Education

Brown University, Providence, RI, ScB, 1990, Applied Mathematics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, MSc, 1993, Statistics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, PhD, 1997, Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • 2006
    DatStat Research Enhancement Award Mechanism (DREAM) DatStat, Inc.
  • 2006
    Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health UCSF/NIH K12 Career Development Award
  • 2006
    Fellow in the Teaching Scholars Program Office of Medical Education, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2006
    Tax Check-Off Award for "research projects that could make the greatest impact on California women," funded through voluntary check-off area on state income taxes California Breast Cancer Research Program
  • 2007
    Fellowship Award, Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth
  • 2008
    Innovation Profile in Innovation Exchange, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2009
    Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Award
  • 2009
    Finalist, Decision Analysis Society Practice Award Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • 2010
    Health/Medical Advocate of the Year Dorland Health People Awards
  • 2010
    Faith Fancher Award for Outstanding Breast Cancer Research Proposal in Underserved Populations California Breast Cancer Research Program
  • 2010
    National Best Practice recognition for UCSF Decision Services Oncology Roundtable of the Advisory Board, Washington DC
  • 2010
    National Healthcare Quality Report, Successful Strategy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services

Selected Publications

  1. Wang T, Huilgol YS, Black J, D'Andrea C, James J, Northrop A, Belkora J, Esserman LJ. Pre-Appointment Nurse Navigation: Patient-Centered Findings From a Survey of Patients With Breast Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2021 Oct 01; 25(5):E57-E62.  View on PubMed
  2. Belkora J, Weinberg T, Murphy J, Karthikeyan S, Tran H, Toliver T, Lopez F, Tominaga G, Helle M, Intinarelli G, Adler J. Extending the Population Health Workforce Through Service Learning Internships During COVID: A Community Case Study. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:697515.  View on PubMed
  3. Keane H, Huilgol YS, Shieh Y, Tice JA, Belkora J, Sepucha K, Shibley WP, Wang T, Che M, Goodman D, Ozanne E, Fiscalini AS, Esserman LJ. Development and pilot of an online, personalized risk assessment tool for a breast cancer precision medicine trial. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Jun 17; 7(1):78.  View on PubMed
  4. Scheepens JCC, Veer LV', Esserman L, Belkora J, Mukhtar RA. Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: A narrative review of the evidence and acceptability. Breast. 2021 Apr; 56:61-69.  View on PubMed
  5. Kwon DH, Aggarwal RR, Esserman LJ, Belkora JK. Prime Time for Consultation Audio Recordings: Supporting Shared Decision Making During and After the COVID-19 Era. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 04; 17(4):161-163.  View on PubMed
  6. Wu SY, Lazar AA, Gubens MA, Blakely CM, Gottschalk AR, Jablons DM, Jahan TM, Wang VEH, Dunbar TL, Wong ML, Chan JW, Guthrie W, Belkora J, Yom SS. Evaluation of a National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines-Based Decision Support Tool in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Nonrandomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 09 01; 3(9):e209750.  View on PubMed
  7. Belkora J, Chan JM, Cooperberg MR, Neuhaus J, Stupar L, Weinberg T, Broering JM, Tenggara I, Cowan JE, Rosenfeld S, Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Simko JP, Witte J, Carroll PR. Development and pilot evaluation of a personalized decision support intervention for low risk prostate cancer patients. Cancer Med. 2020 01; 9(1):125-132.  View on PubMed
  8. Yao K, Belkora J, Lee C, Kuchta K, Pesce C, Kopkash K, Rabbitt S, Barrera E, Simovic S, Sepucha K. An In-Visit Decision Aid for Surgeons to Address Decision Making for Bilateral Mastectomy for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec; 26(13):4372-4380.  View on PubMed
  9. Sepucha KR, Langford AT, Belkora JK, Chang Y, Moy B, Partridge AH, Lee CN. Impact of Timing on Measurement of Decision Quality and Shared Decision Making: Longitudinal Cohort Study of Breast Cancer Patients. Med Decis Making. 2019 08; 39(6):642-650.  View on PubMed
  10. Shepherd SC, Hacking B, Wallace LM, Murdoch SE, Belkora J. Randomised controlled trial of a repeated consultation support intervention for patients with colorectal cancer. Psychooncology. 2019 04; 28(4):702-709.  View on PubMed
  11. Yao K, Belkora J, Bedrosian I, Rosenberg S, Sisco M, Barrera E, Kyrillos A, Tilburt J, Wang C, Rabbitt S, Pesce C, Simovic S, Winchester DJ, Sepucha K. Erratum to: Impact of an In-visit Decision Aid on Patient Knowledge about Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Pilot Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 12; 24(Suppl 3):687.  View on PubMed
  12. Rabow M, Small R, Jow A, Majure M, Chien A, Melisko M, Belkora J, Esserman LJ, Rugo H. The value of embedding: integrated palliative care for patients with metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 02; 167(3):703-708.  View on PubMed
  13. Yao K, Belkora J, Bedrosian I, Rosenberg S, Sisco M, Barrera E, Kyrillios A, Tilburt J, Wang C, Rabbitt S, Pesce C, Simovic S, Winchester DJ, Sepucha K. Impact of an In-visit Decision Aid on Patient Knowledge about Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Pilot Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan; 24(1):91-99.  View on PubMed
  14. Yao K, Belkora J, Sisco M, Rosenberg S, Bedrosian I, Liederbach E, Wang C. Survey of the Deficits in Surgeons' Knowledge of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. JAMA Surg. 2016 Apr; 151(4):391-3.  View on PubMed
  15. Belkora J, Volz S, Loth M, Teng A, Zarin-Pass M, Moore D, Esserman L. Coaching patients in the use of decision and communication aids: RE-AIM evaluation of a patient support program. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 May 28; 15:209.  View on PubMed
  16. Belkora JK, Miller MF, Dougherty K, Gayer C, Golant M, Buzaglo JS. The need for decision and communication aids: a survey of breast cancer survivors. J Community Support Oncol. 2015 Mar; 13(3):104-12.  View on PubMed
  17. Youm J, Chan V, Belkora J, Bozic KJ. Impact of socioeconomic factors on informed decision making and treatment choice in patients with hip and knee OA. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Feb; 30(2):171-5.  View on PubMed
  18. Bozic KJ, Chenok KE, Schindel J, Chan V, Huddleston JI, Braddock C, Belkora J. Patient, surgeon, and healthcare purchaser views on the use of decision and communication aids in orthopaedic surgery: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Aug 31; 14:366.  View on PubMed
  19. Lee CN, Wetschler MH, Chang Y, Belkora JK, Moy B, Partridge A, Sepucha KR. Measuring decision quality: psychometric evaluation of a new instrument for breast cancer chemotherapy. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Aug 20; 14:73.  View on PubMed
  20. Katz SJ, Belkora J, Elwyn G. Shared decision making for treatment of cancer: challenges and opportunities. J Oncol Pract. 2014 May; 10(3):206-8.  View on PubMed

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