Janice Y. Tsoh, PhD

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Janice Y. Tsoh, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

jtsoh@lppi.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 502-8438 (voice)
Box 0984, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984

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Research Summary

I am an Associate Professor and a practicing clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. My research interest centers on developing and testing culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions for reducing cancer health disparities, particularly in tobacco control targeting vulnerable populations. I am a bilingual and bicultural psychologist originally from Hong Kong, China, my research and clinical specialties are in the areas of behavioral medicine and health psychology, and in individual and group cognitive behavioral treatment in diverse populations, including Asian American immigrants. I have extensive training and research experience in questionnaire design, qualitative methods, intervention development, clinical research methodology, and treatment outcome evaluation.

My current research funded by NIH and the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), which targets tobacco use among Asian Americans. In addition to leading a current NIDA R01 study testing a family-focused intervention targeting Asian American smokers, I have led or co-led more than 14 smoking cessation clinical trials combining the use of psychological and pharmacological treatments, including interactive multi-media intervention systems targeting smokers with comorbid disorders such as depressive disorders in outpatient psychiatric settings, smokers with substance use disorders in drug treatment settings, pregnant smokers in prenatal care settings, and Asian American smokers in the community and primary care settings. I have extensive experience in developing and testing interactive computerized tailored intervention programs such as the “Pathways-to-Change Expert System” and “Video Doctor” in both clinical and community settings. In summary, I have expertise in designing and implementing culturally and linguistically intervention program targeting multiple Asian American communities on tobacco use reduction and other health related areas. In addition, I have extensive experience in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR).

Education

State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, B.A., 1990, Psychology
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, M.A., 1993, Clinical Psychology
University Univ. of Mississippi/Veterans Affairs Med. Center, Jackson, MS, Residency, 1994-95, Clinical Psychology
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, Ph.D., 1995, Clinical Psychology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Post-doc, 1995-97, Cancer Prevention
University of California San Francisco, CA, Post-doc, 1997-99, Substance Abuse
University of California San Francisco, CA, Certificate, 2001-02, Clinical Research


Professional Experience

  • 1999-2000
    Assistant Research Psychologist, Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, CA
  • 2000-present
    Assistant Adjunct Professor (2000-2006); Associate Adjunct Professor (2006-Present), Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, CA
  • 2001-present
    Attending Medical Staff, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 1996
    University Cancer Foundation Fellowship Award in Cancer Prevention Research, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • 1999
    New Investigator Award -Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, University of California
  • 2000
    Mentored Patient Oriented Research Career Development Award - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • 2005
    Nominated for the First Annual Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship to Postdoctoral Scholars, Postdoctoral Scholars Association, University of California San Francisco

Selected Publications

  1. Kim JE, Flentje A, Tsoh JY, Riley ED. Cigarette Smoking among Women Who Are Homeless or Unstably Housed: Examining the Role of Food Insecurity. J Urban Health. 2017 Jun 06.
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  2. Jo AM, Nguyen TT, Stewart S, Sung MJ, Gildengorin G, Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Lo P, Cuaresma C, Sy A, Lam H, Wong C, Jeong M, Chen MS, Kagawa-Singer M. Lay health educators and print materials for the promotion of colorectal cancer screening among Korean Americans: A randomized comparative effectiveness study. Cancer. 2017 Apr 25.
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  3. Saw A, Tang H, Tsoh JY, Chen MS, Tong EK. Non-smoker assertive behaviour against smoke exposure: Chinese and Korean American non-smokers. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2017 Apr 25.
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  4. 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. 2016 Dec 01.
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  5. Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Lo P, Stewart SL, Gildengorin GL, Tsoh JY, Jo AM, Kagawa-Singer ML, Sy AU, Cuaresma C, Lam HT, Wong C, Tran MT, Chen MS. Lay health educators increase colorectal cancer screening among Hmong Americans: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2016 Aug 26.
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  6. Tsoh JY, Sentell T, Gildengorin G, Le GM, Chan E, Fung LC, Pasick RJ, Stewart S, Wong C, Woo K, Burke A, Wang J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Healthcare Communication Barriers and Self-Rated Health in Older Chinese American Immigrants. J Community Health. 2016 Aug; 41(4):741-52.
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  7. Uhm SY, Tsoh JY, Mackin RS, Gause M, Chan J, Franklin J, Eckfield M, Salazar M, Vigil O, Bain D, Stark S, Vega E, Delucchi KL, Mathews CA. Comparison of a peer facilitated support group to cognitive behavior therapy: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial for hoarding disorder. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Jul 18.
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  8. Sun A, Bui Q, Tsoh JY, Gildengorin G, Chan J, Cheng J, Lai K, McPhee S, Nguyen T. Efficacy of a Church-Based, Culturally Tailored Program to Promote Completion of Advance Directives Among Asian Americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Apr 21.
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  9. 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.
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  10. Tsoh JY. Tweeting about physical activity: can tweeting the walk help keeping the walk? Mhealth. 2016; 2:6.
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  11. Saw A, Paterniti D, Fung LC, Tsoh JY, Chen MS, K Tong E. Social Environmental Influences on Smoking and Cessation: Qualitative Perspectives Among Chinese-Speaking Smokers and Nonsmokers in California. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Feb 12.
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  12. Kim JE, Tsoh JY. Cigarette Smoking Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Young Adults in Association With Food Insecurity and Other Factors. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016; 13:E08.
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  13. Petersen AB, Tsoh JY, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ. Suffering in Silence: Impact of Tobacco Use on Communication Dynamics Within Vietnamese and Chinese Immigrant Families. J Fam Nurs. 2015 Dec 29.
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  14. Guydish J, Gruber VA, Le T, Tajima B, Andrews KB, Leo H, Zura SK, Miller R, Tsoh JY. A Pilot Study of a Readiness Group to Increase Initiation of Smoking Cessation Services among Women in Residential Addiction Treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Apr; 63:39-45.
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  15. Li WW, Tsoh JY. Recruiting and Retaining Chinese Elders in a Longitudinal Study: Lessons Learned. J Transcult Nurs. 2015 Oct 7.
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  16. Manuel JK, Satre DD, Tsoh J, Moreno-John G, Ramos JS, McCance-Katz EF, Satterfield JM. Adapting Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Alcohol and Drugs to Culturally Diverse Clinical Populations. J Addict Med. 2015 Oct; 9(5):343-51.
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  17. Tsoh JY, Burke NJ, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen A, Chan JL, Sun A, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. A Social Network Family-Focused Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese American Male Smokers: A Feasibility Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):1029-38.
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  18. Tong EK, Fagan P, Cooper L, Canto M, Carroll W, Foster-Bey J, Hébert JR, Lopez-Class M, Ma GX, Nez Henderson P, Pérez-Stable EJ, Santos L, Smith JH, Tan Y, Tsoh J, Chu K. Working to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities from Tobacco: A Review of the National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):908-23.
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  19. Munoz RG, Sorensen JL, Arean PA, Lieberman AF, Fields L, Gruber VA, Hall SM, Kramer JH, Leykin Y, McBurnett K, McQuaid JR, Pfiffner LJ, Prochaska JL, Scheidt SD, Shumway M, Tsoh JY, Van Horn P, Sosa H, McNiel DE. Scientist-practitioner training at the internship and postdoctoral level: Reflections over three decades. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 2015; 9(2):105-112.
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  20. Quach T, Tsoh JY, Le G, Le M, Pham A, Fu L, Luu V, Ngo K, Reynolds P. Identifying and understanding the role of key stakeholders in promoting worker health and safety in nail salons. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May; 26(2 Suppl):104-15.
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