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Jeanine M Buchanich, MEd, PhD

Janine Buchanich 

Jeanine M. Buchanich, MEd, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, 
Department of Biostatistics
Deputy Director,
Center for Occupational Biostatistics & Epidemiology


Jeanine M Buchanich, MEd, PhD

Jeanine M. Buchanich, Ph.D., M.Ed., joined the faculty of Pitt Public Health in 2008 as a Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics after completing her undergraduate and graduate studies, while working full time, at Pitt (BS (’93), MEd (’96), MPH (’98), PhD (’07)). Her primary research interests are in occupational and environmental health and she serves as the Deputy Director for the Center for Occupational Biostatistics and Epidemiology (COBE).

Dr. Buchanich is currently Principal Investigator (PI) on a study of community health in Appalachian mining communities and an investigation of the dust characteristics associated with coal mining and miners’ lung function. She also served as PI on a case ascertainment study of polycythemia vera conducted in conjunction with the PA Department of Health. After experiencing challenges with tracing cohorts to identify incident cancer cases and deaths, she became a strong advocate for making public health data more accessible to researchers and to the public, and has worked with the CDC, Westat, and state cancer registries to implement new strategies allowing easier access to data.

Dr. Buchanich teaches classes in communication skills and consulting for the department; her professional interests outside of academia involve working with professional societies, such as the American Statistical Association, to improve the communication of statistical and scientific information to the general public and to stakeholders.


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