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Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE

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

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

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

Mao JJ, Xie SX, Zee J, Soeller I, Li SQ, Rockwell K, Amsterdam J: Rhodiola Rose vs. Sertraline for Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Phytomedicine 2015 Notes: In Press.

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 2015 Notes: In Press.

Brier MJ, Chambless D, Lee L, Mao JJ: Development and Validation of the Penn Arthralgia Aging Scale among Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer 2015 Notes: In Press.

Garland SN, Palmer C, Donelson M, Gehrman P, Johnson FB, Mao JJ: A nested case-controlled comparison of telomere length and psychological functioning in breast cancer survivors with and without insomnia symptoms. Rejuvenation 17(5): 453-457, Oct 2014.

Mao JJ, Li SQ, Soeller I, Rockwell K, Xie SX, and Amsterdam JD: Long-Term Chamomile Therapy of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Study Protocol for a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Trials. OMICS Publishing Group, 4(5): 188, October 2014 Notes: doi: 10.4172/2167-0870.1000188.

Tang HY, Vitiello MV, Perlis M, Mao JJ, Riegel B.: A Pilot Study of Audio–Visual Stimulation as a Self-Care Treatment for Insomnia in Adults with Insomnia and Chronic Pain. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback Sep 2014 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

George M, Topaz M, Rand C, Sommers ML, Glanz K, Pantalon MV, Mao JJ, Shea JA: Inhaled corticosteroid beliefs, complementary and alternative medicine, and uncontrolled asthma in urban minority adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Sep 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.07.044. [Epub ahead of print]

Meghani SH, Kang Y, Chittams J, McMenamin E, Mao JJ, Fudin J.: African Americans with cancer pain are more likely to receive an analgesic with toxic metabolite despite clinical risks: A mediation analysis study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32(25): 2773-2779, Sep 2014.

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 22(9): 2465-2472, Sep 2014.

Garland SN, Johnson B, Palmer C, Speck RM, Donelson M, Xie SX, DeMichele A, Mao JJ: Physical activity and telomere length in early stage breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res. 16(4): 413, July 2014.

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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