Jana L Wardian


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Research Director, Diabetes Center of Excellence
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
psychosocial issues related to diabetes management
primary and secondary prevention
Office Phone


Arizona State University - Ph.D., School of Social Work, April 16, 2015
Arizona State University West - Master of Social Work, May, 2010
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication, May, 2008


Jana Wardian, PhD is the Research Director for the Diabetes Center of Excellence (DCOE). She provides consultation for research projects conducted by endocrinologists, endocrine fellows, residents, and staff. In addition, she evaluates patient programming and outreach events for the DCOE. Dr. Wardian provides assistance in disseminating the evidence-based work of the DCOE through publications, training, and presentations.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Center for Translational Diabetes Research (CDTR) Seminar (2012): Invited Scholar with all expenses paid.

Invited faculty for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinicals 2013 in Orlando, FL; awarded $900 for travel expenses

Diabetes subject matter expert for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) for the Military Health Service Health Statistics Carepoint, 2017-present

Invited external editor for the 2016 Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Practice Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus, 2016

Non-voting member of the Wilford Hall Association for Accreditation of Human Research Participant Protection Programs (AAHRPP) committee, 2016-present. Accreditation awarded September 2017.

Diabetes Center of Excellence, Research Director, 2015-present

NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course: Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research, Bethesda, MD, August 3-14, 2015 (one of 93 participants)


1. Cranston, M.M., True, M.W., Wardian, J.L., Carriere-Ducre, R.M., & Sauerwein, T.J. (2017). When military fitness standards no longer apply: The high prevalence of metabolic syndrome in recent Air Force retirees. Military Medicine, 182(7/8:el780). doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-16-00253. PMID:28810972

2. True, M., Folaron, I., Wardian, J., Colburn, J., Sauerwein, T., Beckman, D., Kluesner, J., Tate, J., Graybill, S., Davis, R., Paulus, A., Carlsen, D., & Lewi, J. (2017). Leadership Training in Endocrinology Fellowship? A Survey of Program Directors and Recent Graduates. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 1(3), 174-185.

3. Cobb, E., Watson, N., Wardian, J., Morrow, C., & Sauerwein, T. (2017). Glucagon Kits: Are your patients prepared for a hypoglycemic emergency?. AADE in Practice, 5(1), 12-17. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2325160316677575

4. Paulus, A., Colburn, J., True, M., Beckman, D., Davis, R., Wardian, J., Folaron, I., Lewi, J., & Graybill, S. (2016). Evaluation of total daily dose and glycemic control for patients taking U-500 regular insulin admitted to the hospital. Endocrine Practice, 22(10), 1187-1191. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27359287

5. Wardian, J. & Sun, F. (2015). Removing barriers to promote more positive thinking for people with diabetes: Implications for social work. Social Work. doi: 10.1093/sw/swv001. PMID 25929015 http://sw.oxfordjournals.org.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/content/early/2015/01/19/sw.swv001.full

6. Wardian, J. & Sun, F. (2014). Factors associated with diabetes-related distress: Implications for diabetes self-management. Social Work in Health Care, 53(4), 364-381. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2014.884038. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4029338

7. Wardian, J., Thaller, J., & Urbaeva, Z. (2014). The accumulation of multiple sources of psychosocial disadvantage and their correlation to reported overall health: Establishing a threshold. Social Work. doi: 10.1093/sw/swu049. PMID 25643575

8. Wardian, J., Robbins, D., Wolfersteig, W.L., Dustman, P., & Johnson, T. (2013). Validation of the DSSI-10 to measure social support in a general population. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(1), 100-106. doi:10.1177/1049731512464582. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1049731512464582