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Janine K. Cataldo, RN, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing


Phone: (415) 476-4721
Box 0610, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0610

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University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, BSN, 1979-1981, Nursing
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, MSN, 1983-1984, Mental Health Nursing
New York University, New York, NY, Ph.D., 1987-1989, Nursing Research
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Fellowship, 1997-1998, Psych/Oncology
University of California, San Francisco CA, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, Fellowship, 2006-2007, Tobacco Control

Professional Experience

  • 1981-1983
    Nurse, Neuro ICU and Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • 1983-1985
    Psychiatric Nursing Care Manager and Educator, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY
  • 1985-1986
    Instructor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of KY, Lexington, KY
  • 1986-1989
    Research Project Director, Onset of Affective Disorders in Newly Admitted Long-term Care Patients, NIH funded, New York University Medical School, NY, NY
  • 1989-1996
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Rutgers University, College of Nursing Department of Psych-Mental Health Graduate Nursing, Newark NJ
  • 1996-1998
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Advancing Care in Serious Illness, Psychosocial Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998-2001
    Lecturer, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT. Co-Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and Director of the Substance Abuse Specialty
  • 2004-2006
    Adjunct Assistant Professor - Samuel Merritt College School of Nursing: Health Policy and Research Methods
  • 2006-2007
    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Tobacco Research and Education
  • 2007- 2008
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2008-present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing/Gerontology-Oncology, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2008-present
    Associate Director, John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2009-present
    Core Faculty for UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Honors & Awards

  • 2005-2006
    Visiting Professor/Fellowship, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
  • 2007
    Samuel Merritt College, Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2008-2009
    Planning Committee Member for the 2009 World Conference on Lung Cancer
  • 2009
    UCSF Academic Senate Individual Investigator Award
  • 2009
    Core Scientific Planning Committee for 2011 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
  • 2010
    American Cancer Society Institutional Research Award for New Investigators
  • 2010
    Research Award for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical Translational Sciences
  • 2010
    NINR P30 Faculty Scholar
  • 2010
    Consultant for WHO Ageing and Health Meeting, Geneva Switzerland, June 2010
  • 2010
    ONS Foundation Research Fellowship Award "Molecular Basis of Lung Cancer Stigma and Symptom Management"

Selected Publications

  1. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober K, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Differences in morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Dec; 17(6):841-8.
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  2. Yerger VB, Cataldo JK, Malone RE. Older smokers could be the strongest supporters for U.S. government regulation of tobacco: a focus group study. Tob Induc Dis. 2013; 11(1):17.
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  3. Cataldo JK, Brodsky JL. Lung cancer stigma, anxiety, depression and symptom severity. Oncology. 2013; 85(1):33-40.
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  4. Brown C, Cataldo J. Explorations of lung cancer stigma for female long-term survivors. Nurs Inq. 2013 Dec; 20(4):352-62.
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  5. Cataldo JK, Paul S, Cooper B, Skerman H, Alexander K, Aouizerat B, Blackman V, Merriman J, Dunn L, Ritchie C, Yates P, Miaskowski C. Differences in the symptom experience of older versus younger oncology outpatients: a cross-sectional study. BMC Cancer. 2013; 13:6.
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  6. Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Paul SM, West C, Langford D, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Dunn L, Dodd M, Neuhaus J, Baggott C, Dhruva A, Schmidt B, Cataldo J, Merriman J, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1172-87.
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  7. Dunn LB, Aouizerat BE, Langford DJ, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variation is associated with depressive symptom trajectories in oncology patients and family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Jun; 17(3):346-53.
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  8. Miaskowski C, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dodd M, Lee K, West C, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE. Evidence of associations between cytokine genes and subjective reports of sleep disturbance in oncology patients and their family caregivers. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40560.
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  9. Knapp K, Cooper B, Koetters T, Cataldo J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, West C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Trajectories and predictors of symptom occurrence, severity, and distress in prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Oct; 44(4):486-507.
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  10. McCann B, Miaskowski C, Koetters T, Baggott C, West C, Levine JD, Elboim C, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Dunn L, Rugo H, Dodd M, Paul SM, Neuhaus J, Cooper B, Schmidt B, Langford D, Cataldo J, Aouizerat BE. Associations between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine genes and breast pain in women prior to breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2012 May; 13(5):425-37.
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  11. Illi J, Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Levine JD, Dunn L, West C, Dodd M, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Langford D, Schmidt B, Aouizerat BE. Association between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression. Cytokine. 2012 Jun; 58(3):437-47.
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  12. Hawk M, Cataldo J, Puntillo K, Miaskowski C. Blunt thoracic injury in older adults: application of Haddon's phase-factor matrix model. J Gerontol Nurs. 2012 Feb; 38(2):14-27; quiz 28-9.
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  13. Cataldo JK, Jahan TM, Pongquan VL. Lung cancer stigma, depression, and quality of life among ever and never smokers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2012 Jul; 16(3):264-9.
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  14. Cataldo JK, Slaughter R, Jahan TM, Pongquan VL, Hwang WJ. Measuring stigma in people with lung cancer: psychometric testing of the cataldo lung cancer stigma scale. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2011 Jan; 38(1):E46-54.
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  15. Cataldo JK, Dubey S, Prochaska JJ. Smoking cessation: an integral part of lung cancer treatment. Oncology. 2010; 78(5-6):289-301.
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  16. Cataldo JK, Bero LA, Malone RE. "A delicate diplomatic situation": tobacco industry efforts to gain control of the Framingham Study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Aug; 63(8):841-53.
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  17. Cataldo JK, Glantz SA. Smoking cessation and Alzheimer's disease: facts, fallacies and promise. Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 May; 10(5):629-31.
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  18. Cataldo JK, Prochaska JJ, Glantz SA. Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease: an analysis controlling for tobacco industry affiliation. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010; 19(2):465-80.
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  19. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Hudmon KS, Cataldo JK. Designing for dissemination: development of an evidence-based tobacco treatment curriculum for psychiatry training programs. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2009 Feb; 15(1):24-31.
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  20. Cataldo JK, Malone RE. False promises: the tobacco industry, "low tar" cigarettes, and older smokers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Sep; 56(9):1716-23.
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