Anthony F. Jerant, M.D.
Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
 

Address
UC Davis Medical Center
4860 Y Street, Suite 2300
Sacramento, California 95817
Phone (916) 734-7081
e-mail afjerant@ucdavis.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Jerant is a Professor of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University and completed residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar from 2000-2004. His research interests include developing and evaluating effective and resource-efficient methods of enhancing patient self-efficacy for health-related tasks; evaluating the influence of patient personality characteristics in health care and clinical research; and understanding and mitigating health disparities.

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Recent Publications


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.
 
Patient-provider sex and race/ethnicity concordance: a national study of healthcare and outcomes. Jerant A, Bertakis KD, Fenton JJ, Tancredi DJ, Franks P.  Med Care. 2011 Nov;49(11):1012-20.

 

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.

Annual work hours across physician specialties.   Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, Kravitz RL.  Arch Intern Med. 2011 Jul 11;171(13):1211-3. No abstract available.

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. 2011 Jun;26(2):351-62. Erratum in: Psychol Aging. 2011 Jun;26(2):338.

Mortality prediction by quality-adjusted life year compatible health measures: findings in a nationally representative US sample. Jerant A, Tancredi DJ, Franks P.  Med Care. 2011 May;49(5):443-50.

What Do Doctors Say When Prescribing Medications?: An Examination of Medical Recommendations From a Communication Perspective. Feng B, Bell RA, Jerant AF, Kravitz RL. Health Commun. 2011 Apr;26(3):286-96.

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.

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.

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]

Physician wages across specialties: informing the physician reimbursement debate. Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, Kravitz RL. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Oct 25;170(19):1728-34.

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]

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. 2010 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Attributes affecting the medical school primary care experience. Jerant A, Srinivasan M, Bertakis KD, Azari R, Pan RJ, Kravitz RL. Acad Med. 2010 Apr;85(4):605-13.

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.

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.

Increasing uptake of colorectal cancer screening. Jerant A. BMJ. 2009 Jan 8;338:a2658. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2658. No abstract available.

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.

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.

Depressive symptoms moderated the effect of chronic illness self-management training on self-efficacy. Jerant A, Kravitz R, Moore-Hill M, Franks P. Med Care. 2008 May;46(5):523-31.

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; 97: 1873-1877.

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 Education and Counseling. 2007 Apr;66(1):67-74. Epub 2006 Dec 6.

Telemonitoring for patients with chronic heart failure: a systematic review. Chaudhry SI, Phillips CO, Stewart SS, Riegel B, Mattera JA, Jerant AF, Krumholz HM. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2007 Feb;13(1):56-62.

Prevalence and trends in smoking: a national rural study. Doescher MP, Jackson JE, Jerant A, Gary Hart L. Journal of Rural Health. 2006 Spring;22(2):112-8.

Studying physician effects on patient outcomes: physician interactional style and performance on quality of care indicators. Franks P, Jerant AF, Fiscella K, Shields CG, Tancredi DJ, Epstein RM. Social Science & Medicine. 2006 Jan;62(2):422-32. Epub 2005 Jul 1.