Janis Jenkins

Title(s)Professor, Anthropology
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    Harvard Medical SchoolNIH Post-Doctoral Training in Clinically Relevant Medical Anthropology1986Department of Social Medicine (now Global Health)
    UCLAPH.D.1984Anthropology; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

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    Dr. Jenkins is a medical and psychological anthropologist, conducting research in the fields of cultural psychiatry and global mental health. She is the Director for the Center for Global Mental Health at UCSD. Current and recent projects include child/adolescent studies of mental health, educational engagement, and use of inpatient & outpatient facilities. Populations include Northern Mexico and in the U.S.: Native Americans, Latinx, Black, Euro-American, Salvadoran, Mexican American. Dr. Jenkins conducts training seminars in Psychological & Medical Anthropology and lab supervision for faculty-graduate/medical students research teams.

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    NIH R01MH060232Sep 20, 1999 - May 31, 2004
    Role: Co-PI
    NIH R29MH047920Sep 1, 1990 - Aug 31, 1996
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Advancing Health Equity in Digital Mental Health: Lessons From Medical Anthropology for Global Mental Health. JMIR Ment Health. 2021 Aug 16; 8(8):e28555. Kozelka EE, Jenkins JH, Carpenter-Song E. PMID: 34398788; PMCID: PMC8406126.
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    2. Loneliness, adolescence, and global mental health: Soledad and structural violence in Mexico. Transcult Psychiatry. 2020 10; 57(5):673-687. Jenkins JH, Sanchez G, Lidia Olivas-Hernández O. PMID: 31648608.
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    3. Global Mental Health and Adolescent Anxiety: Kin, Care and Struggle in New Mexico. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2017 Dec; 41(4):609-629. Jenkins JH, Stone A. PMID: 28717863.
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    4. Renaming non-communicable diseases. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 07; 5(7):e655. Kozelka EE, Jenkins JH. PMID: 28619220.
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    5. Straining Psychic and Social Sinew: Trauma among Adolescent Psychiatric Patients in New Mexico. Med Anthropol Q. 2015 Mar; 29(1):42-60. Jenkins JH. PMID: 24942649.
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    6. The anthropology of psychopharmacology: commentary on contributions to the analysis of pharmaceutical self and imaginary. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 36(1):78-9. Jenkins JH. PMID: 22311624.
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    7. Gender differences in subjective experience and treatment of bipolar disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2010 May; 198(5):370-2. Kriegshauser K, Sajatovic M, Jenkins JH, Cassidy KA, Muzina D, Fattal O, Smith D, Singer B. PMID: 20458200; PMCID: PMC3148587.
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    8. Awareness of stigma among persons with schizophrenia: marking the contexts of lived experience. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Jul; 197(7):520-9. Jenkins JH, Carpenter-Song EA. PMID: 19597360.
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    9. Adolescent experience of psychotropic treatment. Transcult Psychiatry. 2009 Mar; 46(1):157-79. Floersch J, Townsend L, Longhofer J, Munson M, Winbush V, Kranke D, Faber R, Thomas J, Jenkins JH, Findling RL. PMID: 19293284; PMCID: PMC2754777.
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    10. Stigma despite recovery: strategies for living in the aftermath of psychosis. Med Anthropol Q. 2008 Dec; 22(4):381-409. Jenkins JH, Carpenter-Song EA. PMID: 19189724.
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    11. Medication treatment perceptions, concerns and expectations among depressed individuals with Type I Bipolar Disorder. J Affect Disord. 2009 Jun; 115(3):360-6. Sajatovic M, Jenkins JH, Cassidy KA, Muzina DJ. PMID: 18996600; PMCID: PMC2701155.
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    12. Personal and societal construction of illness among individuals with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder: a life-trajectory perspective. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Sep; 16(9):718-26. Sajatovic M, Jenkins JH, Safavi R, West JA, Cassidy KA, Meyer WJ, Calabrese JR. PMID: 18070834; PMCID: PMC3148582.
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    13. Is antipsychotic medication stigmatizing for people with mental illness? Int Rev Psychiatry. 2007 Apr; 19(2):107-12. Sajatovic M, Jenkins JH. PMID: 17464788.
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    14. Family support predicts psychiatric medication usage among Mexican American individuals with schizophrenia. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2006 Aug; 41(8):624-31. Ramírez García JI, Chang CL, Young JS, López SR, Jenkins JH. PMID: 16733631.
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    15. The new paradigm of recovery from schizophrenia: cultural conundrums of improvement without cure. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2005 Dec; 29(4):379-413. Jenkins JH, Carpenter-Song E. PMID: 16773457.
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    16. Subjective experience of recovery from schizophrenia-related disorders and atypical antipsychotics. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2005 Sep; 51(3):211-27. Jenkins JH, Strauss ME, Carpenter EA, Miller D, Floersch J, Sajatovic M. PMID: 16252790.
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    17. Gender identity and implications for recovery among men and women with schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Jan; 56(1):96-8. Sajatovic M, Jenkins JH, Strauss ME, Butt ZA, Carpenter E. PMID: 15637200.
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    18. Ethnicity, expressed emotion, attributions, and course of schizophrenia: family warmth matters. J Abnorm Psychol. 2004 Aug; 113(3):428-39. López SR, Nelson Hipke K, Polo AJ, Jenkins JH, Karno M, Vaughn C, Snyder KS. PMID: 15311988.
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