Nancy K. Janz is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
and the Associate Director of the Center for Managing Chronic Disease. Dr. Janz has
considerable experience in the examination of psychosocial factors that influence
preventive health behavior including screening in breast and colorectal cancer. She
has written about the use of behavioral theory in understanding adherence to cancer
screening. In addition, a major area of her scholarly work has involved the impact
of chronic disease and its treatment on health-related quality of life. She has examined
the impact of treatment on quality of life in a number of chronic diseases including
heart disease, pelvic floor disorders and glaucoma. She has extended her work to breast
cancer with research efforts examining the role of decision-making and treatment choices
on quality of life, and evaluation of a theory-driven intervention for breast cancer
survivors. She is a member of the Cancer Surveillance & Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT),
where her role in several NIH-funded projects has been to better understand the information
and support needs of women with breast cancer as well as racial/ethnic differences
in breast cancer and its treatment on quality of life over time.
Ph.D., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 1986
M.S., Nursing, University of Michigan, 1972
B.S., Nursing, University of Michigan, 1969
Janz, N.K., Hawley, S.T., Mujahid, M.S., Griggs, J.J., Alderman, A., Graff, J.J.,
Jagsi, R. Katz, S.J. (2011). Correlates of Worry about Recurrence in a Multi-Ethnic
Population-Based Sample of Women with Breast Cancer. Cancer1827-1836.
Janz, N.K., Mujahid, M.S., Hawley, S.T., Griggs, J.J., Alderman, A., Hamilton, A.S.,
Graff, J., Katz, S.J. (2009). Racial/Ethnic differences in Quality of Life after diagnosis
of breast cancer Journal of Cancer Survivorship212-22.
Clark, N.M., Janz, N.K., Dodge, J.A., Lin, X., Trabert, B.L., Kaciroti, N., Mosca,
L., Wheeler, J.R., Keteyian, S. (2009). Heart disease management by women: Does intervention
format matter? Health Education & Behavior394-409.
Janz, N.K., Musch, D.C., Gillespie, B.W., Wren, P.A., Niziol, L.M., for the Collaborative
Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS) (2009). Evaluating clinical change and visual
function concerns in drivers and non-drivers with glaucoma Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS)1718-25.
Janz, N.K., Mujahid, M.S., Hawley, S.T., Griggs, J.J., Hamilton, A.S., Katz, S.J.
(2008). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adequacy of Information and Support for Women
With Breast Cancer. Cancer1058-67.