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Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Full Member, Abramson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director of Integrative Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Staff Scientist, Abramson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director of Integrative Oncology Initiative, Abramson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

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
Education:
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Somerset Family Practice Residency - UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2000-2001.
Resident, Somerset Family Practice Residency - UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2001-2003.
Postgraduate, China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center - China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, P.R. China, 2002-2002.
Fellow, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2003-2006.
Postgraduate, Certification Medical Acupuncture for Physicians - UCLA/Helms Medical Institute, 2003-2003.
Battlefield Acupuncture Instructor Certificate, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 2014-2017.
Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2003.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine (CAQ), 2013.
American Board of Family Medicine, 2013.
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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
Acupuncture
Natural Product / Herbs
Clinical Trial
Survey
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

Description of Clinical Expertise

Acupuncture
Symptom management for cancer patients and survivors
Primary care for cancer survivors
Spirituality and cultural issues surrounding end of life discussion

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Mao directs an international elective on acupuncture for medical students and residents. Over the last five years, this course has attracted over 200 students from over 50 U.S. instituitions. For details, see link: www.acupuncturechina.org

Selected Publications

Goldstein J, Ibrahim S, Frankel E, Mao JJ: Race, Pain and Beliefs Associated with Interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among Inner City Veterans. Pain Medicine Jun 2015 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Bauml, Chokshi S, Schapira MM, Im EO, Li SQ, Langer C, Ibrahim S, Mao JJ: Do attitudes and beliefs regarding complementary and alternative medicine impact its use among patients with cancer? A cross-sectional survey. Cancer May 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1002/cncr.29173. [Epub ahead of print]

Garland SN, Stainken C, Ahluwalia K, Vapiwala, Mao JJ: Cancer-related Search for Meaning Increases Willingness to Participate in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. Integrative Cancer Therapies 14(3): 231-9, May 2015.

Brier MJ, Chambless D, Lee L, Mao JJ: Development and Validation of the Penn Arthralgia Aging Scale among Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer Apr 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1002/cncr.29407. [Epub ahead of print]

Mao JJ, Xie SX, Zee J, Soeller I, Li SQ, Rockwell K, Amsterdam J: Rhodiola Rosea vs. Sertraline for Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Phytomedicine 22(3): 394-9, Mar 2015.

Im EO, Kim S, Tsai H, Nishigaki M, Yeo S, Chee W, Chee E, Mao JJ: Practical Issues in Multi-lingual Research: A Discussion Paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies Feb 2015 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.02.008.

Amsterdam JD, Lorenzo-Luaces L, Soeller I, Li LQ, Mao JJ, DeRubeis R: Safety and Effectiveness of Continuation Antidepressant Versus Mood Stabilizer Monotherapy for Relapse-prevention of Bipolar II Depression: A Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Prospective Study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2015 Notes: In Press.

Amsterdam JD, Lorenzo-Luaces L, Soeller I, Li SQ, Mao JJ, Derubeis RJ: Effectiveness and mood conversion rate of short-term venlafaxine versus lithium monotherapy of bipolar type II major depressive episode. British Journal of Psychiatry 2015 Notes: In Press.

Bauml J, Chen L, Chen J, Boyer J, Kalos M, Li SQ, DeMichele A, Mao JJ: Arthralgia among women taking aromatase inhibitors: Is there a shared inflammatory mechanism with co-morbid fatigue and insomnia? Breast Cancer Research 2015 Notes: In Press.

Mao JJ, Bowman MA, Xie SX, Bruner D, DeMichele A, Farrar JT: Electro-acupuncture vs. Gabapentin for hot flashes among breast cancer survivors: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2015 Notes: In Press.

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Last updated: 06/16/2015
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