Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE

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Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
227 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-746-2481
Fax: 215-662-3591
B.S. (Chemical Engineering)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champion, 1996.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000.
M.S.C.E. (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Mao’s research centers on investigating the effects, mechanisms and integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom management among cancer patients and survivors. His work has been funded by National Cancer Institute, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, American Cancer Society, and Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

Specific Resaerch expertise:
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Natural Product / Herbs
Clinical Trial
Recruitment and Retention in primary care and oncology setting
Large database analysis (National Health Interview Survey)
Primary care in cancer survivorship
Pain and Symptom measurement and management

Selected Publications

Ho T, Rowland-Seymour A, Frankel E, Li SQ, Mao JJ: Generational differences in complementary and alternative medicine use in the context of chronic disease and pain: Baby boomers versus silent generation. Journal of American Board Family Medicine 27(4): 465-473, Jul-Aug 2014.

Shabason J, Mao JJ, Frankel E, Vapiwala N: Shared decision making and patient control in radiation oncology: Implications for patient satisfaction. Cancer 120(12): 1863-1870, Jun 2014.

Im E, Chang SJ, Chee W, Chee E, Mao JJ.: Immigration transition and depressive symptoms: four major ethnic groups of midlife women in the U.S. Health Care for Women International May 2014.

Schapira M, Mackenzie E, Lam R, Casarett D, Seluzicki CM, Barg F, Mao JJ: Breast cancer survivors’ willingness to participate in an acupuncture clinical trial: a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer 22(5): 1207-1215, May 2014 Notes: DOI 10.1007/s00520-013-2073-3.

Bauml J, Langer CJ, Evans T, Garland SN, Desai K, Mao JJ: Does perceived control predict Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use among patients with lung cancer? A cross-sectional survey. Supportive Care in Cancer Apr 2014.

LeBlanc M, Stineman M, DeMichele A, Stricker C, Mao JJ: Validation of quickDASH outcome measure in breast cancer survivors for upper extremity disability. Archive of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 95(3): 493-498, Mar 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.09.016.

Kim YJ, Lee IS, Kim HS, Lee HJ, Park HJ, Lee HS, Mao JJ, Chae YS: Validation of the Korean version of the acupuncture expectancy scale. Acupuncture in Medicine 32(1): 51-55, Feb 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2013-010412.

Brown J, Mao JJ, Stricker C, Hwang WT, Tan KS, Schmitz K: Aromatase inhibitor associated musculoskeletal symptoms are associated with reduced physical activity among breast cancer survivors. The Breast Journal 20(1): 22-28, Jan-Feb 2014 Notes: DOI: 10.1111/tbj.12202.

Mao JJ, Xie SX, Farrar JT, Stricker CT, Bowman MA, Bruner D, DeMichele A: A randomized trial of electro-acupuncture for arthralgia related to aromatase use. European Journal of Cancer 50(2): 267-276, Jan 2014.

Fleisher K, Mackenzie ER, Frankel E, Seluzicki C, Casarett D, Mao JJ: Integrative Reiki for cancer patients: a program evaluation. Integrative Cancer Therapies 13(1): 62-67, Jan 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1111/tbj.12202.

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Last updated: 07/14/2014
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