Faculty Profile

Mary  Janevic, MPH, PhD

Mary Janevic, MPH, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist, Health Behavior & Health Education
  • 2815 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Mary Janevic is an Associate Research Scientist in Health Behavior/Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research centers around promoting healthy aging, particularly in underserved populations, using community-engaged research methods. A major focus of her work is disparities in chronic pain and developing chronic pain self-management interventions for vulnerable populations. Related areas of interest are community health workers, mobile health solutions for chronic pain management, and the role of pets in coping with chronic pain. Previously Dr. Janevic was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, UK, where she assisted with the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing. She has also worked at Kaiser Permanente-Northern California Region, where she coordinated health education programs focusing on chronic disease management.

  • PhD, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
  • MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995
  • B.A., Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1992

  • Chronic pain among older adults
  • Interventions for chronic disease self-management
  • Implementation science
  • Family caregiving and family support for chronic illness
  • Cultural, gender and psychosocial influences on chronic disease management
  • Physical activity among chronically ill older adults

  • Janevic, M., Robinson-Lane, S. G., Murphy, S. L., Courser, R., & Piette, J. D. (2021). A Pilot Study of a Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Delivered by Community Health Workers to Underserved African American Older Adults. Pain Medicine.
  • Janevic, M. R., Shute, V., Murphy, S. L., & Piette, J. D. (2020). Acceptability and effects of commercially available activity trackers for chronic pain management among older African American adults. Pain Medicine21(2), e68-e78.
  • Janevic, M. R., McLaughlin, S. J., Heapy, A. A., Thacker, C., & Piette, J. D. (2017). Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Disabling Chronic Pain: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. The Journal of Pain.
  • Janevic MR, Piette JD, Heisler M, Ratz D, Kim M, Rosland AM (2015) Family involvement before and during medical visits among older adults with high-risk diabetes. Diabetic Medicine.
  • Janevic, M.R., McLaughlin S.J., Connell, C.M. (2013) The association of diabetes complications with physical activity in a representative sample of older adults in the United States. Chronic Illness 9:4, 251-257.
  • Janevic, M.R., Rosland, A.M., Wiitala, W., Connell, C.M., Piette, J.D. (2012) Providing support to relatives and friends managing both chronic physical illness and depression: The views of a national sample of U.S. adults. Patient Education and Counseling, 89, 191-98.
  • Janevic, M.R., McLaughlin, S.J., & Connell, C.M. (2012). Overestimation of physical activity among a nationally-representative sample of underactive individuals with diabetes. Medical Care 50, 441-5.
  • Janevic, M.R., & Connell, C.M. (2001). Racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in the dementia caregiving experience: Recent findings. The Gerontologist, 41, 334-347.

  • American Evaluation Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • American Pain Society
  • International Association for the Study of Pain

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