Peter Franks, M.D., B.S., M.S.Ed.
Peter Franks, M.D., B.S., M.S. Ed
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
UC Davis Medical Center
2329 Lawrence. J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone (916) 734-5494
Research design and methodology in primary care; psychosocial and socioeconomic factors in health; health status measurement.
Health characteristics associated with gaining and losing private and public health insurance: a national study. Jerant A, Fiscella K, Franks P. Med Care. 2012 Feb;50(2):145-51.
Primary care attributes and mortality: a national person-level study. Jerant A, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Jan;10(1):34-41.
Physician counseling for colorectal cancer screening: impact on patient attitudes, beliefs, and behavior. Fenton JJ, Jerant AF, von Friederichs-Fitzwater MM, Tancredi DJ, Franks P. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Nov;24(6):673-81.
- Associations between pain control self-efficacy, self-efficacy for communicating with physicians, and subsequent pain severity among cancer patients. Jerant A, Franks P, Kravitz RL. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Nov;85(2):275-80. Epub 2010 Dec 15.
- Tailored interactive multimedia computer programs to reduce health disparities: opportunities and challenges. Jerant A, Sohler N, Fiscella K, Franks B, Franks P. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Nov;85(2):323-30. Epub 2010 Dec 13.
Cancer Health Empowerment for Living without Pain (Ca-HELP): effects of a tailored education and coaching intervention on pain and impairment. Kravitz RL, Tancredi DJ, Grennan T, Kalauokalani D, Street RL Jr, Slee CK, Wun T, Oliver JW, Lorig K, Franks P. Pain. 2011 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21439726
Racial disparity in death from colorectal cancer: does vitamin D deficiency contribute? Fiscella K, Winters P, Tancredi D, Hendren S, Franks P. Cancer. 2011 Mar 1;117(5):1061-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25647. Epub 2010 Oct 13. PMID: 20945439
Personality and medication non-adherence among older adults enrolled in a six-year trial. Jerant A, Chapman B, Duberstein P, Robbins J, Franks P. Br J Health Psychol. 2011 Feb;16(Pt 1):151-69. doi: 10.1348/135910710X524219. PMID: 21226789
Tendency to adhere to provider-recommended treatments and subsequent pain severity among individuals with cancer. Jerant A, Franks P, Tancredi DJ, Saito N, Kravitz RL. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2011 Jan 16;5:23-31.
Depression treatment preferences of Hispanic individuals: exploring the influence of ethnicity, language, and explanatory models. Fernandez Y Garcia E, Franks P, Jerant A, Bell RA, Kravitz RL. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;24(1):39-50. PMID: 21209343
Associations between pain control self-efficacy, self-efficacy for communicating with physicians, and subsequent pain severity among cancer patients. Jerant A, Franks P, Kravitz RL. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Tailored interactive multimedia computer programs to reduce health disparities: Opportunities and challenges. Jerant A, Sohler N, Fiscella K, Franks B, Franks P. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21146950
Personality and risk for Alzheimer's disease in adults 72 years of age and older: A 6-year follow-up. Duberstein PR, Chapman BP, Tindle HA, Sink KM, Bamonti P, Robbins J, Jerant AF, Franks P. Psychol Aging. 2010 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]
The relative health burden of selected social and behavioral risk factors in the United States: implications for policy. Muennig P, Fiscella K, Tancredi D, Franks P. Am J Public Health. 2010 Sep;100(9):1758-64. Epub 2009 Dec 17.
Including socioeconomic status in coronary heart disease risk estimation. Franks P, Tancredi DJ, Winters P, Fiscella K. Ann Fam Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;8(5):447-53.
Effects of personality on self-rated health in a 1-year randomized controlled trial of chronic illness self-management. Jerant A, Chapman B, Duberstein P, Franks P. Br J Health Psychol. 2010 May;15(Pt 2):321-35. Epub 2009 Jul 13.
Editorial peer reviewers' recommendations at a general medical journal: are they reliable and do editors care? Kravitz RL, Franks P, Feldman MD, Gerrity M, Byrne C, Tierney WM. PLoS One.2010 Apr 8;5(4):e10072
Cholesterol treatment with statins: who is left out and who makes it to goal? Franks P, Tancredi D, Winters P, Fiscella K. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Mar 17;10:68.
The Relative Health Burden of Selected Social and Behavioral Risk Factors in the United States: Implications for Policy. Muennig P, Fiscella K, Tancredi D, Franks P. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]
Vitamin D, race, and cardiovascular mortality: findings from a national US sample. Fiscella K, Franks P. Ann Fam Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;8(1):11-8.
Cancer Health Empowerment for Living without Pain (Ca-HELP): study design and rationale for a tailored education and coaching intervention to enhance care of cancer-related pain. Kravitz RL, Tancredi DJ, Street RL Jr, Kalauokalani D, Grennan T, Wun T, Slee C, Evans Dean D, Lewis L, Saito N, Franks P. BMC Cancer. 2009 Sep 9;9:319.
Five factor model personality factors moderated the effects of an intervention to enhance chronic disease management self-efficacy. Franks P, Chapman B, Duberstein P, Jerant A. Br J Health Psychol. 2009 Sep;14(Pt 3):473-87. Epub 2008 Sep 20.
Effects of personality on self-rated health in a 1-year randomized controlled trial of chronic illness self-management. Jerant A, Chapman B, Duberstein P, Franks P. Br J Health Psychol. 2009 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Home-based, peer-led chronic illness self-management training: findings from a 1-year randomized controlled trial. Jerant A, Moore-Hill M, Franks P. Ann Fam Med. 2009 Jul-Aug;7(4):319-27.
Training residents to employ self-efficacy-enhancing interviewing techniques: randomized controlled trial of a standardized patient intervention. Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Azari R, White L, García JA, Vierra H, Virata MC, Franks P. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May;24(5):606-13. Epub 2009 Mar 19.
Patient-centered communication in primary care: physician and patient gender and gender concordance. Bertakis KD, Franks P, Epstein RM. J Womens Health. 2009 Apr;18(4):539-45.
Is personality a key predictor of missing study data? An analysis from a randomized controlled trial. Jerant A, Chapman BP, Duberstein P, Franks P. Ann Fam Med. 2009 Mar-Apr;7(2):148-56.
Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Up-to-Date Colorectal Cancer Testing in Medicare Enrollees. Fenton JJ, Tancredi DJ, Green P, Franks P, Baldwin LM. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2009 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]
Influence of primary care use on population delivery of colorectal cancer screening.Fenton JJ, Reid RJ, Baldwin LM, Elmore JG, Buist DS, Franks P. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prev. 2009 Feb;18(2):640-5. Epub 2009 Feb 3.
Self-report adherence measures in chronic illness: retest reliability and predictive validity. Jerant A, DiMatteo R, Arnsten J, Moore-Hill M, Franks P. Medical Care. 2008 Nov;46(11):1134-9.
Personality and EQ-5D scores among individuals with chronic conditions.
Jerant A, Chapman BP, Franks P. Quality of Life Research. 2008 Nov;17(9):1195-204. Epub 2008 Oct 7.
Trends in colorectal cancer testing among medicare subpopulations. Fenton JJ, Cai Y, Green P, Beckett LA, Franks P, Baldwin LM. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2008 Sep;35(3):194-202. Epub 2008 Jul 10.
Factors Associated with Hispanic/non-Hispanic White Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities Jerant AF, Arellanes RE, Franks P. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2008 Aug;23(8):1241-5. Epub 2008 May 24.
Health Status Among US Hispanics: Ethnic Variation, Nativity, and Language Moderation Jerant A, Arellanes R, Franks P. Medical Care 2008 Jul;46(7):709-17.
Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities Jerant AF, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Archives of Internal Medicine 2008 Jun 23;168(12):1317-24.
Body Mass Index and Employment-Based Health Insurance Fong RL, Franks P. BMC Health Services Research 2008 May 9;8:101.
Reducing Disparities Downstream: Prospects and Challenges. Franks P, Fiscella K.Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008 Jan 24 [Epub ahead of print]
Continuity of care and cancer screening among health plan enrollees. Fenton JJ, Franks P, Reid RJ, Elmore JG, Baldwin LM. Medical Care. 2008 Jan;46(1):58-62.
Primary care visit length, quality, and satisfaction for standardized patients with depression. Geraghty EM, Franks P, Kravitz RL. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007 Dec;22(12):1641-7. Epub 2007 Oct 6.
Cigarette prices, smoking, and the poor: implications of recent trends. Franks P, Jerant AF, Leigh JP, Lee D, Chiem A, Lewis I, Lee S. American Journal of Public Health. 2007 Oct;97(10):1873-7. Epub 2007 Aug 29.
Let's not talk about it: suicide inquiry in primary care. Feldman MD, Franks P, Duberstein PR, Vannoy S, Epstein R, Kravitz RL. Annals of Family Medicine. 2007 Sep-Oct;5(5):412-8.
Costs of needlestick injuries and subsequent hepatitis and HIV infection. Leigh JP, Gillen M, Franks P, Sutherland S, Nguyen HH, Steenland K, Xing G. Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2007 Sep;23(9):2093-105.
Does providing cost-effectiveness information change coverage priorities for citizens acting as social decision makers? Gold MR, Franks P, Siegelberg T, Sofaer S. Health Policy. 2007 Sep;83(1):65-72. Epub 2007 Jan 3.
Post Partum Discharge Against Medical Advice: Who Leaves and Does it Matter? Fiscella K, Meldrum S, Franks P. Matern Child Health J. 2007 Sep;11(5):431-6. Epub 2007 Mar 2.
Costs of needlestick injuries and subsequent hepatitis and HIV infection. Leigh JP, Gillen M, Franks P, Sutherland S, Nguyen HH, Steenland K, Xing G. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Jul 25; [Epub ahead of print]
Changes in health care expenditure associated with gaining or losing health insurance. Ward L, Franks P. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Jun 5;146(11):768-74.
Effects of a tailored interactive multimedia computer program on determinants of colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled pilot study in physician offices. Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Rooney M, Amerson S, Kreuter M, Franks P. Patient Educ Couns. 2007 Apr;66(1):67-74. Epub 2006 Dec 6.
Ratings of physician communication by real and standardized patients. Fiscella K, Franks P, Srinivasan M, Kravitz RL, Epstein R. Ann Fam Med. 2007 Mar-Apr;5(2):151-8.
Do personal and societal preferences differ by socio-demographic group? Franks P, Lubetkin EI, Melnikow J. Health Econ. 2007 Mar;16(3):319-25
Exploring and validating patient concerns: relation to prescribing for depression. Epstein RM, Shields CG, Franks P, Meldrum SC, Feldman M, Kravitz RL. Ann Fam Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;5(1):21-8.