Janet Hess

Janet Hess, DrPH

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
5th Floor
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email: jhess@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 259-8604

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  • DPH, Public Health, University of South Florida, 2014
  • MPH, Public Health, University of South Florida, 2004
  • BA, Undergraduate Studies, University of North Carolina, 1979

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Recent Publications

  • Hess JS, Straub DM, Mateus JS, Pelaez-Velez C. Preparing for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care: Evaluation of a Physician Training Program. Advances in Pediatrics. 62(1) : 137-64, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26205112
  • Hess J, Wood D, & Hohmeister H. Florida health and transition services: Bridging the gap for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs. Florida Family Physician. 61(2) : 6-7, 2012.
  • Hess J & Wood D. Beyond childhood: Helping patients with special needs. Florida Medical Magazine. 2: 41-44, 2011.
  • Cannell MB, Brumback BA, Bouldin ED, Hess J, Wood DL, Sloyer PJ, Reiss JG, Andresen EM. Age group differences in healthcare access for people with disabilities: are young adults at increased risk? The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 49(2) : 219-21, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21783058
  • Hess JS, Straub DM. Brief report: Preliminary findings from a pilot health care transition education intervention for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 36(2) : 172-8, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20926407