Senior Research Scientist, College of Health Sciences Office of Research
Janet Reis came to Boise State University as a Professor Emerita from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her 23 years at the University of Illinois, she also worked with the School of Nursing and the Department of Community Health. She began her career as a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois, having completed her doctorate in Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY B). In the ten years of working in the Chicago area, she collaborated with the Chicago Department of Health on an evaluation of the Department’s Maternal and Child Health program funded by the Ford Foundation and Chicago foundations. Leaving Chicago to return to Western New York, she obtained a faculty position in SUNY B’s School of Nursing and then moved West again back to Illinois.
Reis has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over 30 externally funded research projects, is lead author on 55 peer reviewed publications and co-author on 45 other peer reviewed journal articles. She has directed over 80 masters’ thesis projects and 10 doctoral dissertations, serving as a committee member on another 15 doctoral committees. She has been regularly invited to serve as a panel member for National Institute of Mental Health’s Special Emphasis Panel, Risk Prevention and Health Behavior since 2002. She most recently served as a Panel member for The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Centers for Diabetes Translation Research in February 2016.