Jan had her initial training as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. Her greatest areas of interest were in Hematology (the study of blood) and Blood Banking. She spent many years working in the Hamilton-Oakville area of Ontario. She was the first medical laboratory technologist hired at McMaster University Medical Centre. After helping to establish the routine Hematology laboratory she spent several years doing research in Pediatric Hematology. Several of the research projects that she was a part of have been published in peer reviewed journals and Pediatric Hematology textbooks.
For the past 18 years she has been exploring areas of health and wellness that are not part of the routine medical establishment in North America. Jan was the first Canadian to complete the first North American course in European Biological Medicine. These 8 courses were under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Klinic in Switzerland and were offered under the auspices of the Marion Foundation of Marion Massachusetts.