Janice Blanchard MD MPH PhD is currently an Adjunct Affiliate Researcher in Health at RAND and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanchard obtained her B.S. at Stanford University and her M.D and M.P.H degrees at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. After completing residency in emergency medicine at George Washington University, she completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship at UCLA and RAND during which time she obtained her PhD in health policy at the RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include access to health care for vulnerable populations and the impact of policy changes on health and health care access. Dr. Blanchard has extensive experience working on local health care evaluations. Dr. Blanchard is a mixed-methods researcher who has worked with a number of large data sets including hospital and emergency department discharge data as well as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. She has experience conducting focus groups and interviews with stakeholders from various groups including physicians, administrators, patients and community residents. In addition to her research, she continues to be an actively practicing emergency medicine physician at the George Washington Department of Emergency Medicine.

Speaking Topics

  • Health Policy (Injury Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence, Public Health)
  • Health policy, opioids