Jill Janke, PhD, WHNP, RN
Professor, Graduate Program Chair
Dr. Janke has been a nurse for 35 plus years and held a variety of positions. She was a Peace Corp volunteer in Honduras, an Itinerant Public Health Nurse in rural Alaska, a community health and STD nurse, as well as a maternal-newborn staff nurse. She got her BS in nursing from the University of Utah, her MS in Nursing Science from Montana State University, and her PhD from Rush University in Chicago. Her areas of expertise are human lactation, maternal newborn nursing, biostatistics and instrument development. She is a licensed Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Janke is currently a full professor at the University of Alaska and Chair of the Graduate Program. She is an active member of and volunteer for the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN). She has served as chair and secretary treasurer for the Alaska AWHONN chapter, and has also served nationally on the AWHONN Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Janke is a reviewer for the AWHONN Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) and is the science team leader for the original development and writing of the AWHONN Evidence Based Guideline to Breastfeeding, as well as its subsequent revisions. Currently she is the AWHONN representative for the Excellence in Pediatrics International Summit on Breastfeeding.