Janeth Sanchez PhD, MPH is a Program Director in the Health Systems and Interventions Branch (HSIRB) of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program.
Dr. Sanchez’s scientific and programmatic interests are centered on advancing the science of health equity and improving cancer care delivery for health disparity populations. As Program Director, Dr. Sanchez will lead a research program focused on promoting multilevel interventions that mitigate the effects of care fragmentation, especially for underserved populations, and evaluating the impact of national policies on the equitable delivery of high-quality and cost-effective care across diverse populations. She currently leads several projects on understanding social determinants of health within the context of cancer care delivery.
Dr. Sanchez’s research has identified modifiable points of intervention at the system, organization, and provider levels to reduce health disparities in care delivery. As part of her postdoctoral work at the NCI, she examined the multilevel factors associated with receipt of multidisciplinary care within and across health systems and its impact on cancer care quality measures using population-based data.
Prior to joining NCI, she served as the NCI’s National Outreach Network (NON) Community Health Educator under the New Mexico State University – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity. In this capacity, she developed a sustainable program for cancer education, outreach, and research dissemination in New Mexico.
Dr. Sanchez earned her doctorate in Health Services, with an emphasis in evaluative sciences and statistics, from the University of Washington. She also holds an MPH in community health education, a BS in biology, and a BA in Spanish from New Mexico State University.