Carol Janney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Community Health Researcher

Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine -
Midland Regional Campus
MidMichigan Medical Cente - Midland
G1-165 Gerstacker Building
4611 Campus Ridge Drive
Midland, MI 48670

989 488.5721
Fax: 989.488.5539

Dr. Janney’s faculty position is based in Midland, Michigan, as part of a new effort by MSU’s College of Human Medicine to establish a statewide research network. Her extensive research experience and formal training as an epidemiologist (PhD, MS), applied biostatistician (MS), exercise physiologist (MS), nutritionist and health educator (BS) will be used to develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral studies/interventions aimed to improve the mental and physical health of individuals with mental health issues, their families and their communities.

Dr. Janney earned her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), MS degrees in Epidemiology and Exercise Science from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MS in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) with a focus on mental health and physical activity. As an Associated Health Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Clinical Management Research at the Ann Arbor VA, Dr. Janney continued to study the influence of mental health diagnoses on behavioral weight loss interventions and sleep in Veterans.

Research Interests: Mental health; Behavioral interventions including physical activity, nutrition, and sleep hygiene; weight loss; physical activity assessment; health promotion; bipolar disorder; schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder; SMI; depression; affective disorders; patient-oriented, family-oriented and/or community-oriented research; evidence-based medicine; self-management; rural health

Selected Publications:

Janney CA, AM Kilbourne, A Germain, Z Lai, KD Hoerster, DE Goodrich, EA Klingaman, L Verchinina, CR Richardson. The influence of sleep-disordered breathing on weight loss in a national weight management program. SLEEP. 2016: 39 (1): ):59–65.

Janney CA, R Ganguli, CR Richardson, RG Holleman, G Tong, JA Cauley, AM Kriska. Physical activity and sedentary behavior measured objectively and subjectively in overweight and obese adults with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2015;76(10):e1277–e1284 10.4088/JCP.14m09330.

Frank E, ML Wallace, M Hall, B Hasler, JC Levenson, CA Janney, I Soreca, MC Fleming, J Buttenfield, FL Ritchey, DJ Kupfer. An Integrated Risk Reduction Intervention Can Reduce Body Mass Index in Individuals Being Treated for Bipolar I Disorder. Bipolar Disorders. 2015: 17(4): 424-437.

Janney CA, MS Bauer, AM Kilbourne. Self-management and bipolar disorder: a clinician’s guide to the literature 2011-2014. Current Psychiatry Reports. (2014) 16:485.

Janney CA, A Fagiolini, H Swartz, JM Jakicic, RG Holleman, CR Richardson. Are adults with bipolar disorder active? Objective assessment of physical activity with accelerometery. Journal of Affective Disorders 2014:152-154:498-504.

Janney CA, R Ganguli, CR Richardson, RG Holleman, G Tong, JA Cauley, AM Kriska. Sedentary behavior and psychiatric symptoms in overweight and obese adults with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. Schizophrenia Research. 2013:145:63-68.
Janney CA, JA Cauley, PM Cawthon, AM Kriska. Longitudinal physical activity changes in older men in the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 58(6):1128-33, 2010.

Janney CA, JM Jakicic. The influence of exercise and BMI on injuries and illnesses in overweight and obese individuals: a randomized control trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 7:1, 2010.

Janney CA, CR Richardson, RG Holleman, C Glasheen ,SJ Strath, MB Conroy, AM Kriska. Gender, mental health service use and objectively measured physical activity: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 2003-2004). Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2008;1:9-16.

Jakicic JM, BH Marcus, W Lang, C Janney. 24-month effect of exercise on weight loss in overweight women. Archives of Internal Medicine. 168(14):1550-9, 2008.

Pande AC, Crockatt JG, Janney CA, Werth J, Tsaroucha G, Gabapentin Bipolar Disorder Study Group. Gabapentin in bipolar disorder, a placebo-controlled trial of adjunctive therapy. Bipolar Disorder. 2000;2:249-255.

Pande AC, JRT Davidson, JW Jefferson, CA Janney, DJ Katzelnick, RH Weisler, JH Greist, SM Sutherland. Treatment of social phobia with Gabapentin: a placebo-controlled study. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmology. 1999;19:341-348.

Janney CA, D Zhang, MF Sowers. Lactation and weight retention. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1997;66:1116-24.

Washburn RA, KW Smith, AM Jette, CA Janney. The physical activity scale for the elderly (PASE): development and evaluation. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 46: 153-162, 1993.