Jane Henley, MSPH
Jane Henley is an epidemiologist in the Cancer Surveillance Branch in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC. Ms. Henley uses data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and other surveillance systems to monitor cancer outcomes. She collaborates with researchers across CDC to share information about cancer, including participating in CDC data modernization initiative activities.
Her research interests include surveillance of cancers linked to modifiable risk factors, including tobacco use, alcohol use, physical activity, and obesity. She has contributed to more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, including publications about cancer surveillance; rare cancers including mesothelioma; lung cancer and other tobacco-related cancers; health consequences of cigarette, cigar, pipe, and smokeless tobacco use; and health benefits of smoking cessation. Her work has been nominated for CDC’s Shepard Science Award.
Ms. Henley earned an undergraduate degree in statistics from Mount Holyoke College and a master of science in public health in biostatistics from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
Recent articles Ms. Henley has first-authored include—
- 2022 COVID-19 and other underlying causes of cancer deaths—United States, January 2018–July 2022.
- 2020 Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, part I: National cancer statistics.
- 2020 Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, part II: progress toward Healthy People 2020 objectives for 4 common cancers.
- 2019 Smoking cessation behaviors among older adults.
- 2019 Geographic co-occurrence of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer incidence, United States 2003–2015.
- 2018 Uterine cancer incidence and mortality—United States, 1999–2016.
- 2018 Rural cancer control: Bridging the chasm in geographic health inequity.
- 2018 A Report from CDC: Lung cancer among women in the United States.
- 2017 Invasive cancer incidence, 2004–2013, and deaths, 2006–2015, in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties—United States.
- 2017 Invasive cancer incidence and survival—United States, 2013.
- 2016 Vital Signs: Disparities in tobacco-related cancer incidence and mortality—United States, 2004–2013.