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For the past five years, Janice Barlow has been executive director of Zero Breast Cancer, a non-profit dedicated to finding the causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. Prior to becoming executive director she served on the board of directors.

Janice earned her B.S. in nursing from the University of California in San Francisco. She did her graduate work at the University of Washington and is a pediatric nurse practitioner. She brings to the organization a combination of wide-ranging experience in community health care and extensive personal involvement in health advocacy, community activism, community-based, participatory research and non-profit organizations.

Janice has assumed a leadership role as principal investigator of the Community Outreach and Translation Core of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science’s (NIEHS) Bay Area Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center. She is the community co-principal investigator of a National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Survivorship Study in the Bay Area.

She served on the steering committee of the University of California at Berkeley Collaborative Project that planned an International Summit on Breast Cancer and the Environment (2002) aimed to set an agenda for environmental and breast cancer research. Janice currently is on the steering committee of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science’s (NIEHS) Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers.

In addition, Janice is a member of the:

  • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Advisory Board (2006-Present)

  • Northern California Kaiser Permanente Division of Research “Gene, Environment and Health Initiative”

  • UCSF SPORE Breast Cancer Center Development Grant Review Committee

  • Scientific and Community Advisory Board, Marin County Women’s Health Study.