Amanda Janitz, PhD, MPH, BSN

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Assistant Professor


(405) 271-2229 x48081


The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 NE 13th St, Room 352
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901


Research Profile:

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma, 2015
  • MPH in Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • B.S. in Nursing, University of Oklahoma, 2006

Appointments and Positions:

  • Assistant Professor of Research in Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2015-Present

Complete List of Publications:

Most Recent 5 Publications:

  • Gopalani SV,* Janitz AE, Campbell JE. Trends in Cervical Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Oklahoma and the United States, 1999-2013. Cancer Epidemiology. 2018;56:140-145. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2018.08.008. PMID: 30176544
  • Dilekli N, Janitz AE, Campbell JE, de Beurs KM. Evaluation of Geoimputation Strategies in a Large Case Study. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2018;17(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12942-018-0151-y. PMID: 30064506
  • Janitz AE, Peck JD, Craig LB. Racial/ethnic differences in the utilization of infertility services: A focus on American Indian/Alaska Natives. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2018. EPub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-2586-y. PMID: 29998430
  • Janitz AE, Dao HD,* Campbell JE, Stoner JA, Peck JD. The Association between Benzene and Specific Congenital Anomalies in Oklahoma, 1997-2009. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2018. EPub ahead of print. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105054. PMID: 30032102
  • Craig LB, Weedin EA, Walker WD, Janitz AE, Hansen KR, Peck JD. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Pregnancy Rates Following Intrauterine Insemination with a Focus on American Indians. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2018;5(5):1077-1083. doi: 10.1007/s40615-017-0456-8. PMID: 29318510

Research Grants:

Research Interests:

  • Childhood cancer
  • Environmental exposures
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Health disparities

Current Research Projects:

  • Pesticide exposure and risk of childhood acute myeloid leukemia.
    • The overall goal of the Clinical Research Education and Career Development program is to facilitate the education of participants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research to pursue clinical research, translational and/or patient-oriented research, or population health research particularly on diseases that disproportionately impact minority, rural, and health disparity populations. The goal of Dr. Janitz’s career development project is to develop a research career in childhood cancer epidemiology, with a particular focus on environmental epidemiology.
  • Cherokee Nation Native American Research Center for Health
    • Cherokee Nation Health Analytics Core (CNHAC) Capacity Building Project: The Cherokee Native American Research Center for Health continues the productive research training and capacity-building partnership between the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the Cherokee Nation.
    • Breast cancer patterns of care and outcomes by diabetes status among American Indians in the Cherokee Nation: To evaluate breast cancer treatment, follow up care, and survival among AI/AN women in the Cherokee Nation by diabetes status.