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Lanetta Jordan, M.D., MPH, MSPH

General Information

Lanetta  Jordan, M.D., MPH, MSPH


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  • English


  • Associate Professor (Educator), Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Health Services Research & Policy


Research Interests

• Sickle Cell Disease
• Health Services Research
• Quality and Process Improvement
• Program Evaluation


1994 M.D.
University of North Carolina
1993 MPH
University of North Carolina
1988 MSPH
University of North Carolina
1987 B.A.
University of North Carolina



Lanetta B. Jordan, MD, MPH, MSPH is an Associate Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is President of the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research that aims to support care and innovative research in sickle cell and disease and hemoglobinopathies.  She serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinopathies, an online peer reviewed journal.  Of note, she is a former Senior Medical Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She established and consequently directed the Department of Sickle Cell Services at Memorial Healthcare System for twelve years, with its “Sickle Cell Day Hospital” being the first of its kind in the nation to receive “Disease-Specific Certification” from The Joint Commission. The crux of her work and contributions focus on Sickle Cell Disease which run the gamut from elimination of health and health care disparities, care coordination, establishing all encompassing treatment, continuity of care guidelines and clinical research. One of the hallmarks of her dedication to this disease was to help steer the development of a Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia National Registry and Health Record.  Dr. Jordan’s experience is rife with professional affiliations and contributions on both Local and National Boards and Advisory Councils such as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health, Chief Medical Officer for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and the Greater Miami-Dade YWCA.  For ten years she has hosted a Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium, which draws physicians, nurses, scientists and policymakers from around the world with expertise in basic, clinical, translational and public health research and clinical care.