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Jessica Olson PhD

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Director, Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Institute for Health and Equity
Division: Community Health
Program: Administration

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Cardiovascular Center


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • MicroRNAs
  • Women's Health
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Practice
  • Social Justice
  • Translational Medical Research
  • Leadership Positions

  • Chair, Women in Science Series
  • Publications (9)

  • Community and Research Perspectives on Cancer Disparities in Wisconsin. (Olson J, Cawthra T, Beyer K, Frazer D, Ignace L, Maurana C, Millon-Underwood S, Pinsoneault L, Salazar J, Walker A, Williams C, Stolley M) Prev Chronic Dis 2020 10 08;17:E122 PMID: 33034557 PMCID: PMC7553208 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85092803110 10/10/2020    
  • Community Breast Health Education for Immigrants and Refugees: Lessons Learned in Outreach Efforts to Reduce Cancer Disparities. (Kamaraju S, Olson J, DeNomie M, Visotcky A, Banerjee A, Asan O, Tavares E, Rao A, LaCroix M, Krause K, Neuner J, Stolley M) J Cancer Educ 2019 Dec;34(6):1092-1096 PMID: 30091014 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85051532560 08/10/2018       1 Citation
  • More than a Conversation: the Power of Bringing Scientists and the Community Together to Change Perceptions About Cancer. (Olson J, Svoboda-Newman S, Gardner-Volle K, McNally M, Fabian E, Maurana C) J Cancer Educ 2019 06;34(3):571-576 PMID: 29508231 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85045135507 03/07/2018    
  • A Combined Basic Science and Population Science Approach Demonstrating the Potential for Simvastatin to Mitigate Cardiovascular Disease after Lower Hemi Body Radiotherapy (Olson J, Taylor R, Sparapani R, Lenarczyk M, Baker J) Circulation https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.136.suppl_1.24082 11/14/2017    
  • MicroRNA-21 Mediates Isoflurane-induced Cardioprotection against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury via Akt/Nitric Oxide Synthase/Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore Pathway. (Qiao S, Olson JM, Paterson M, Yan Y, Zaja I, Liu Y, Riess ML, Kersten JR, Liang M, Warltier DC, Bosnjak ZJ, Ge ZD) Anesthesiology 2015 Oct;123(4):786-798 PMID: 26259139 PMCID: PMC4573345 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84942056683 08/11/2015       47 Citations
  • Gene Expression in Experimental Aortic Coarctation and Repair: Candidate Genes for Therapeutic Intervention? (LaDisa JF Jr, Bozdag S, Olson J, Ramchandran R, Kersten JR, Eddinger TJ) PLoS One 2015;10(7):e0133356 PMID: 26207811 PMCID: PMC4514739 07/25/2015       3 Citations
  • Up-regulation of microRNA-21 mediates isoflurane-induced protection of cardiomyocytes. (Olson JM, Yan Y, Bai X, Ge ZD, Liang M, Kriegel AJ, Twaroski DM, Bosnjak ZJ) Anesthesiology 2015 Apr;122(4):795-805 PMID: 25536091 PMCID: PMC4366274 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84937250884 12/24/2014       32 Citations
  • miR-21 in ischemia/reperfusion injury: a double-edged sword? (Xu X, Kriegel AJ, Jiao X, Liu H, Bai X, Olson J, Liang M, Ding X) Physiol Genomics 2014 Nov 01;46(21):789-97 PMID: 25159851 PMCID: PMC4280148 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84908453071 08/28/2014       68 Citations
  • Down-regulation of microRNA-21 is involved in the propofol-induced neurotoxicity observed in human stem cell-derived neurons. (Twaroski DM, Yan Y, Olson JM, Bosnjak ZJ, Bai X) Anesthesiology 2014 Oct;121(4):786-800 PMID: 24950164 PMCID: PMC4174986 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84914165939 06/21/2014       59 Citations
  • Last update: 11/23/2020