Jane Griffith is an Epidemiologist and Team Leader of the Epidemiology Unit at CancerCare Manitoba. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Griffith earned her PhD at the University of Manitoba.
Currently, her research focuses on behavioural and environmental risk factors for chronic diseases including cancer and diabetes. Her interest in using risk factor surveillance to inform effective prevention practices has resulted in involvement with a variety of agencies including Aboriginal organizations, Regional Health Authorities, government departments, non-government organizations, universities, school systems and communities.
An active member of Partners in Planning for Healthy Living, a Manitoba collaborative group of stakeholders, Dr. Griffith provides analytic support to communities and regions interested in collecting and analyzing data to support planning for programs and interventions. She has also been involved in the development and administration of the Manitoba Youth Health Survey in Manitoba schools.