Melody Schiaffino

Title(s)Associate Professor In Residence, Radiation Medicine and Applied Science
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5917-7383 Additional info
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    University of Florida, Gainesville, FloridaPhD08/2014Health Services Research
    University of South Florida, Tampa, FloridaMPH05/2008Epidemiology
    UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CAFellow07/2022Research in Implementation Science and Equity NHLBI PRIDE Program
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    NIA2019Butler-Williams Scholar in Aging Research
    National Hispanic Medical Association2017  - 2018Patient Centered Outcome Research Fellow
    NIMHD2017Health Disparities Research Institute Fellow
    ASCO2023Expert Panel: Update Guidelines for Geriatric Assessment of Older Adults undergoing Chemotherapy

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    Improving age-related risk assessment and documentation for diverse older adults with cancer
    NIH K01AG068592Mar 15, 2022 - Jan 31, 2027
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SDSU HealthLINK Center for Transdisciplinary Health Disparities Research
    NIH U54MD012397Sep 11, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    San Diego Resource Center for advancing Alzheimer's Research in Minority Seniors (ARMS)
    NIH P30AG059299Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Pilot Project PI
    Description: Subaward KR 704709
    Developing an Oral Health Behavior Social Support Scale for Mexican-origin Adults
    NIH R01DE026742Sep 5, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    UCSF Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE-2)
    NIH R25HL126146Sep 15, 2014 - Mar 31, 2024
    Role: Fellow and Pilot Project PI

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    1. A scoping review of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in the outcomes of older adults with cancer. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Apr 09. Gilmore N, Grant SJ, Bethea TN, Schiaffino MK, Klepin HD, Dale W, Hardi A, Mandelblatt J, Mohile S, Cancer and Aging Research Group. PMID: 38593225.
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    2. Experiences and Perceptions of Distinct Telehealth Delivery Models for Remote Patient Monitoring among Older Adults in the Community. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2023; 2023:794-803. Zhang Z, Huh-Yoo J, Joy K, Angeles M, Sachs D, Migliaccio J, Schiaffino MK. PMID: 38222423; PMCID: PMC10785840.
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    3. The disproportionate burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) in diverse older adults diagnosed with cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2023 Nov; 14(8):101610. Schiaffino MK, Schumacher JR, Nalawade V, Nguyen PTN, Yakuta M, Gilbert PE, Dale W, Murphy JD, Moore AA. PMID: 37666209.
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    4. Toward alert triage: scalable qualitative coding framework for analyzing alert notes from the Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS). JAMIA Open. 2023 Oct; 6(3):ooad061. Nguyen P, Schiaffino MK, Zhang Z, Choi HW, Huh-Yoo J. PMID: 37560155; PMCID: PMC10406700.
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    5. Practical Assessment and Management of Vulnerabilities in Older Patients Receiving Systemic Cancer Therapy: ASCO Guideline Update. J Clin Oncol. 2023 09 10; 41(26):4293-4312. Dale W, Klepin HD, Williams GR, Alibhai SMH, Bergerot C, Brintzenhofeszoc K, Hopkins JO, Jhawer MP, Katheria V, Loh KP, Lowenstein LM, McKoy JM, Noronha V, Phillips T, Rosko AE, Ruegg T, Schiaffino MK, Simmons JF, Subbiah I, Tew WP, Webb TL, Whitehead M, Somerfield MR, Mohile SG. PMID: 37459573.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. The influences of faith on illness representations and coping procedures of mental and cognitive health among aging Arab refugees: a qualitative study. Front Psychiatry. 2023; 14:1083367. Bridi L, Kaki DA, Albahsahli B, Abu Baker D, Khan X, Aljenabi R, Bencheikh N, Schiaffino MK, Moore AA, Al-Rousan T. PMID: 37223492; PMCID: PMC10200919.
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    7. Social Justice and Equity: Why Older Adults With Cancer Belong-A Life Course Perspective. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2022 Apr; 42:1-13. Yilmaz S, Sanapala C, Schiaffino MK, Schumacher JR, Wallington SF, McKoy JM, Canin B, Tang W, Tucker-Seeley RD, Simmons J, Gilmore N. PMID: 35649203.
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    8. Predictors of Retention for Community-Based Telehealth Programs: A Study of the Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS). AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2021; 2021:1089-1098. Schiaffino MK, Zhang Z, Sachs D, Migliaccio J, Huh-Yoo J. PMID: 35308972; PMCID: PMC8861729.
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    9. Association of Physician Referrals with Timely Cancer Care Using Tumor Registry and Claims Data. Health Equity. 2022; 6(1):106-115. Schiaffino MK, Murphy JD, Nalawade V, Nguyen P, Shakya H. PMID: 35261937; PMCID: PMC8896170.
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    10. Disparities in telemedicine during COVID-19. Cancer Med. 2022 02; 11(4):1192-1201. Qian AS, Schiaffino MK, Nalawade V, Aziz L, Pacheco FV, Nguyen B, Vu P, Patel SP, Martinez ME, Murphy JD. PMID: 34989148; PMCID: PMC8855911.
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    11. Older adults' perceptions of community-based telehealth wellness programs: a qualitative study. Inform Health Soc Care. 2022 Oct 02; 47(4):361-372. Zhang Z, Henley T, Schiaffino M, Wiese J, Sachs D, Migliaccio J, Huh-Yoo J. PMID: 34822311; PMCID: PMC10521380.
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    12. California's Health4All Kids Expansion And Health Insurance Coverage Among Low-Income Noncitizen Children. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 07; 40(7):1075-1083. Lipton BJ, Nguyen J, Schiaffino MK. PMID: 34228515.
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    13. Disparities in self-management outcomes by limited English proficiency among adults with heart disease. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Sep; 23:101407. Nguyen P, Schiaffino MK, Lipton BJ. PMID: 34136340; PMCID: PMC8178122.
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    14. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Hospital Services Reduce Medicare Length of Stay. Ethn Dis. 2020; 30(4):603-610. Schiaffino MK, Ruiz M, Yakuta M, Contreras A, Akhavan S, Prince B, Weech-Maldonado R. PMID: 32989360; PMCID: PMC7518542.
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    15. Associations Between Nonclinical Services and Patient-Experience Outcomes in US Acute Care Hospitals. J Patient Exp. 2020 Dec; 7(6):1086-1093. Schiaffino MK, Suzuki Y, Ho T, Finlayson TL, Harman JS. PMID: 33457549; PMCID: PMC7786719.
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    16. Mapping the online social network of cancer bloggers. J Health Psychol. 2021 09; 26(11):2062-2068. Baik SH, Klonoff E, Barnes LE, Schiaffino MK, Wells KJ. PMID: 31749376; PMCID: PMC10424709.
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    17. Pneumococcal Vaccination Utilization Among Hispanic Long-Term Colorectal Cancer Survivors: Cross-Sectional Assessment of Claims. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2019 May 13; 5(2):e12603. Moran RJ, Waalen J, Murphy J, Nalawade V, Schiaffino M. PMID: 31094341; PMCID: PMC6535973.
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    18. Claims-Based Approach to Predict Cause-Specific Survival in Men With Prostate Cancer. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2019 03; 3:1-7. Riviere P, Tokeshi C, Hou J, Nalawade V, Sarkar R, Paravati AJ, Schiaffino M, Rose B, Xu R, Murphy JD. PMID: 30830794; PMCID: PMC6873997.
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    19. Consumer Health Informatics Adoption among Underserved Populations: Thinking beyond the Digital Divide. Yearb Med Inform. 2018 Aug; 27(1):146-155. Huh J, Koola J, Contreras A, Castillo AK, Ruiz M, Tedone KG, Yakuta M, Schiaffino MK. PMID: 30157518; PMCID: PMC6115231.
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    20. Sustained Hospital Performance on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey Measures: What Are the Determinants? J Healthc Manag. 2018 Jan/Feb; 63(1):15-28. Al-Amin M, Schiaffino MK, Park S, Harman J. PMID: 29303821.
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    21. College Women's Responses to a Celebrity Health Disclosure. Health Commun. 2018 10; 33(10):1302-1307. Drizin JH, Malcarne VL, Schiaffino MK, Wells KJ. PMID: 28820618.
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    22. Determining the spatial heterogeneity underlying racial and ethnic differences in timely mammography screening. Int J Health Geogr. 2016 11 08; 15(1):39. Gibbons J, Schiaffino MK. PMID: 27825351; PMCID: PMC5101650.
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    23. Language Services In Hospitals Vary By Ownership And Location. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 08 01; 35(8):1399-403. Schiaffino MK, Nara A, Mao L. PMID: 27503963.
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    24. Predictors of language service availability in U.S. hospitals. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2014 Oct; 3(5):259-68. Schiaffino MK, Al-Amin M, Schumacher JR. PMID: 25337600; PMCID: PMC4204745.
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    25. Tobacco use in Florida: comparisons between adults living with and without disabilities. Disabil Health J. 2013 Jul; 6(3):213-9. Hall AG, Schumacher JR, Cannell MB, Berry JB, Schiaffino M, Park S. PMID: 23769480.
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    26. Associations between male anogenital human papillomavirus infection and circumcision by anatomic site sampled and lifetime number of female sex partners. J Infect Dis. 2009 Jan 01; 199(1):7-13. Nielson CM, Schiaffino MK, Dunne EF, Salemi JL, Giuliano AR. PMID: 19086813; PMCID: PMC5068969.
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