Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

Janine Jurkowski, Ph.D., MPH

Associate, Mentoring and Training
Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior
School of Public Health
University at Albany, East Campus 160
One University Place
Rensselaer, New York 12144
518.402.0420 voice
jjurkowski@albany.edu

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor
Department of Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago

Profile
Dr. Jurkowski is a 2004-2005 NIDRR Mary E. Switzer Merit Fellow. Her research areas are health disparities, focusing on social and cultural determinants of health and health behaviors. The populations she predominantly works with are Latinos, women, and people with disabilities. She studies screening practices and chronic disease prevention including prevention of cardiovascular diseases. She conducts community-based participatory research employing both qualitative and quantitative methods.

2004-05 Health Disparities Researcher Development Award Recipient

Researcher Development Project
"Social Determinants of Chronic Disease Related to Screening Practices among Latinas"