Janet Shim, PhD

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  • Professor, School of Nursing


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

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  1. Dubbin L, Burke N, Fleming M, Thompson-Lastad A, Napoles TM, Yen I, Shim JK. Social Literacy: Nurses' Contribution Toward the Co-Production of Self-Management. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2021 Jan-Dec; 8:2333393621993451. View on Pubmed
  2. Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Thompson-Lastad A, Burke NJ. Patient Engagement, Chronic Illness, and the Subject of Health Care Reform. Med Anthropol. 2021 04; 40(3):214-227. View on Pubmed
  3. Palmer NR, Shim JK, Kaplan CP, Schillinger D, Blaschko SD, Breyer BN, Pasick RJ. Ethnographic investigation of patient-provider communication among African American men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer: a study protocol. BMJ Open. 2020 08 05; 10(8):e035032. View on Pubmed
  4. Flowers E, Leutwyler H, Shim JK. Direct-to-consumer genomic testing: Are nurses prepared? Nursing. 2020 Aug; 50(8):48-52. View on Pubmed
  5. Jennifer Freytag, Deborah Barnes, Ying Shi, Aiesha Volow, Janet Shim, Stewart Alexander, Rebecca Sudore. Empowering Patient Participation in Advance Care Planning Discussions: Audio Recordings of Primary Care Visits Among PREPARE Randomized Trial Participants (CS201B). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2020 Jul 1; 60(1):194-195. View on Pubmed
  6. Helle Rønn-Smidt, Janet K Shim, Amber Fitzsimmons, Kristian Larsen, Hanne Pallesen. Different Caregiver, Different Collaboration. Journal of Social Behavioral and Health Sciences. 2020 Apr 14; 14(1). View on Pubmed
  7. Freytag J, Street RL, Barnes DE, Shi Y, Volow AM, Shim JK, Alexander SC, Sudore RL. Empowering Older Adults to Discuss Advance Care Planning During Clinical Visits: The PREPARE Randomized Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 06; 68(6):1210-1217. View on Pubmed
  8. Roenn-Smidt H, Shim JK, Larsen K, Hindhede AL. Hysteresis - or the mismatch of expectations and possibilities among relatives in a transforming health care system. Health Sociol Rev. 2020 03; 29(1):31-44. View on Pubmed
  9. Lee SS, Fullerton SM, Saperstein A, Shim JK. Ethics of inclusion: Cultivate trust in precision medicine. Science. 2019 Jun 07; 364(6444):941-942. View on Pubmed
  10. Stephens CE, Halifax E, David D, Bui N, Lee SJ, Shim J, Ritchie CS. "They Don't Trust Us": The Influence of Perceptions of Inadequate Nursing Home Care on Emergency Department Transfers and the Potential Role for Telehealth. Clin Nurs Res. 2020 03; 29(3):157-168. View on Pubmed
  11. Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Van Natta M, Hanssmann C, Burke NJ. Caring for "Super-utilizers": Neoliberal Social Assistance in the Safety-net. Med Anthropol Q. 2019 06; 33(2):173-190. View on Pubmed
  12. Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Hanssmann CL, Rasidjan MP, Shim JK. Stratified citizenship, stratified health: Examining latinx legal status in the U.S. healthcare safety net. Soc Sci Med. 2019 01; 220:49-55. View on Pubmed
  13. Rubin S, Burke N, Van Natta M, Yen I, Shim JK. Like a Fish out of Water: Managing Chronic Pain in the Urban Safety Net. J Health Soc Behav. 2018 12; 59(4):487-500. View on Pubmed
  14. Shim JK, Alam SR, Aouizerat BE. Knowing something versus feeling different:The effects and non-effects of genetic ancestry on racial identity. New Genet Soc. 2018; 37(1):44-66. View on Pubmed
  15. Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Rubin S, Fleming MD, Thompson-Lastad A, Shim JK. Complex care and contradictions of choice in the safety net. Sociol Health Illn. 2018 03; 40(3):538-551. View on Pubmed
  16. Napoles TM, Burke NJ, Shim JK, Davis E, Moskowitz D, Yen IH. Assessing Patient Activation among High-Need, High-Cost Patients in Urban Safety Net Care Settings. J Urban Health. 2017 Dec; 94(6):803-813. View on Pubmed
  17. Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ. Response to commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen. Soc Sci Med. 2017 11; 192:28-29. View on Pubmed
  18. Park LG, Collins EG, Shim JK, Whooley MA. Comparing Mobile Health Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence for Veterans With Coronary Heart Disease (Mobile4Meds): Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Jul 18; 6(7):e134. View on Pubmed
  19. Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Shim JK. The Ethics of Translational Science: Imagining Public Benefit in Gene-Environment Interaction Research. Engag Sci Technol Soc. 2017; 3:351-374. View on Pubmed
  20. 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. Soc Sci Med. 2017 08; 186:104-112. View on Pubmed
  21. Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ. Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net. Soc Sci Med. 2017 06; 183:11-18. View on Pubmed
  22. Chitewere T, Shim JK, Barker JC, Yen IH. How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology. Health Place. 2017 05; 45:117-123. View on Pubmed
  23. Hankivsky, Olena, Lesley Doyal, Gillian Einstein, Ursula Kelly, Janet K. Shim, Lynn Weber, and Robin Repta. The odd couple: Using biomedicine and intersectional approaches to address health inequities. Global Health Action. 2017; 10(sup2). View on Pubmed
  24. Dubbin L, McLemore M, Shim JK. Illness Narratives of African Americans Living With Coronary Heart Disease: A Critical Interactionist Analysis. Qual Health Res. 2017 Mar; 27(4):497-508. View on Pubmed
  25. Darling KW, Ackerman SL, Hiatt RH, Lee SS, Shim JK. Enacting the molecular imperative: How gene-environment interaction research links bodies and environments in the post-genomic age. Soc Sci Med. 2016 Apr; 155:51-60. View on Pubmed
  26. Grzanka PR, Brian JD, Shim JK. My Bioethics Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be [Bleep]. Am J Bioeth. 2016; 16(4):27-9. View on Pubmed
  27. Shim, Janet K., Jamie Suki Chang, and Leslie A. Dubbin. 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. 2016. View on Pubmed
  28. Chang J, Dubbin L, Shim J. Negotiating substance use stigma: the role of cultural health capital in provider-patient interactions. Sociol Health Illn. 2016 Jan; 38(1):90-108. View on Pubmed
  29. Stephens C, Halifax E, Bui N, Lee SJ, Harrington C, Shim J, Ritchie C. Provider Perspectives on the Influence of Family on Nursing Home Resident Transfers to the Emergency Department: Crises at the End of Life. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2015; 2015:893062. View on Pubmed
  30. Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Shim JK. Accounting for Complexity: Gene-environment Interaction Research and the Moral Economy of Quantification. Sci Technol Human Values. 2016 Mar 01; 41(2):194-218. View on Pubmed
  31. Shim, Janet K., Katherine Weatherford Darling, Sara L. Ackerman, Robert A. Hiatt, and Sandra Soo-Jin Lee. 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. 2015. View on Pubmed
  32. Shim JK, Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Hiatt RA, Lee SS. Race and ancestry in the age of inclusion: technique and meaning in post-genomic science. J Health Soc Behav. 2014 Dec; 55(4):504-18. View on Pubmed
  33. Shim JK, Darling KW, Lappe MD, Thomson LK, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Ackerman SL. Homogeneity and heterogeneity as situational properties: producing--and moving beyond?--race in post-genomic science. Soc Stud Sci. 2014 Aug; 44(4):579-99. View on Pubmed
  34. Janet K. Shim. Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease. 2014. View on Pubmed
  35. Janet K. Shim. Jones, D.S. Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 336pp. $34.95 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-421-40801-9. Sociology of Health & Illness. 2013 Nov 23; 35(8):1275-1276. View on Pubmed
  36. Dubbin LA, Chang JS, Shim JK. Cultural health capital and the interactional dynamics of patient-centered care. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Sep; 93:113-20. View on Pubmed
  37. Yen IH, Shim JK, Martinez AD, Barker JC. Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged. J Aging Res. 2012; 2012:139523. View on Pubmed
  38. Irene H. Yen, Janet K. Shim, Airín D. Martínez. Application of Two Schools of Social Theory to Neighbourhood, Place and Health Research. Rethinking Social Epidemiology. 2012 Jan 1; 157-174. View on Pubmed
  39. Clarke AE and Shim JK. 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. 2011; 173-99. View on Pubmed
  40. Yen IH, Shim JK, Martinez AD. 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. 2011; 157-74. View on Pubmed
  41. Janet K Shim, L Katherine Thomson. The end of the epidemiology wars? Epidemiological ‘ethics’ and the challenge of translation. BioSocieties. 2010 Jun 1; 5(2):159-179.
  42. Shim JK. Cultural health capital: A theoretical approach to understanding health care interactions and the dynamics of unequal treatment. J Health Soc Behav. 2010 Mar; 51(1):1-15.
  43. Clarke AE, Mamo L, Fosket JR, Fishman JR, and Shim JK (eds.). Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S. 2010.
  44. Clarke AE, Shim JK, Mamo L, Fosket JR, Fishman JR. 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. 2010; 1-44.
  45. Shim JK and Thomson LK. The End of the Epidemiology Wars? Epidemiological ‘Ethics’ and the Challenge of Translation. BioSocieties. 2010; 5(2):159-79.
  46. Shim JK. 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. 2010; 218-241.
  47. Clarke, Adele E. and Janet K. Shim. Medicalization and biomedicalization revisited: Technoscience and transformations of health, illness, and biomedicine. Salute e Società (Health and Society). 2009; 2(8):209-241.
  48. Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative. PLoS Med. 2008 Mar 04; 5(3):e7.
  49. Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR. The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives, edited by Conrad P. ‘Choosing later’ about dialysis treatment near the end of life. 2008; 405-14.
  50. Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR. The value of "life at any cost": talk about stopping kidney dialysis. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun; 64(11):2236-47.
  51. Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Clinical life: expectation and the double edge of medical promise. Health (London). 2007 Apr; 11(2):245-64.
  52. Kaufman SR, Shim JK, Russ AJ. Old age, life extension, and the character of medical choice. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Jul; 61(4):S175-84.
  53. Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Risk, life extension and the pursuit of medical possibility. Sociol Health Illn. 2006 May; 28(4):479-502.
  54. Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim JK. Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant. Am Ethnol. 2006 Feb; 33(1):81-99.
  55. 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. 2006; 126-35.
  56. Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR. "Is there life on dialysis?": time and aging in a clinically sustained existence. Med Anthropol. 2005 Oct-Dec; 24(4):297-324.
  57. Janet K. Shim. Constructing ‘Race’ Across the Science-Lay Divide. Social Studies of Science. 2005 Jun 1; 35(3):405-436.
  58. Kaufman SR, Shim JK, Russ AJ. Revisiting the biomedicalization of aging: clinical trends and ethical challenges. Gerontologist. 2004 Dec; 44(6):731-8.
  59. Love MB, Legion V, Shim JK, Tsai C, Quijano V, Davis C. CHWs get credit: a 10-year history of the first college-credit certificate for community health workers in the United States. Health Promot Pract. 2004 Oct; 5(4):418-28.
  60. Clarke AE, Shim JK, Mamo L, Fosket JR, and Fishman JR. Biomedicalization: Technoscientific transformations of health, illness, and U.S. biomedicine. American Sociological Review. 2003; 68(2):161-94.
  61. Janet K. Shim. Understanding the routinised inclusion of race, socioeconomic status and sex in epidemiology: the utility of concepts from technoscience studies. Sociology of Health & Illness. 2002 Mar 1; 24(2):129-150.
  62. Shim, JK. Bio-power and racial, class, and gender formation in biomedical knowledge production. Research in the Sociology of Health Care. 2000; 17:73-95.