Dr. Jerant's research interests include seeking ways of improving the health of people with chronic health conditions and eliminating disparities in the outcomes of such conditions. Given the difficulties chronically ill people face in obtaining consistent, timely access to primary care, a major focus of his work is in developing and evaluating technology-enhanced care delivery - e.g., in the home, via computer - to effectively expand the primary care encounter in space and time. Using such tools to bolster patients' confidence in their ability to master self-management of their chronic conditions is a particularly strong current theme in his research.
Philosophy of Care:
Dr. Jerant enjoys providing care across the full spectrum of family medicine, including care of children, adolescents and adults, prenatal and obstetrical care, and outpatient surgical procedures. His goal is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based medical care to each of his patients. However, he also strives to ensure that his technical expertise is always applied in a manner that is guided by his patients' personal values, preferences and health goals.
4860 Y St., Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
B.A., San Jose State University, San Jose, California, 1986
North American Primary Care Research Group
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Select Honors and Awards:
One of four faculty members selected to participate in UC Davis Vice Provost's Leadership Program, 2012
Lead authored paper entitled "Patient-centered medical home Attributes and Mortality: A National Study" selected as an Extended Paper presentation, one of 8 Distinguished or Extended Papers at the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, 2011
Co-authored paper entitled "Physician Wages across Specialties: Informing the Physician Reimbursement Debate" selected as one of 4 Extended Paper presentations at the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, 2010
Lead authored paper entitled "Training Residents to Employ Self-Efficacy Enhancing Interviewing Techniques: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Standardized Patient Intervention" selected as one of 6 Distinguished Paper presentations at the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, 2009
Lead authored paper entitled "Factors Associated with Hispanic/non-Hispanic White Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities" selected as one of 3-6 Extended Paper presentations at the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, 2008
Select Recent Publications:
Jerant A, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Primary care attributes and mortality: a national person-level study. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Jan;10(1):34-41.
Jerant A, Fiscella K, Franks P. Health characteristics associated with gaining and losing private and public health insurance: a national study. Med Care. 2012 Feb;50(2):145-51.
Jerant A, Franks P, Kravitz RL. Associations between pain control self-efficacy, self-efficacy for communicating with physicians, and subsequent pain severity among cancer patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Nov;85(2):275-80.
Jerant A, Franks P, Tancredi DJ, Saito N, Kravitz RL. Tendency to adhere to provider-recommended treatments and subsequent pain severity among individuals with cancer. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2011 Jan 16;5:23-31.
Jerant A, Tancredi DJ, Franks P. Mortality prediction by quality-adjusted life year compatible health measures: findings in a nationally representative US sample. Med Care. 2011 May;49(5):443-50.
Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, Kravitz RL. Annual work hours across physician specialties. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Jul 11;171(13):1211-3.
Feng B, Bell RA, Jerant AF, Kravitz RL. What do doctors say when prescribing medications?: an examination of medical recommendations from a communication perspective. Health Commun. 2011 Apr;26(3):286-96.
Fenton JJ, Jerant AF, von Friederichs-Fitzwater MM, Tancredi DJ, Franks P.Physician counseling for colorectal cancer screening: impact on patient attitudes, beliefs, and behavior. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Nov;24(6):673-81.
Fernandez Y Garcia E, Franks P, Jerant A, Bell RA, Kravitz RL. Depression treatment preferences of Hispanic individuals: exploring the influence of ethnicity, language, and explanatory models. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;24(1):39-50.
Jerant A, Bertakis KD, Fenton JJ, Tancredi DJ, Franks P. Patient-provider sex and race/ethnicity concordance: a national study of healthcare and outcomes. Med Care. 2011 Nov;49(11):1012-20.
Jerant A, Chapman B, Duberstein P, Robbins J, Franks P. Personality and medication non-adherence among older adults enrolled in a six-year trial. Br J Health Psychol. 2011 Feb;16(Pt 1):151-69.