166. PMID: 26733563; PMCID: PMC4716272.
    8. Chang A, Acquah J, Reddy S, Chao M. Acupuncture for the Management of Postdural Puncture Headache: A Case Report. Glob Adv Health Med. 2016 Jan; 5(1):103-6. PMID: 26937320; PMCID: PMC4756779.
    9. Liu R, Chang A, Reddy S, Hecht FM, Chao M. Improving Patient-Centered Care: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Prior Use and Interest in Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches Among Hospitalized Oncology Patients. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Feb; 22(2):160-5. PMID: 26505257; PMCID: PMC4761806 [Available on 02/01/17].
    10. Chao M, Abercrombie PD, Santana T, Duncan LG. Applying the RE-AIM Framework to Evaluate Integrative Medicine Group Visits Among Diverse Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pain Manag Nurs. 2015 Dec; 16(6):920-9. PMID: 26365760; PMCID: PMC4690782 [Available on 12/01/16].
    11. Chao M, Handley MA, Quan J, Sarkar U, Ratanawongsa N, Schillinger D. Disclosure of complementary health approaches among low income and racially diverse safety net patients with diabetes. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Nov; 98(11):1360-6. PMID: 26146238; PMCID: PMC4609248 [Available on 11/01/16].
    12. Chao M, Abercrombie PD, Nakagawa S, Gregorich SE, Learman LA, Kuppermann M. Prevalence and use of complementary health approaches among women with chronic pelvic pain in a prospective cohort study. Pain Med. 2015 Feb; 16(2):328-40. PMID: 25279935; PMCID: PMC4329048.
    13. Chao M, Wade CM, Booth SL. Increase in plasma phylloquinone concentrations following acupoint injection for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2014 Jun; 7(3):151-4. PMID: 24929459; PMCID: PMC4096683.
    14. Chao M, Wade CM, Abercrombie PD, Gomolak D. An innovative acupuncture treatment for primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, crossover pilot study. Altern Ther Health Med. 2014 Jan-Feb; 20(1):49-56. PMID: 24445356; PMCID: PMC3898591.
    15. Tippens KM, Chao M, Connelly E, Locke A. Patient perspectives on care received at community acupuncture clinics: a qualitative thematic analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Oct 29; 13:293. PMID: 24168022; PMCID: PMC4231447.
    16. Chao M, Abercrombie PD, Duncan LG. Centering as a model for group visits among women with chronic pelvic pain. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2012 Sep-Oct; 41(5):703-10. PMID: 22862426; PMCID: PMC3492518.
    17. Chao M, Tippens KM, Connelly E. Utilization of group-based, community acupuncture clinics: a comparative study with a nationally representative sample of acupuncture users. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Jun; 18(6):561-6. PMID: 22551075; PMCID: PMC3390970.
    18. Chao M, Wade C, Kronenberg F. Disclosure of complementary and alternative medicine to conventional medical providers: variation by race/ethnicity and type of CAM. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Nov; 100(11):1341-9. PMID: 19024232; PMCID: PMC2709648.
    19. Reiff M, Wade C, Chao M, Kronenberg F, Cushman LF. Health practices and vaginal microbicide acceptability among urban black women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Oct; 17(8):1345-51. PMID: 18788991; PMCID: PMC2944437.
    20. Wade C, Chao M, Kronenberg F, Cushman L, Kalmuss D. Medical pluralism among American women: results of a national survey. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Jun; 17(5):829-40. PMID: 18537484; PMCID: PMC2942786.
    21. Chao M, Wade CM. Socioeconomic factors and women's use of complementary and alternative medicine in four racial/ethnic groups. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(1):65-71. PMID: 18447102; PMCID: PMC4160874.
    22. Wade C, Chao M, Kronenberg F. Medical pluralism of Chinese women living in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2007 Oct; 9(4):255-67. PMID: 17431784.
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    23. Chao M, Wade C, Kronenberg F, Kalmuss D, Cushman LF. Women's reasons for complementary and alternative medicine use: racial/ethnic differences. J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Oct; 12(8):719-22. PMID: 17034277; PMCID: PMC2673532.
    24. Kronenberg F, Cushman LF, Wade CM, Kalmuss D, Chao M. Race/ethnicity and women's use of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States: results of a national survey. Am J Public Health. 2006 Jul; 96(7):1236-42. PMID: 16735632; PMCID: PMC1483863.
    25. Abraído-Lanza AF, Chao M, Flórez KR. Do healthy behaviors decline with greater acculturation? Implications for the Latino mortality paradox. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Sep; 61(6):1243-55. PMID: 15970234; PMCID: PMC3587355.
    26. Abraído-Lanza AF, Chao M, Gates CY. Acculturation and cancer screening among Latinas: results from the National Health Interview Survey. Ann Behav Med. 2005 Feb; 29(1):22-8. PMID: 15677297.
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    27. Abraído-Lanza AF, Chao M, Gammon MD. Breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas and non-Latina whites. Am J Public Health. 2004 Aug; 94(8):1393-8. PMID: 15284049; PMCID: PMC1448461.
    28. Dessio W, Wade C, Chao M, Kronenberg F, Cushman LE, Kalmuss D. Religion, spirituality, and healthcare choices of African-American women: results of a national survey. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(2):189-97. PMID: 15132203.
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