Amanda Janitz

Dr. Janitz is currently an assistant professor of research in epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at The University of Oklahoma College of Public Health. She works with the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board as an epidemiologist and evaluator. She also works closely with the Association of American Indian Physicians and Region VI South Central Public Health Training Center. During her doctoral program, she worked with these organizations as a graduate research assistant and consultant. Her dissertation research, which she completed in 2015, focused on the association between congenital anomalies and any childhood cancer and the association between air pollution and childhood acute leukemia. Her areas of expertise include the epidemiology of childhood cancer, public health program evaluation, and epidemiologic methods. After graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she worked as a pediatric oncology nurse. In 2009, she completed a Master of Public Health in The University of Oklahoma College of Public Health with a focus on childhood cancer. Upon graduation, she worked as a research nurse in pediatric oncology before returning to The University of Oklahoma in 2010 to complete her doctorate with a goal of contributing to cancer research in Oklahoma.

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