Dr. Jeanne Sears
University of Washington
Dr. Jeanne Sears is a research associate professor with the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington (UW). She is adjunct faculty with the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and associate faculty with the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC). She is also co-director of the Occupational Health Services Research Training Program, which is part of the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, an education and research centre funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Sears' research interests include occupational health services, occupational injury surveillance methodology, policy and program evaluation, and disparities in health and access to health care. Sears has evaluated the impact of legislation expanding the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the workers' compensation system, as well as policy changes to the vocational rehabilitation system for injured workers. She is also involved in several studies assessing interventions to reduce high-risk opioid prescribing, as well as interventions related to substance use and harm reduction.
Sears got her MS in nursing from the University of California in San Francisco, and her PhD in health services from the University of Washington.