MSUToday
Published: Feb. 23, 2016

Collaboration brings mental health research to the middle of Michigan

Contact(s): Geri Kelley College of Human Medicine office: (616) 233-1678 cell: (616) 350-7976 Geri.Kelley@hc.msu.edu

Carol Janney has joined Michigan State University College of Human Medicine as community health researcher and assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the college’s Midland Regional Campus, located at MidMichigan Medical Center.

Janney will be developing and implementing programs to improve the mental and physical health of adults, children and families living in local communities throughout MidMichigan Health’s service area.

Public health researchers have also recently joined the campuses in Marquette and Traverse City as part of a new effort by MSU College of Human Medicine to establish a statewide research network.

“MidMichigan Health is committed to providing high quality medical education, research and training,” said Paula Klose, community assistant dean of the Midland Regional Campus. “Collaborating with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine to bring this beneficial research to our community is just one of many ways we are working to improve the health of the populations we serve.”

Janney’s research interests include mental health, behavioral interventions, weight loss, physical activity assessment, health promotion, patient-oriented, family-oriented or community-oriented research, evidence-based medicine, self-management and rural health.

 

Carol Janney is a new community health researcher with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, based in Midland. She will be developing and implementing programs throughout the region to improve the mental and physical health of adults, children, and families with mental health issues.