Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH


Dr. Jan K Carney is Professor of Medicine & Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

In 1988 she was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Health for the State of Vermont and became Commissioner of Health the following year, serving under Governors Madeline Kunin, Richard Snelling and Howard Dean, until 2003, when she joined UVM as a full-time faculty member.   

Carney is a Distinguished Educator in the Teaching Academy and developed Vermont’s first Master of Public Health degree and other graduate-level public health programs–all online–in partnership with UVM Continuing and Distance Education. She directs the Rural Health Research and Delivery Core for the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network, working to engage clinicians, communities, and public health advocates in the development of research relevant to rural health needs.

Nationally, Carney recently served as vice-chair of the American College of Physicians’ Health and Public Policy Committee, contributing to health policy publications in areas of social determinants of health, insurance coverage, and patient partnership in health care. At UVM, she initiated and co-led the university’s transition to becoming a smoke-free campus in 2015. She is the author of a public health textbook, Controversies in Public Health and Health Policy.