Cores - Research

Janice Tsoh, Ph.D.

Bio Portrait

Janice Tsoh

Co-Leader Research Core

Dr. Tsoh is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine and health psychology. She is a bilingual and bicultural investigator originally from Hong Kong, China, who is fluent in spoken (Cantonese, Mandarin) and written Chinese. Dr. Tsoh has extensive training and experience in questionnaire design, clinical research methodology, and treatment outcome evaluation. Her current research program focuses on nicotine dependence and smoking cessation treatment in special populations with the objectives of researching effective channels for delivering smoking cessation treatment, developing comprehensive and culturally sensitive treatment approaches, and disseminating intervention technology developed from research to the community. Currently, Dr. Tsoh is PI on three studies: "Expert System and Family Assisted Interventions for Chinese Smokers" funded by the American Cancer Society; "A Stage-Matched Scheduled Smoking Intervention for Chinese" funded by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program; and a developmental trial examining a stepped-care smoking model for patients in a substance abuse outpatient treatment setting funded by NIDA.  From 2005-2007, Dr. Tsoh has also served as the Evaluation Director of the 8-year REACH 2010 project promoting cervical and breast cancer screening of Vietnamese American women funded by the CDC.  She is also currently the Regional Research Director of the UCSF site of AANCART. In addition to conducting research and evaluation, Dr. Tsoh has served as a core faculty in three pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training programs at UCSF.  Since 2000, Dr. Tsoh has been actively involved in leading curriculum development and coordination, as well as in providing research and career development mentorship to over 40 trainees from medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, public health, and education.