Ming Ji, PhD
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Ming Ji, PhD



    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training

    • University of California, Davis, PhD - Biostatistics
    • Kansas State University, Masters - Mathematics
    • East China Normal University, Master of Sciences - Control System Theory

Tobacco control and other behavioral interventions in cancer related research. New statistical methods related to cancer research using genetic technology (such as microarray and whole genome DNA sequencing).


  • González-Mercado VJ, Saligan LN, Ji M, Groer M, Pedro E, McMillan S. Differences in the Severity, Distress, Interference, and Frequency on Cancer-Related Symptoms Between Island Hispanic Puerto Ricans and Mainland Non-Hispanic Whites. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Sep. Pubmedid: 28921411.
  • Ayala GX, Molina M, Madanat H, Nichols JF, McKenzie TL, Ji M, Holguin M, Cuestas L, Sumek C, Labarca C, Elvira S, Arredondo EM, Elder JP. Intervention Effects on Latinas' Physical Activity and Other Health Indicators. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar;52(3S3):S279-S283. Pubmedid: 28215381.
  • D'Aoust RF, Rossiter AG, Elliott A, Ji M, Lengacher C, Groer M. Women Veterans, a Population at Risk for Fibromyalgia: The Associations Between Fibromyalgia, Symptoms, and Quality of Life. Mil Med. 2017 Jul;182(7):e1828-e1835. Pubmedid: 28810979.
  • Munro CL, Cairns P, Ji M, Calero K, Anderson WM, Liang Z. Delirium prevention in critically ill adults through an automated reorientation intervention - A pilot randomized controlled trial. Heart Lung. 2017 Aug;46(4):234-238. Pubmedid: 28606450.
  • Wang HL, Ji M, Visovsky C, Rodriguez CS, Elliott AF, Gwede CK, Padhya TA, Ridley MB, McMillan SC. Clinically Relevant Four-Level Cancer-Related Fatigue Among Patients With Various Types of Cancer. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2016 Oct;7(1):23-37. Pubmedid: 27713842. Pmcid: PMC5045276.
  • Groer M, Ashmeade T, Louis-Jacques A, Beckstead J, Ji M. Relationships of Feeding and Mother's Own Milk with Fecal Calprotectin Levels in Preterm Infants. Breastfeed Med. 2016 May;11:207-212. Pubmedid: 27002351. Pmcid: PMC4860673.
  • Marquez B, Gonzalez P, Gallo L, Ji M. Latino Civic Group Participation, Social Networks, and Physical Activity. Am J Health Behav. 2016 Jul;40(4):437-445. Pubmedid: 27338990.
  • Wang HL, Visovsky C, Ji M, Groer M. Stress-related biobehavioral responses, symptoms, and physical activity among female veterans in the community: An exploratory study. Nurse Educ Today. 2016 Dec;47:2-9. Pubmedid: 27372810.
  • McClure JR, Criqui MH, Macera CA, Ji M, Nievergelt CM, Zisook S. Prevalence of suicidal ideation and other suicide warning signs in veterans attending an urgent care psychiatric clinic. Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Jul;60:149-155. Pubmedid: 25799463.
  • Bowen ME, Rowe MA, Hart-Hughes S, Barnett S, Ji M. Characteristics of and Barriers to Functional Status Assessment in Assisted Living. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2015 Aug;8(5):220-230. Pubmedid: 25893725.
  • Wu JQ, Wang KW, Zhao R, Li YY, Zhou Y, Li YR, Ji HL, Ji M. Male rural-to-urban migrants and risky sexual behavior: a cross-sectional study in Shanghai, China. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Mar;11(3):2846-2864. Pubmedid: 24619119. Pmcid: PMC3987008.
  • Ramos A, Quintana PJ, Ji M. Hair mercury and fish consumption in residents of O'ahu, Hawai'i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Jan;73(1):19-25. Pubmedid: 24470983. Pmcid: PMC3901168.
  • Kang Sim DE, Hofstetter CR, Irvin VL, Ayers JW, Macera CA, Ji M, Hovell MF. Do christian denominations exhibit higher rates of alcohol consumption? A study of Korean American women in California. J Relig Health. 2013 Mar;52(1):285-298. Pubmedid: 21286816. Pmcid: PMC3560953.
  • Marshall SJ, Nicaise V, Ji M, Huerta C, Haubenstricker J, Levy SS, Ainsworth B, Elder JE. Using step cadence goals to increase moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Mar;45(3):592-602. Pubmedid: 23059868.
  • Levy SS, Macera CA, Hootman JM, Coleman KJ, Lopez R, Nichols JF, Marshall SJ, Ainsworth BA, Ji M. Evaluation of a multi-component group exercise program for adults with arthritis: Fitness and Exercise for People with Arthritis (FEPA). Disabil Health J. 2012 Oct;5(4):305-311. Pubmedid: 23021743.
  • Castañeda SF, Xiong Y, Gallo LC, Yepes-Rios M, Ji M, Talavera AC, Mendoza PM, Talavera GA. Colorectal cancer educational intervention targeting latino patients attending a community health center. J Prim Care Community Health. 2012 Jul;3(3):164-169. Pubmedid: 23803776. Pmcid: PMC4169886.
  • Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Wahlgren DR, Liles S, Ji M, Hughes SC, Winickoff JP, Jones JA, Swan GE, Hovell MF. Sensitivity to secondhand smoke exposure predicts future smoking susceptibility. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):254-262. Pubmedid: 21746728. Pmcid: PMC3146357.
  • Medina-Torne S, Araneta MR, Macera CA, Kern M, Ji M. Dietary factors associated with adiponectin in Filipino-American women. Ethnic Dis. 2011;21(2):190-195. Pubmedid: 21749023.
  • Marshall SJ, Levy SS, Tudor-Locke CE, Kolkhorst FW, Wooten KM, Ji M, Macera CA, Ainsworth BE. Translating physical activity recommendations into a pedometer-based step goal: 3000 steps in 30 minutes. Am J Prev Med. 2009 May;36(5):410-415. Pubmedid: 19362695.
  • Adams MA, Mayer JA, Bowen DJ, Ji M. Season of interview and self-report of summer sun protection behaviors. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Mar;20(2):153-162. Pubmedid: 18814049. Pmcid: PMC3655729.
  • Ding D, Hovell MF, Ji M, Hofstetter CR, Zheng P, Fu H, Hughes SC. Employment and social "determinants" of smoking in urbanizing China: a representative survey. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009 Jul;11(7):779-784. Pubmedid: 19420277. Pmcid: PMC2699925.
  • Ji M, Ding D, Hovell MF, Xia X, Zheng P, Fu H. Home smoking bans in an urbanizing community in China. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Aug;37(2):132-136. Pubmedid: 19524393. Pmcid: PMC2756453.
  • Zheng P, Fu Y, Lu Y, Ji M, Hovell MF, Fu H. Community smoking behavior in Changqiao, Shanghai. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2008;20(2):94-101. Pubmedid: 19124303.
  • Schultz ST, Klonoff-Cohen HS, Wingard DL, Akshoomoff NA, Macera CA, Ji M, Bacher C. Breastfeeding, infant formula supplementation, and Autistic Disorder: the results of a parent survey. Int Breastfeed J. 2006 Sep;1:16. Pubmedid: 16978397. Pmcid: PMC1578554.
  • Pernick Y, Nichols JF, Rauh MJ, Kern M, Ji M, Lawson MJ, Wilfley D. Disordered eating among a multi-racial/ethnic sample of female high-school athletes. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Jun;38(6):689-695. Pubmedid: 16730597.
  • Ji M, Gilchick RA, Bender SJ. Trends in helmet use and head injuries in San Diego County: the effect of bicycle helmet legislation. Accid Anal Prev. 2006 Jan;38(1):128-134. Pubmedid: 16223468.
  • Nichols JF, Rauh MJ, Lawson MJ, Ji M, Barkai HS. Prevalence of the female athlete triad syndrome among high school athletes. Arch Pediat Adol Med. 2006 Feb;160(2):137-142. Pubmedid: 16461868.
  • Riley DJ, Wingard D, Morton D, Nichols JF, Ji M, Shaffer R, Macera CA. Use of self-assessed fitness and exercise parameters to predict objective fitness. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 May;37(5):827-831. Pubmedid: 15870637.
  • Ji M, Andrisani OM. High-level activation of cyclic AMP signaling attenuates bone morphogenetic protein 2-induced sympathoadrenal lineage development and promotes melanogenesis in neural crest cultures. Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Jun;25(12):5134-5145. Pubmedid: 15923629. Pmcid: PMC1140587.
  • Bousman CA, Blumberg EJ, Shillington AM, Hovell MF, Ji M, Lehman S, Clapp J. Predictors of substance use among homeless youth in San Diego. Addictive Behaviors. 2005 Jul;30(6):1100-1110. Pubmedid: 15925120.
  • Ji M, Hofstetter CR, Hovell M, Irvin V, Song YJ, Lee J, Park H, Paik HY. Smoking cessation patterns and predictors among adult Californians of Korean descent. Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Feb;7(1):59-69. Pubmedid: 15804678.
  • Benoit SR, Fleming R, Philis-Tsimikas A, Ji M. Predictors of glycemic control among patients with Type 2 diabetes: a longitudinal study. BMC Public Health. 2005 Apr;5:36. Pubmedid: 15833140. Pmcid: PMC1090595.
  • Benoit SR, Ji M, Fleming R, Philis-Tsimikas A. Predictors of dropouts from a San Diego diabetes program: a case control study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2004 Oct;1(4):A10. Pubmedid: 15670442. Pmcid: PMC1277950.
  • Ji M, Xiong C, Grundman M. Hypothesis testing of a change point during cognitive decline among Alzheimer's disease patients. J Alzheimers Dis. 2003 Oct;5(5):375-382. Pubmedid: 14646028.
  • Biener L, Ji M, Gilpin EA, Albers AB. The impact of emotional tone, message, and broadcast parameters in youth anti-smoking advertisements. J Health Commun. 9(3):259-274. Pubmedid: 15360037.
  • Blumberg EJ, Liles S, Kelley NJ, Hovell MF, Bousman CA, Shillington AM, Ji M, Clapp J. Predictors of weapon carrying in youth attending drop-in centers. Am J Health Behav. 33(6):745-758. Pubmedid: 19320622. Pmcid: PMC3519928.