Jeannette Jackson-Thompson

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Department: Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Medical Epidemiology (BBME)

Concentration: Health Informatics

I have the expertise, training, experience and motivation needed for the proposed project. My training is in anthropological linguistics, public health and medical anthropology, with specific training and expertise in survey research/surveillance, questionnaire design and epidemiology. I have a broad background in chronic disease prevention and control and a significant record of accomplishment in program implementation and administration in the private sector, in the public sector and in an academic setting. My research interests include cancer etiology, disparity reduction, quality of life and data quality, including the use of electronic health records to improve data quality and completeness. I have served as Principal Investigator on a variety of federally- and non-federally-funded projects and have authored or co-authored 40 refereed publications and numerous reports and instructional manuals, many with faculty at other academic institutions, staff of federal agencies and students I have mentored. From 1996 through 2019, I led the transformation of the uncertified Missouri Cancer Registry into the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center, certified since 2001 and a NAACCR Gold-certified Registry since 2005.