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Janice Turner

D.P.M., M.P.H. and citizen of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. (USA) Turner.Janice.07.18.2013.jpg


Dr. Janice Turner is a member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. For nearly 20 years she practiced medicine as a podiatrist. Wanting to share a lifelong passion for medicine and the outdoors with young people, Turner obtained a Master of Public Health degree in environmental health sciences from Columbia University. She has served as an adjunct professor and researcher at the City University of New York, a researcher at New York University, and an instructor at the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City. She has consulted on environmental and public health issues. Currently, she works with the Ramapough Lenape Nation to address the adverse health impacts of toxic waste dumped by the Ford Motor Company beginning in the late 1960s and serves on the Advisory Board for the American Indian Center for Cancer Research, Education and Training at the University of California, Davis. An award-winning photographer, Turner is known for her unique Native interpretations of natural scenes found in New York’s Hudson Valley.