Janet Zola, MPH

San Francisco Department of Public Health
Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
101 Grove Street, room 408
San Francisco, CA
USA 94102
Email: janet.zola@sfdph.org

Biographical Sketch:
Janet Zola, MPH, has worked at the San Francisco Department of Public Health since 1987. She is currently a Health Promotion Specialist in the Communicable Disease Prevention Unit, a position she has held since 1993. There, she develops and implements special projects to stop vaccine-preventable diseases across the life span, including San Francisco Hep B Free, the largest hepatitis B prevention effort in the nation. In 1996 she founded the San Francisco Immunization Coalition (where she now serves on the Board as Financial Officer), which is comprised of diverse public and private interests whose mission is to achieve full immunization protection for each child and adult in San Francisco. Prior to that, she was Health Educator for the CDC funded Hepatitis B Universal Infant Immunization Demonstration Project. From 1987 to 1995 she was Program Director of SRx: Medication Education for Seniors which included the Senior Theatre Education Project (STEP). From 1979 through 1989 she was an instructor in the Health Education Department of San Francisco State University. She has been published twice: 3 For Life: A Model Pilot Program to Prevent Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans; Chang et al; American Journal of Health Promotion; January/February 2009. Attitudes and Educational Practices of Obstetric Providers Regarding Infant Hepatitis B Vaccination; Zola et al; Obstetrics & Gynecology; January 1997.