Jon Olson

Visiting Lecturer
Health Promotion and Policy


  • BA Columbia University
  • DPM New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • MPH University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • DrPH University of Pittsburgh 

Areas of Specialization: 

  • Patient safety
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular

Research Description: 

Dr. Olson’s appointment with the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health involves teaching graduate students online; it does not involve research. As an epidemiologist with the Connecticut Department of Public Health he provides analytic support to a variety of programs including the Connecticut Tumor Registry. 

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Key Publications: 

  • Adverse Event program annual reports to the Connecticut General Assembly, 2003-2015 under “Statistics & Research,”
  • Health Care Quality Olson JC, Foland JL. Tracking racial and ethnic disparities of knee replacement rates in Connecticut. Connecticut Medicine 2005;69(4):211-15. Orchard
  • TJ, Olson JC, Erbey JR, Williams K, Forrest KYZ, Kinder LS, Kuller LH, Ellis, D, Becker DJ. Insulin Resistance-Related Factors, but not Glycemia, Predict Coronary Artery Disease in Type 1 Diabetes: 10-year follow-up data From the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications study. Diabetes Care 2003;26(5):1374-1379.
  • Olson JC, Bogdan GF, Tuthill RW, Nasca PC, Janerich DT. Sex of First Child and Breast Cancer Survival in Young Women. Journal of Women’s Health & Gender-Based Medicine 2001;19(4):327-34.