Jane Meza, PhD
Dr. Meza serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Global and Student Support at the University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She serves as a senior international officer for UNO and works with the diverse array of activities in International Programs including Education Abroad , ILUNO Intensive English, the International Professional Development (IPD) Program and the Center for Afghanistan Studies. She works with faculty and staff across our community to build a framework for global partnerships that promote robust global engagement including student and faculty exchanges. Dr. Meza and the International Programs team work collaboratively with offices across the UNO to support our international student and scholar community to engage them with our UNO campus and broader community.
Dr. Meza has a PhD in Biostatistics and serves as Co-Director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource for the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Dr. Meza’s methodological research focuses on statistical issues related to clinical trials and small-area estimation. The interdisciplinary nature of Dr. Meza’s work has resulted in research in a wide variety of public health-related topics, including global health, especially disease mapping and cancer screening and prevention.
Selected Publications (from more than 100 peer reviewed publications):
Le L, Schairer C, Hablas A, Meza J, Watanabe-Galloway S, Ramadan M, Merajver
SD, Seifeldin IA, Soliman AS. Reliability of medical records in diagnosing
inflammatory breast cancer in Egypt. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Mar 16;10(1):126. doi:
10.1186/s13104-017-2433-z. PubMed PMID: 28302157; PubMed Central PMCID:
Lovgren K, Soliman AS, Ngoma T, Kahesa C, Meza J. Characteristics and
geographic distribution of HIV-positive women diagnosed with cervical cancer in
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Oct;27(12):1049-1056. Epub 2015 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 26464500; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4829490.
Obaro SK, Hassan-Hanga F, Olateju EK, Umoru D, Lawson L, Olanipekun G, Ibrahim
S, Munir H, Ihesiolor G, Maduekwe A, Ohiaeri C, Adetola A, Shetima D, Jibir BW,
Nakaura H, Kocmich N, Ajose T, Idiong D, Masokano K, Ifabiyi A, Ihebuzor N, Chen
B, Meza J, Akindele A, Rezac-Elgohary A, Olaosebikan R, Suwaid S, Gambo M, Alter
R, Davies HD, Fey PD. Salmonella Bacteremia Among Children in Central and
Northwest Nigeria, 2008-2015. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 1;61 Suppl 4:S325-31.
doi: 10.1093/cid/civ745. PubMed PMID: 26449948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4596937.
Joshi A, Amadi C, Meza J, Aguirre T, Wilhelm S. Comparison of
Socio-Demographic Characteristics of a Computer Based Breastfeeding Educational
Intervention Among Rural Hispanic Women. J Community Health. 2015
Oct;40(5):993-1001. doi: 10.1007/s10900-015-0023-3. PubMed PMID: 25868495.
Kalima M, Lishimpi K, Meza JL, Watanabe-Galloway S, Msadabwe SC, Mwaba CK,
Shibemba AL, Banda L, Wood C, Chamberlain RM, Soliman AS. Observed and expected
incidence of cervical cancer in lusaka and the southern and Western provinces of
Zambia, 2007 to 2012. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 Jan;25(1):98-105. doi:
10.1097/IGC.0000000000000325. PubMed PMID: 25423318; PubMed Central PMCID:
Bhatia S, Landier W, Shangguan M, Hageman L, Schaible AN, Carter AR, Hanby CL,
Leisenring W, Yasui Y, Kornegay NM, Mascarenhas L, Ritchey AK, Casillas JN,
Dickens DS, Meza J, Carroll WL, Relling MV, Wong FL. Nonadherence to oral
mercaptopurine and risk of relapse in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white children
with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the children's oncology group. J
Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 10;30(17):2094-101. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2011.38.9924. Epub 2012
May 7. PubMed PMID: 22564992; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3601449.
Suleiman KH, Yates BC, Berger AM, Pozehl B, Meza J. Translating the PittsburghSleep Quality Index into Arabic. West J Nurs Res. 2010 Mar;32(2):250-68. doi:10.1177/0193945909348230. Epub 2009 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 19915205.
Meza JL, Anderson J, Pappo AS, Meyer WH; Children's Oncology Group. Analysisof prognostic factors in patients with nonmetastatic rhabdomyosarcoma treated on intergroup rhabdomyosarcoma studies III and IV: the Children's Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Aug 20;24(24):3844-51. PubMed PMID: 16921036. Singh AP, Moniaux N, Chauhan SC, Meza JL, Batra SK. Inhibition of MUC4expression suppresses pancreatic tumor cell growth and metastasis. Cancer Res.2004 Jan 15;64(2):622-30. PubMed PMID: 14744777.
Crist WM, Anderson JR, Meza JL, Fryer C, Raney RB, Ruymann FB, Breneman J,Qualman SJ, Wiener E, Wharam M, Lobe T, Webber B, Maurer HM, Donaldson SS.Intergroup rhabdomyosarcoma study-IV: results for patients with nonmetastaticdisease. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Jun 15;19(12):3091-102. PubMed PMID: 11408506.
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