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Janessa Graves (2011)

Janessa Graves (2011)

Dr. Janessa Graves began her studies in the Health Services PhD program in 2008, after completing an MPH in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Dr. Graves was funded as a trainee through the NIOSH-sponsored Educational and Research Center (ERC) at UW. Dr. Graves pursued areas of emphasis in Evaluation Sciences and Occupational Health Services Research, and worked closely with Dr. Jeffrey Jarvik to complete her dissertation, “Early advanced imaging among Washington State workers' compensation claimants with non-specific acute occupational low back pain:  An evaluation of precursors, costs, utilization, and outcomes,” before graduating in 2011.

Having recently completed a two-year pediatric injury fellowship at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Dr. Graves currently works as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Washington State University.  Dr. Graves’ current research focuses on pediatric injuries.