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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
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

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

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.

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.

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.

Mao JJ, Farrar JT, Bruner D, Zee J, Bowman MA, Seluzicki C, DeMichele A, Xie SX: Electro-acupuncture for fatigue, sleep, and psychological distress in breast cancer patients with aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia: A randomized trial. Cancer July 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1002/cncr.28917.

Mao JJ, Li QS, Soeller I, Xie SX, Amsterdam JD: Rhodiola rosea therapy for major depressive disorder: a study protocol for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Trials June 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.

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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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