Susan Janson, PhD, RN, FAAN, DNSc

Nurse practitioner

Susan Janson, a nurse practitioner in the Asthma Clinic and Chest Faculty Practice at UCSF Medical Center, treats patients with conditions including allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic respiratory disease. In her research, she has studied patient self-management training and how these education sessions can help patients better manage asthma and reduce emergency room visits.

Janson earned a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing at the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a member of the American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association, American Thoracic Society, Association of Asthma Educators, California Thoracic Society, California, Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society. Janson is a professor of nursing and medicine at UCSF.


Asthma Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961

Hours: Thursdays
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor Emeritus

More about Susan Janson


University of Michigan, Nursing

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jones HJ, Janson SL, Lee KA. Leukocyte Telomere Length in Postmenopausal Women. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2017 Jul - Aug; 46(4):567-575.
  2. Albusoul RM, Berger AM, Gay CL, Janson SL, Lee KA. Symptom Clusters Change Over Time in Women Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 May; 53(5):880-886.
  3. Joiner KL, Sternberg RM, Kennedy C, Chen JL, Fukuoka Y, Janson SL. A Spanish-Language Risk Perception Survey for Developing Diabetes: Translation Process and Assessment of Psychometric Properties. J Nurs Meas. 2016 Dec 01; 24(3):365-378.

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