Nebraska Authors

Laura Jana, MD

Born 1969 San Mateo, CA (USA)

The pediatrician and author is a long-time Omaha resident. She was an associate of the famous Dr. Benjamin Spock, has owned and operated a pre-school, and served as Director of Innovation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and currently (in 2019) holds a faculty appointment at Penn State University’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (remaining an Omaha, NE resident). She lists her interests as "early brain and child development, health and wellness, and early education."

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Pediatricians and Pediatrics; Medicine


Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Medical Research

Places Worked

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA


Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality. with Jennifer Shu. 2005.
The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child's Tomorrow. 2017.

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