Anna Napoles, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Professor
Medicine
+1 415 476-6290

Anna María Nápoles, PhD, MPH, is a Professor and behavioral epidemiologist in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities where she leads the Community Liaison Core and Co-leads the Analysis Core, and Redes en Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network. Her research focuses on psycho-oncology, patient-clinician communication, cancer health disparities, and community-based models of research in ethnically and socioeconomically diverse groups. She has built community-academic research partnerships to develop and test evidence-based behavioral interventions for ethnically diverse adults in community-based settings. Her current research involves developing and testing community-based interventions to improve symptom management and quality-of-life among ethnically diverse breast cancer patients. Presently, she is working on two community-based randomized controlled trials, one testing a peer-delivered cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention for Latinas with breast cancer called Nuevo Amanecer, and another examining the effects of community choirs on the health and well-being of ethnically diverse older adults.

Publications: 

Evaluating the Implementation of a Translational Peer-Delivered Stress Management Program for Spanish-Speaking Latina Breast Cancer Survivors.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Stewart AL, Ortiz C, García-Jímenez M

Disparities in receipt of 5As for smoking cessation in diverse primary care and HIV clinics.

Preventive Medicine Reports

Vijayaraghavan M, Yuan P, Gregorich S, Lum P, Appelle N, Napoles AM, Kalkhoran S, Satterfield J

Evaluation of cortisol and telomere length measurements in ethnically diverse women with breast cancer using culturally sensitive methods.

Journal of community genetics

Ramirez J, Elmofty M, Castillo E, DeRouen M, Shariff-Marco S, Allen L, Gomez SL, Nápoles AM, Márquez-Magaña L

Applying a Conceptual Framework to Maximize the Participation of Diverse Populations in Cancer Clinical Trials.

Advances in cancer research

Napoles A, Cook E, Ginossar T, Knight KD, Ford ME

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Cervical Cancer Education Intervention for Latinas Delivered Through Interactive, Multimedia Kiosks.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Valdez A, Napoles AM, Stewart SL, Garza A

Perceptions of clinicians and staff about the use of digital technology in primary care: qualitative interviews prior to implementation of a computer-facilitated 5As intervention.

BMC medical informatics and decision making

Nápoles AM, Appelle N, Kalkhoran S, Vijayaraghavan M, Alvarado N, Satterfield J

Attending to Distress as part of quality, comprehensive cancer care: Gaps and Diversity Considerations.

Expert review of quality of life in cancer care

Ashing KT, Loscalzo M, Burhansstipanov L, Wang JH, Napoles A

Development of the Stress of Immigration Survey: A Field Test Among Mexican Immigrant Women.

Family & community health

Sternberg RM, Nápoles AM, Gregorich S, Paul S, Lee KA, Stewart AL

Latinos and Cancer Information: Perspectives of Patients, Health Professionals and Telephone Cancer Information Specialists.

Journal of health disparities research and practice

Kaplan CP, Nápoles A, Davis S, Lopez M, Pasick RJ, Livaudais-Toman J, Pérez-Stable EJ

Inaccurate Language Interpretation and Its Clinical Significance in the Medical Encounters of Spanish-speaking Latinos.

Medical care

Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Karliner LS, Gregorich SE, Pérez-Stable EJ

Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial of the Community of Voices choir intervention to promote the health and well-being of diverse older adults.

BMC public health

Johnson JK, Nápoles AM, Stewart AL, Max WB, Santoyo-Olsson J, Freyre R, Allison TA, Gregorich SE

Knowledge and attitudes regarding clinical trials and willingness to participate among prostate cancer patients.

Contemporary clinical trials

Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Narine S, Gregorich S, Livaudais-Toman J, Nguyen T, Leykin Y, Roach M, Small EJ

Coping with breast cancer: Reflections from Chinese American, Korean American, and Mexican American women.

Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

Gonzalez P, Nuñez A, Wang-Letzkus M, Lim JW, Flores KF, Nápoles AM

Beyond the Ask and Advise: Implementation of a Computer Tablet Intervention to Enhance Provider Adherence to the 5As for Smoking Cessation.

Journal of substance abuse treatment

Kalkhoran S, Appelle NA, Napoles AM, Munoz RF, Lum PJ, Alvarado N, Gregorich SE, Satterfield JM

Nuevo Amanecer: results of a randomized controlled trial of a community-based, peer-delivered stress management intervention to improve quality of life in Latinas with breast cancer.

American journal of public health

Nápoles AM, Ortíz C, Santoyo-Olsson J, Stewart AL, Gregorich S, Lee HE, Durón Y, McGuire P, Luce J

Physician counseling on colorectal cancer screening and receipt of screening among Latino patients.

Journal of general internal medicine

Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Stewart AL, Olmstead J, Gregorich SE, Farren G, Cabral R, Freudman A, Pérez-Stable EJ

Empowering Promotores de Salud as partners in cancer education and research in rural southwest Kansas.

Oncology nursing forum

Cupertino AP, Saint-Elin M, de Los Rios JB, Engelman KK, Greiner KA, Ellerbeck EF, Nápoles AM

Engaging Latina cancer survivors, their caregivers, and community partners in a randomized controlled trial: Nueva Vida intervention.

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation

Rush CL, Darling M, Elliott MG, Febus-Sampayo I, Kuo C, Muñoz J, Duron Y, Torres M, Galván CC, Gonzalez F, Caicedo L, Nápoles A, Jensen RE, Anderson E, Graves KD

Acculturation, inner peace, cancer self-efficacy, and self-rated health among Latina breast cancer survivors.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

García-Jimenez M, Santoyo-Olsson J, Ortiz C, Lahiff M, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Nápoles AM

Life experience and demographic influences on cognitive function in older adults.

Neuropsychology

Brewster PW, Melrose RJ, Marquine MJ, Johnson JK, Napoles A, MacKay-Brandt A, Farias S, Reed B, Mungas D

Randomized controlled trial of Nuevo Amanecer: a peer-delivered stress management intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas with breast cancer.

Clinical trials (London, England)

Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Ortiz C, Gregorich S, Lee HE, Duron Y, Graves K, Luce JA, McGuire P, Díaz-Méndez M, Stewart AL

Quality of cancer follow-up care: a focus on Latina breast cancer survivors.

Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice

Rosales M, Ashing K, Napoles A

Health Literate Organizations: Are Clinical Trial Sites Equipped to Recruit Minority and Limited Health Literacy Patients?

Journal of health disparities research and practice

Livaudais-Toman J, Burke NJ, Napoles A, Kaplan CP

Methods for translating evidence-based behavioral interventions for health-disparity communities.

Preventing chronic disease

Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Stewart AL

Satisfaction with treatment decision-making and treatment regret among Latinas and non-Latina whites with DCIS.

Patient education and counseling

López ME, Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Hwang ES, Livaudais JC, Karliner LS

Time to definitive diagnosis of breast cancer in Latina and non-Hispanic white women: the six cities study.

SpringerPlus

Ramirez AG, Pérez-Stable EJ, Talavera GA, Penedo FJ, Carrillo JE, Fernandez ME, Muñoz E, Long Parma D, Holden AE, San Miguel de Majors S, Nápoles A, Castañeda SF, Gallion KJ

Clinical trial discussion, referral, and recruitment: physician, patient, and system factors.

Cancer causes & control : CCC

Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Dohan D, Shelley Hwang E, Melisko M, Nickleach D, Quinn JA, Haas J

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): posttreatment follow-up care among Latina and non-Latina White women.

Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice

López ME, Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Livaudais JC, Hwang ES, Stewart SL, Bloom J, Karliner L

Feasibility study of a smoking cessation intervention in Directly Observed Therapy Short-Course tuberculosis treatment clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Revista panamericana de salud pu´blica = Pan American journal of public health

Sereno AB, Soares EC, Lapa E Silva JR, Nápoles AM, Bialous SA, Costa E Silva VL, Novotny TE

Quality of life of Latina and Euro-American women with ductal carcinoma in situ.

Psycho-oncology

Bloom JR, Stewart SL, Napoles AM, Hwang ES, Livaudais JC, Karliner L, Kaplan CP

Language barriers and understanding of hospital discharge instructions.

Medical care

Karliner LS, Auerbach A, Nápoles A, Schillinger D, Nickleach D, Pérez-Stable EJ

A randomized trial to assess the effect of a research informational pamphlet on telephone survey completion rates among older Latinos.

Contemporary clinical trials

Santoyo-Olsson J, Phan L, Stewart AL, Kaplan C, Moreno-John G, Nápoles AM

Adjuvant hormonal therapy use among women with ductal carcinoma in situ.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Livaudais JC, Hwang ES, Karliner L, Nápoles A, Stewart S, Bloom J, Kaplan CP

Coping resources and self-rated health among Latina breast cancer survivors.

Oncology nursing forum

Nápoles AM, Ortíz C, O'Brien H, Sereno AB, Kaplan CP

The effect of system-level access factors on receipt of reconstruction among Latina and white women with DCIS.

Breast cancer research and treatment

Kaplan CP, Karliner LS, Hwang ES, Bloom J, Stewart S, Nickleach D, Quinn J, Thrasher A, Nápoles AM

The patient-reported Clinicians' Cultural Sensitivity Survey: a field test among older Latino primary care patients.

Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy

Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Farren G, Olmstead J, Cabral R, Ross B, Gregorich SE, Stewart AL

Selection of treatment among Latina and non-Latina white women with ductal carcinoma in situ.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Hwang ES, Bloom J, Stewart S, Nickleach D, Karliner L

Patient-physicians' information exchange in outpatient cardiac care: time for a heart to heart?

Patient education and counseling

Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Nápoles A, Karliner L, Pérez-Stable EJ

Reviews: developing culturally sensitive dementia caregiver interventions: are we there yet?

American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Napoles AM, Chadiha L, Eversley R, Moreno-John G

Clinician ratings of interpreter mediated visits in underserved primary care settings with ad hoc, in-person professional, and video conferencing modes.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Karliner LS, O'Brien H, Gregorich SE, Pérez-Stable EJ

Interpersonal processes of care and patient satisfaction: do associations differ by race, ethnicity, and language?

Health services research

Nápoles AM, Gregorich SE, Santoyo-Olsson J, O'Brien H, Stewart AL

Developing a culturally competent peer support intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas with breast cancer.

Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health

Nápoles-Springer AM, Ortíz C, O'Brien H, Díaz-Méndez M

Use of cancer support groups among Latina breast cancer survivors.

Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice

Nápoles-Springer AM, Ortíz C, O'Brien H, Díaz-Méndez M, Pérez-Stable EJ

Interpersonal processes of care survey: patient-reported measures for diverse groups.

Health services research

Stewart AL, Nápoles-Springer AM, Gregorich SE, Santoyo-Olsson J

Information exchange and decision making in the treatment of Latina and white women with ductal carcinoma in situ.

Journal of psychosocial oncology

Nápoles-Springer AM, Livaudais JC, Bloom J, Hwang S, Kaplan CP