University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Joan F. Hilton, ScD, MPH

Joan F. Hilton, ScD, MPH

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Education

Spring Hill College, Mobile, BS, 1976, Biology
Tulane School of Public Health, New Orleans, MPH, 1982, Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MS, 1987, Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, ScD, 1990, Biostatistics


Professional Experience

  • 1977-80
    University of South Alabama, Dept of Microbiology/Immunology, Research Technician
  • 1981
    Tulane University, Dept of International Health, Field Epidemiologist
  • 1982-83
    Mayo Clinic, Dept of Epidemiology, Diethylstilbestrol-Adenosis (DESAD) Project, Epidemiologist-Coordinator
  • 1983-85
    Mayo Clinic, Mayo Dept. of Oncology, Biostatistician
  • 1986
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Biostatistician
  • 1987
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Dept of Surgery, Biostatistician
  • 1987-89
    Harvard School of Public Health, Dept of Biostatistics, Teaching Fellow
  • 1990-92
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, UCSF Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • 1992-97
    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, UCSF Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • 1997-2006
    Associate Professor of Biostatistics, UCSF Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • 2006-present
    Professor of Biostatistics, UCSF Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Honors & Awards

  • 1976
    Most Outstanding Senior Woman, Spring Hill College
  • 1980-82
    U.S. Public Health Service Training Grants
  • 1985-88
    National Cancer Institute Training Grants
  • 1990
    International Biometric Society, ENAR: Student Research Award
  • 1997
    President, International Biometric Society, Western North American Region
  • 2000
    Local Organizing Chair, International Biometric Conference
  • 2008-2011
    Secretary, AAAS Section on Statistics
  • 2009-2010
    Fulbright Scholar Award

Selected Publications

  1. Vassallo RR, Hilton JF, Bravo MD, Vittinghoff E, Custer B, Kamel H. Recovery of Iron Stores After Adolescents Donate Blood. Pediatrics. 2020 Jun 05.
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  2. Bruhn R, Karafin MS, Hilton JF, Kaidarova Z, Spencer BR, Qu L, Snyder EL, Olin R, Murphy EL, St Lezin E. Early and sustained improvement in fatigue-related quality of life following red blood cell transfusion in outpatients. Qual Life Res. 2020 May 07.
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  3. Bloch EM, Hull J, Green-Thompson R, Ingram C, Crookes RL, Fawcus S, Anthony J, Courtney L, Roubinian N, Jauregui A, Hilton JF, Murphy EL. Antenatal blood transfusion in South Africa: indications and practice in a high-HIV-prevalence setting. Transfusion. 2020 Mar; 60(3):479-487.
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  4. Drammeh B, Laperche S, Hilton JF, Kaidarova Z, Ozeryansky L, De A, Kalou M, Benech I, Parekh B, Murphy EL. Proficiency Testing of Viral Marker Screening in African Blood Centers - Seven African Countries, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Oct 25; 68(42):947-952.
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  5. Cavrois M, Hilton JF, Roan NR, Takeda M, Seidman D, Averbach S, Chang E, Raman N, Greenblatt R, Shacklett BL, Smith-McCune K. Effects of the levonorgestrel-containing intrauterine device, copper intrauterine device, and levonorgestrel-containing oral contraceptive on susceptibility of immune cells from cervix, endometrium and blood to HIV-1 fusion measured ex vivo. PLoS One. 2019; 14(8):e0221181.
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  6. Karafin MS, Bruhn R, Roubinian NH, Chowdhury D, Qu L, Snyder EL, Murphy EL, Brambilla D, Cable RG, Hilton JF, St Lezin E. The impact of recipient factors on the lower-than-expected hemoglobin increment in transfused outpatients with hematologic diseases. Transfusion. 2019 08; 59(8):2544-2550.
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  7. Harman SM, Blankenburg R, Satterfield JM, Monash B, Rennke S, Yuan P, Sakai DS, Huynh E, Chua I, Hilton JF. Promoting Shared Decision-Making Behaviors During Inpatient Rounds: A Multimodal Educational Intervention. Acad Med. 2019 07; 94(7):1010-1018.
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  8. St Lezin E, Karafin MS, Bruhn R, Chowdhury D, Qu L, Bialkowski W, Merenda S, D'Andrea P, McCalla AL, Anderson L, Keating SM, Stone M, Snyder EL, Brambilla D, Murphy EL, Norris PJ, Hilton JF, Spencer BR, Kleinman S, Carson JL. Therapeutic impact of red blood cell transfusion on anemic outpatients: the RETRO study. Transfusion. 2019 06; 59(6):1934-1943.
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  9. Christopoulos KA, Riley ED, Carrico AW, Tulsky J, Moskowitz JT, Dilworth S, Coffin LS, Wilson L, Peretz JJ, Hilton JF. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Text Messaging Intervention to Promote Virologic Suppression and Retention in Care in an Urban Safety-Net Human Immunodeficiency Virus Clinic: The Connect4Care Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 08 16; 67(5):751-759.
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  10. Blankenburg R, Hilton JF, Yuan P, Rennke S, Monash B, Harman SM, Sakai DS, Hosamani P, Khan A, Chua I, Huynh E, Shieh L, Xie L. Shared Decision-Making During Inpatient Rounds: Opportunities for Improvement in Patient Engagement and Communication. J Hosp Med. 2018 07 01; 13(7):453-461.
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  11. Mistry SD, Woods GN, Sigurdsson S, Ewing SK, Hue TF, Eiriksdottir G, Xu K, Hilton JF, Kado DM, Gudnason V, Harris TB, Rosen CJ, Lang TF, Li X, Schwartz AV. Sex hormones are negatively associated with vertebral bone marrow fat. Bone. 2018 03; 108:20-24.
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  12. Rennke S, Yuan P, Monash B, Blankenburg R, Chua I, Harman S, Sakai DS, Khan A, Hilton JF, Shieh L, Satterfield J. The SDM 3 Circle Model: A Literature Synthesis and Adaptation for Shared Decision Making in the Hospital. J Hosp Med. 2017 12; 12(12):1001-1008.
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  13. Cabana MD, McKean M, Caughey AB, Fong L, Lynch S, Wong A, Leong R, Boushey HA, Hilton JF. Early Probiotic Supplementation for Eczema and Asthma Prevention: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3).
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  14. Mukhtar NA, Kathpalia P, Hilton JF, Lau G, Yu A, Grumbach K, Nguyen TT, Chan D, Khalili M. Provider, Patient, and Practice Factors Shape Hepatitis B Prevention and Management by Primary Care Providers. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Aug; 51(7):626-631.
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  15. Smith-McCune KK, Hilton JF, Shanmugasundaram U, Critchfield JW, Greenblatt RM, Seidman D, Averbach S, Giudice LC, Shacklett BL. Effects of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate on the immune microenvironment of the human cervix and endometrium: implications for HIV susceptibility. Mucosal Immunol. 2017 09; 10(5):1270-1278.
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  16. Shanmugasundaram U, Hilton JF, Critchfield JW, Greenblatt RM, Giudice LC, Averbach S, Seidman D, Shacklett BL, Smith-McCune K. Effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device on the immune microenvironment of the human cervix andĀ endometrium. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2016 08; 76(2):137-48.
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  17. Rosenthal JL, Hilton JF, Teufel RJ, Romano PS, Kaiser SV, Okumura MJ. Profiling Interfacility Transfers for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Jun; 6(6):345-53.
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  18. Grenon SM, Owens CD, Alley H, Perez S, Whooley MA, Neylan TC, Aschbacher K, Gasper WJ, Hilton JF, Cohen BE. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Is Associated With Worse Endothelial Function Among Veterans. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Mar 23; 5(3):e003010.
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  19. Saeki K, Chin AF, Nonomura GT, Hilton JF, Chien YC, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. In vitro evaluation of adhesive characteristics of 4-META/MMA-TBB resin with organic filler. Dent Mater. 2015 Dec; 31(12):1567-78.
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  20. Joseph GB, Hilton JF, Jungmann PM, Lynch JA, Lane NE, Liu F, McCulloch CE, Tolstykh I, Link TM, Nevitt MC. Do persons with asymmetric hip pain or radiographic hip OA have worse pain and structure outcomes in the knee opposite the more affected hip? Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Mar; 24(3):427-35.
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