Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. James directs the fourth wave of The Attitudes and Behaviors Survey (TABS) on Health, a population-based, repeat cross-sectional study for the State of Colorado. She is an epidemiologist with a background in engineering and 15 years of experience in medical research. She is also PI of an NIH-funded (R21) study investigating environmental exposures and chronic disease. Dr. James has extensive experience as a statistical analyst with geographic information systems (GIS). Her publications involve complex qualitative and quantitative statistical methods stemming from large projects funded by agencies such as CDC, AHRQ, and NIH. Her research has included environmental and occupational epidemiology, sensory processing in children and adolescents, and prenatal practice intervention for fetal alcohol syndrome. She is an analyst for MDStarnet (CDC). In in the Department of Family Medicine, she assists in supervising projects for the SNOCAP Practice-Based Research Network to develop practical toolkits for medical providers, including a web-based Decision Guide for Improving Efficiency in Primary Care. Dr. James also serves on the Tobacco Review Committee of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and currently sits on committees for three doctoral students.