Janice Blanchard, MD, PhD

Senior Fellow Faculty

Dr. Janice Blanchard is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Affiliate Researcher at RAND. Originally from the South side of Chicago, where her family still resides, she completed her MD from Harvard Medical School and her PhD in health services research from the RAND Graduate School. 

Janice is a mixed methods health services researcher and has worked on a number of projects related to racial disparities in medicine. Her research interests are how health policy intersects with medicine, behavioral health and racial disparities. She has written extensively on how COVID highlighted the role of social determinants of health contributing to racial disparities. 

Her work has been featured on both mainstream media outlets and academic medical journals including National Public Radio, CNN, the Baltimore Sun and The Hill. In addition to her research work, she continues to practice clinical medicine in the emergency department in Washington DC.

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