Janet Shim, PhD

Professor & Chair
Social Behavioral Sciences
+1 415 514-9392

Areas of Interest: Sociology of health and illness; social inequalities in health; science, technology, and medicine studies; race, gender, and class; qualitative research methods.

Publications: 

Empowering Older Adults to Discuss Advance Care Planning During Clinical Visits: The PREPARE Randomized Trial.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Freytag J, Street RL, Barnes DE, Shi Y, Volow AM, Shim JK, Alexander SC, Sudore RL

Ethics of inclusion: Cultivate trust in precision medicine.

Science (New York, N.Y.)

Lee SS, Fullerton SM, Saperstein A, Shim JK

Caring for "Super-utilizers": Neoliberal Social Assistance in the Safety-net.

Medical anthropology quarterly

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Van Natta M, Hanssmann C, Burke NJ

Stratified citizenship, stratified health: Examining latinx legal status in the U.S. healthcare safety net.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Hanssmann CL, Rasidjan MP, Shim JK

Like a Fish out of Water: Managing Chronic Pain in the Urban Safety Net.

Journal of health and social behavior

Rubin S, Burke N, Van Natta M, Yen I, Shim JK

Complex care and contradictions of choice in the safety net.

Sociology of health & illness

Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Rubin S, Fleming MD, Thompson-Lastad A, Shim JK

Assessing Patient Activation among High-Need, High-Cost Patients in Urban Safety Net Care Settings.

Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine

Napoles TM, Burke NJ, Shim JK, Davis E, Moskowitz D, Yen IH

Response to commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ

Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers' perspectives on structural vulnerability and time.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ

Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ

The odd couple: Using biomedicine and intersectional approaches to address health inequities

Global health action

Hankivsky, Olena, Lesley Doyal, Gillian Einstein, Ursula Kelly, Janet K. Shim, Lynn Weber, and Robin Repta

My Bioethics Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be [Bleep].

The American journal of bioethics : AJOB

Grzanka PR, Brian JD, Shim JK

Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations, edited by Michele Rivkin-Fish, Mara Buchbinder, and Rebecca Walker

Cultural health capital: A sociological intervention into patient-centered care and the Affordable Care Act

Shim, Janet K., Jamie Suki Chang, and Leslie A. Dubbin

Provider Perspectives on the Influence of Family on Nursing Home Resident Transfers to the Emergency Department: Crises at the End of Life.

Current gerontology and geriatrics research

Stephens C, Halifax E, Bui N, Lee SJ, Harrington C, Shim J, Ritchie C

Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetics: Old Critiques and New Engagements, edited by Susan Bell and Anne Figert

Reimagining race and ancestry: Biomedicalizing difference in post-genomic subjects

Shim, Janet K., Katherine Weatherford Darling, Sara L. Ackerman, Robert A. Hiatt, and Sandra Soo-Jin Lee

Race and ancestry in the age of inclusion: technique and meaning in post-genomic science.

Journal of health and social behavior

Shim JK, Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Hiatt RA, Lee SS

Homogeneity and heterogeneity as situational properties: producing--and moving beyond?--race in post-genomic science.

Social studies of science

Shim JK, Darling KW, Lappe MD, Thomson LK, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Ackerman SL

Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease

Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease

Janet K. Shim

Cultural health capital and the interactional dynamics of patient-centered care.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Dubbin LA, Chang JS, Shim JK

Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged.

Journal of aging research

Yen IH, Shim JK, Martinez AD, Barker JC

Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, edited by Pescosolido B, Martin JK, McLeod JD, and Rogers A

Medicalization and biomedicalization revisited: Technoscience and transformations of health, illness, and American medicine

Clarke AE and Shim JK

Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change, edited by O’Campo P and Dunn J

Application of two schools of social theory for neighbourhood, place, and health research

Yen IH, Shim JK, Martinez AD

Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S

Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S.

Clarke AE, Mamo L, Fosket JR, Fishman JR, and Shim JK (eds.)

Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S., edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fosket, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim

Biomedicalization: A theoretical and substantive introduction

Clarke AE, Shim JK, Mamo L, Fosket JR, Fishman JR

The stratified biomedicalization of heart disease: Expert and lay perspectives on racial and class inequality

Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S., edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fosket, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim

Shim JK

Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative.

PLoS medicine

Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR

The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives, edited by Conrad P

‘Choosing later’ about dialysis treatment near the end of life

Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR

The value of "life at any cost": talk about stopping kidney dialysis.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR

Clinical life: expectation and the double edge of medical promise.

Health (London, England : 1997)

Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR

Old age, life extension, and the character of medical choice.

The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences

Kaufman SR, Shim JK, Russ AJ

Risk, life extension and the pursuit of medical possibility.

Sociology of health & illness

Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR

Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant.

American ethnologist

Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim JK

Bodies in the Making: Transgressions and Transformations, edited by Chen NN and Moglen H

Aged bodies and kinship matters: The biologization of moral commitment

Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim JK

Biomedicalization: Technoscientific transformations of health, illness, and U.S. biomedicine

American Sociological Review

Clarke AE, Shim JK, Mamo L, Fosket JR, and Fishman JR