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Janice Blanchard Janice Blanchard
Chief, Section of Health Policy
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Health Policy and Management (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-715-4911
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • BS, Stanford University, 1989
  • MD, Harvard University, 1994
  • MPH, Harvard University, 1994


Dr. Blanchard is originally from Chicago.  She completed her B.S. at Stanford and heer M.D. and M.P.H at Harvard. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at George Washington. Following residency, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Sholar at UCLA and RAND. In 2006, she obtained a PhD from RAND Graduate School.

Residency Training:
Residency in Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, 1998
Internship at Northwestern University, 1995
Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program-- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and RAND Corporation, 2000

Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Societies:
American College of Emergency Physicians
National Medical Association
Association for Health Services Research
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Special Interests:
Health Disparities
Access to Care
Health Policy


Dr. Blanchard's research interests include the access to care, mental health, opioid abuse and the impact on emergency department utilization. She has extensive skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Centers and Institutes

Adjunct Affiliate Researcher, RAND Corporation

Interest Section(s)

  • Health Policy


Blanchard J, Lurie N. Preventive Care in the United States: Are Blacks Finally Catching Up?, Ethnicity and Disease. August, 2005.

Blanchard JC, Haywood Y, Stein BD, Tanielian TL, Stoto M, Lurie N. In Their Own Words: Lessons Learned From Those Exposed to Anthrax. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 95, No. 3, March 2005, pp. 489-495.

Blanchard JC, Lurie N. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Patient reports of disrespect in the healthcare setting and its impact on care. Journal of Family Practice. 2003; 53: 721.

Blanchard J, Haywood Y, Scott C. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health: An Emergency Medicine Perspective. Acad Emerg Med 2003 10: 1289-1293.

Blanchard J, McCann E, Lynn J. Quality improvement in end of life care. Postgrad Med. 2002; 111: 21-22, 25-26.

Davis LM, Blanchard JC. Improving the preparedness of the health response to biological and chemical terrorism. RAND Issue Paper. IP-221. 3/2002.

Blanchard J, Hosek S. Health Care Financing Issues for Women with Disabilities, RAND, PM-1246, 2002

Blanchard J. Board scores and resident performance: is there a link? Ann Emerg Med. 2000; 36: 64-7.

Curtis, Kevin and Blanchard, J. Violence in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1999; 17: 717-31

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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