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Janice Y. Tsoh


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.

  • Education

    University of Rhode Island, PhD, Psychology, 1995

  • Residencies

    University of Mississippi Medical Center, Clinical Psychology, 1995

  • Fellowships

    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, 1997

    UCSF, Substance Abuse Treatment, 1999

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I take a collaborative approach to patient care. One of the most rewarding experiences is empowering people to take an active role in their health.

Where I see patients (1)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Interactive Mobile Doctor (iMD) to Promote Tobacco Cessation Among Cancer Patients

    The proportion of participants who consent to enroll from the total number who are approached for eligibility will be reported.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Tobacco Cessation Care for Cancer Patients by Automated Interactive Outreach

    Self-reported receipts (recorded as 'yes' or 'no') of evidence-based, smoking cessation services assessed at 3 months post-intervention will be reported as a proportion.