Publications by Janine Jason
A bildungsroman flavored with romance,
action, & suspense
Dr. Brad Lewis is an egocentric, charismatic physician
who's devoted to his patients but obsessed with achieving scientific success.
When his neglected wife divorces him, he becomes irrational and kidnaps
their young daughter. In Reunions, Brad's drive for academic fame
fights with his desire for revenge but the novel itself addresses a more
significant issue--whether a young child's love can humanize an emotionally
closed man. On Brad's circuitous journey toward emotional maturity, he gets
involved in the theft of federal property, is implicated in a murder, and
unearths the sub rosa origins of the U.S. Bone Marrow Registry. Brad's
faltering steps toward an emotional awakening require him to accept his former
wife's grudging aid, his new lover's unconditional commitment, and his only
daughter's critical illness.
Alexandria the Great & Other, Lesser Beings
A historical romance novel for intelligent women
In 1908, Josie, the sixteen-year-old
daughter of a Krakow professor, escapes betrothal to a mineralogist by running
off to America
with a superbly handsome stranger. They couldn’t be a poorer intellectual
and political match but their physical attraction is intense. The story
of their initial encounter becomes a family myth of True Love that dominates
three generations of otherwise intelligent, independent women. The novel chronicles
the tension between these women’s professional goals and their emotional
and physical drives. The pivotal character is the brilliant, exquisite Alexandria
Bach, who vows that Love will not ruin her life the way it destroyed her
mother Josie. Alexandria
is educated at the best of schools, becomes the first woman officer in U.S.
Naval Intelligence, and plans a diplomatic career—until a man risks his
life to win her love. How will she resolve her dilemma? If she marries and
has children, would they be the debris of True Love or Its gifts?
Alexandria the Great
is available as an E-book through Smashwords ,
The Baby Boomer Book:
Cartoons about an Aging Generation's Bitter-Sweet
Memories & Lives
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. Comic book, 1660 words. ISBN:
Other Works by Janine
Dr. Jason coauthored a nonfiction
book entitled Parenting Your Premature
Baby, published in hardback by Henry Holt, Inc. in 1989 and paperback
by Doubleday Dell, Inc. in 1990. It was cited in the Library Journal as one of the best lay
medical books of that year. Parenting Your Premature Baby can be found
on-line and continues to be useful reading for parents of premature infants.
In addition to writing, Janine Jason
is CEO of Jason and Jarvis Associates, L.L.C., a medical and epidemiology
consulting firm she co-founded in 2003, after 23 years as a medical scientist
at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
At CDC, Dr. Jason supervised
a variety of activities, including Hemophilia-AIDS Surveillance and Epidemiology,
evaluation of the National AIDS Information and Education Program, and the
HIV Immunoregulatory Laboratory. She has more than a hundred peer-reviewed
research publications and is an expert in child health, HIV, immunology,
infectious diseases, and public health.
While she was at CDC, Dr.
Jason provided free health care at Emory University, where she was a Clinical
Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology,
and Epidemiology. Now, in addition to her writing and consulting, Dr. Jason
continues to provide free health care--at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Janine received her undergraduate
degree from the University of Chicago and her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical
School. She did a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los
Angeles and Immunology Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto,
Ontario. After two years as a Research Associate at Yale University she
entered the Public Health Service and began her work at CDC.
Since 2003, she's lived a bicoastal
life, spending half the year fighting weeds in her yard in South Carolina
and half the year fighting the weeds of Oregon and San Francisco. She is
fortunate to have two very independent daughters, a high-powered husband,
and bizarre sheepdog.
Janine travels a good deal for work
and pleasure--and takes her dog along as much as possible.