Nancy K. Janz, Ph.D.

Nancy Janz

Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education

Associate Director, Center for Managing Chronic Disease

2830 SPH I      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

(734) 615-3980; (734) 763-9939; Fax: (734) 763-7379


Website(s): Center for Managing Chronic Disease

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

Nancy K. Janz is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Public Health and a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health 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 like 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.

Courses Taught

HBEHED886: Theory-Driven Interventions Targeting Individual Behavior Change


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

Selected Publications

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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. Cancer, 117, 1827-1836.

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 Survivorship, 212-22.

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 & Behavior, 2, 394-409.

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), 4, 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. Cancer, 113(5), 1058-67.

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association
American Public Health Association
Society for Public Health Education