Health disparities and health equity researcher
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Janice Tsoh is a psychologist who provides individual care for patients with depression, anxiety disorders and other conditions. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral medicine, with particular interests in helping patients make and maintain lifestyle changes as well as working with immigrant populations.
Tsoh's research aims to promote health equity by making treatment more accessible. She focuses on ways to reduce nicotine dependence and encourage smoking cessation in underserved populations, including Asian American smokers. She also studies ways to improve Asian American health through community-based approaches, including colorectal cancer screenings, peer and family outreach that encourages good nutrition and increased physical activity, and mobile health care.
Tsoh earned her doctorate in psychology, with a concentration in health psychology, at the University of Rhode Island. She completed a residency in clinical psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a fellowship in cancer prevention in the behavioral science department of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. At UCSF, she completed a fellowship in substance abuse treatment.
Tsoh is a member of the American Psychological Association and Society of Behavioral Medicine. She serves as co-director of the Asian American Research Center on Health and also as research director for the UCSF Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and photography.
University of Rhode Island, PhD, Psychology, 1995
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Clinical Psychology, 1995
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, 1997
UCSF, Substance Abuse Treatment, 1999