Faculty ProfilesJane Jih, MD, MPH
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a practicing general internist and investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. My overall research program aims to reduce health disparities and promote health equity among multiethnic and linguistically diverse older adults by developing and evaluating innovative, patient-centered interventions. In addition to research, I also engage in clinical teaching and research mentoring of residents and students. I serve as the Associate Director for the Pathway to Discovery in Health & Society.
My current research focuses on:
a) the influence of contextual factors (e.g. race/ethnicity, language, culture, health behaviors, patient preferences and goals) on chronic disease self-management, particularly among patients with multiple chronic conditions;
b) patient-provider communication about contextual factors with particular interest in unmet health-related social needs (e.g. food insecurity);
c) use of photos as a tool to communicate about contextual factors important in chronic disease self-management. This work is based on the premise that photos can promote efficient information exchange and activate patients to communicate their complex lived experiences, including their goals and preferences that may otherwise be difficult to elicit or challenging to discuss in current clinical practice.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|UCSF||Primary Care Research Fellowship||2014|
|UCSF||MAS with Specialization in Implementation Science||2014|
|Mercy Hospital and Medical Center||Internal Medicine Chief Residency||2012|
|University of Chicago Medical Center||Internal Medicine Residency||2011|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||MD||2008|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||MPH, Epidemiology||2008|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||BA, Psychology||2003|
Asian American health, Filipino American health, Photovoice, aging, chronic disease self-management, community based participatory research (CBPR), contextual factors, diabetes, dietary behaviors, food insecurity, geriatrics, health communication, health disparities, multiple chronic conditions, narrative medicine, obesity, patient-provider communication, photo elicitation, physical activity, social determinants of health, technology-based interventionsAwards and Honors
Presidential Poster Award - Health and Healthcare Disparities Category, American Geriatrics Society, 2016
Research Career Development Award, UCSF Pepper Center, 2015-2016
Butler Williams Scholars Program (Summer Science Institute), National Institute on Aging, 2015
Loan Repayment Program Recipient, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2014-2018
Best Published Paper Award, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health of the American Public Health Association, 2014
Delta Omega, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, 2008
Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, 2007-2008
Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2007
Prize for Public Service, JW Saxe Memorial Fund, 2002
Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad (Taiwan), National Security Education Program, 2002-2003
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002
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In the News
- Dr. Jane Jih Featured on Inside NIA Blog
- Jane Jih, Tung Nguyen, Alka Kanaya and Coauthors win 2014 APIC Best Published Paper Award
- Jane Jih Wins AGS Presidential Poster Award in Health & Health Disparities Category
|Project Title||Project Number||Fiscal Year|
|Identifying and Assessing Food Insecurity In Older Diverse Primary Care Patients||R03AG050880||2017|
Jih J, Quema P, Antonio LM, Villero OO, Roque M, Domingo J, Landicho J, Napoles A, Kaplan CP, Nguyen TT. Application of Photovoice with Focus Groups to Explore Dietary Behaviors of Older Filipino Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2018; in press.
Palmer NR, Gregorich SE, Livaudais-Toman J, Jih J, Kaplan CP. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Prostate Cancer Survivors' Perceived Engagement in Treatment Decision-Making. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 Mar 07.
Jih J, Nguyen MP, Ly I, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Woo K, Chan E, Gildengorin G, Stewart SL, Burke A, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Nov 22.
Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Woo K, Stewart SL, Le GM, Burke A, Gildengorin G, Pasick RJ, Wang J, Chan E, Fung LC, Jih J, McPhee SJ. Colorectal Cancer Screening and Chinese Americans: Efficacy of Lay Health Worker Outreach and Print Materials. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar; 52(3):e67-e76.
Jih J, Le G, Woo K, Tsoh JY, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Burke A, Wong C, Chan E, Fung LC, Yu F, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Educational Interventions to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Older Chinese Americans: A Cluster-Randomized Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jun; 106(6):1092-8.
Jih J, Vittinghoff E, Fernandez A. Patient-physician language concordance and use of preventive care services among limited English proficient Latinos and Asians. Public Health Rep. 2015 Mar-Apr; 130(2):134-42.
Bares S, Steinbeck J, Bence L, Kordik A, Acree ME, Jih J, Farnan J, Watson S, Rasinski K, Schneider J, Pitrak D. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Ordering Patterns for Routine HIV Screening among Resident Physicians at an Urban Medical Center. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 Jul; 15(4):320-7.
Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 65:1-6.
Yeh SH, Tsai CY, Kao JH, Liu CJ, Kuo TJ, Lin MW, Huang WL, Lu SF, Jih J, Chen DS, Chen PJ. Quantification and genotyping of hepatitis B virus in a single reaction by real-time PCR and melting curve analysis. J Hepatol. 2004 Oct; 41(4):659-66.
Tzavos A, Jih J, Ragozzino ME. Differential effects of M1 muscarinic receptor blockade and nicotinic receptor blockade in the dorsomedial striatum on response reversal learning. Behav Brain Res. 2004 Sep 23; 154(1):245-53.