Janine K. Cataldo, RN, PhD

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. Petersen AB, Thompson LM, Dadi GB, Tolcha A, Cataldo JK. Factors associated with secondhand tobacco smoke in the home: an exploratory cross-sectional study among women in Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16:910.
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  2. Wang JB, Ramo DE, Lisha NE, Cataldo JK. Medical marijuana legalization and cigarette and marijuana co-use in adolescents and adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jul 18.
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  3. Wang JB, Cataldo JK, Ayala GX, Natarajan L, Cadmus-Bertram LA, White MM, Madanat H, Nichols JF, Pierce JP. Mobile and Wearable Device Features that Matter in Promoting Physical Activity. J Mob Technol Med. 2016 Jul; 5(2):2-11.
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  4. Coombs LA, Hunt L, Cataldo J. A scoping review of the nurse practitioner workforce in oncology. Cancer Med. 2016 Aug; 5(8):1908-16.
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  5. Wang JB, Cataldo JK. Medical Marijuana Legalization and Co-use in Adult Cigarette Smokers. Am J Health Behav. 2016 Mar; 40(2):205-14.
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  6. Tantoy IY, Cataldo JK, Aouizerat BE, Dhruva A, Miaskowski C. A Review of the Literature on Multiple Co-occurring Symptoms in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Who Received Chemotherapy Alone or Chemotherapy With Targeted Therapies. Cancer Nurs. 2016 Feb 18.
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  7. Cataldo JK. High-risk older smokers' perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs about lung cancer screening. Cancer Med. 2016 Apr; 5(4):753-9.
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  8. Knobf MT, Cooley ME, Duffy S, Doorenbos A, Eaton L, Given B, Mayer DK, McCorkle R, Miaskowski C, Mitchell S, Sherwood P, Bender C, Cataldo J, Hershey D, Katapodi M, Menon U, Schumacher K, Sun V, LoBiondo-Wood G. The 2014-2018 Oncology Nursing Society Research Agenda. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Sep; 42(5):450-65.
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  9. Cataldo JK, Petersen AB, Hunter M, Wang J, Sheon N. E-cigarette marketing and older smokers: road to renormalization. Am J Health Behav. 2015 May; 39(3):361-71.
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  10. Brown-Johnson CG, Cataldo JK, Orozco N, Lisha NE, Hickman NJ, Prochaska JJ. Validity and reliability of the Internalized Stigma of Smoking Inventory: An exploration of shame, isolation, and discrimination in smokers with mental health diagnoses. Am J Addict. 2015 Aug; 24(5):410-8.
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  11. Cataldo JK, Hunter M, Petersen AB, Sheon N. Positive and instructive anti-smoking messages speak to older smokers: a focus group study. Tob Induc Dis. 2015; 13(1):2.
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  12. Yates P, Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Alexander K, Aouizerat B, Dunn L, Ritchie C, McCarthy A, Skerman H. Differences in Composition of Symptom Clusters Between Older and Younger Oncology Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun; 49(6):1025-34.
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  13. Brown-Johnson, CG, Berrean, B, Cataldo, JK . Development and usability evaluation of the mHealth Tool for Lung Cancer (mHealth TLC): A virtual world health game for lung cancer patients doi:10.1016/j.pec.2014.12.006. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015.
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  14. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn LB, Kober K, Langford DJ, West C, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. Associations between catecholaminergic, GABAergic, and serotonergic genes and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Jun; 19(3):251-9.
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  15. Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, West C, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE. Cytokine gene variations associated with trait and state anxiety in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Apr; 23(4):953-65.
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  16. 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 KM, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene associations with self-report ratings of morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Mar; 17(2):175-84.
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  17. Saad S, Dunn LB, Koetters T, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, West C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variations associated with subsyndromal depressive symptoms in patients with breast cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Aug; 18(4):397-404.
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  18. Zaharias E, Cataldo J, Mackin L, Howie-Esquivel J. Simple measures of function and symptoms in hospitalized heart failure patients predict short-term cardiac event-free survival. Nurs Res Pract. 2014; 2014:815984.
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  19. Chang SH, Cataldo JK. A systematic review of global cultural variations in knowledge, attitudes and health responses to tuberculosis stigma. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Feb; 18(2):168-73, i-iv.
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  20. Brown Johnson CG, Brodsky JL, Cataldo JK. Lung cancer stigma, anxiety, depression, and quality of life. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2014; 32(1):59-73.
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