Heather F. de Vries McClintock, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., M.S.W.
Dr. Heather F. de Vries McClintock, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Public Health at Arcadia University, earned her Master of Science in Public Health from the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. de Vries McClintock received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on health behavior and promotion. Her research broadly focuses on the prevention, treatment, and management of chronic disease and disability. Current areas of research include: (1) determinants and outcomes of medication adherence; (2) intervention strategies to improve medication adherence; (3) experiences and perceptions of persons with chronic illness and disability; (4) developing leaders in gender-informed research; and (5) social determinants (health literacy and intimate partner violence) of health in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. de Vries McClintock has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Her publications include articles in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, American Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Preventing Chronic Disease, Family Community Health, and Community Mental Health. Previously, she served on a Task Force at the American Association of Diabetes Educators to develop recommendations for diabetes screenings and practice.
Prior to completing her doctorate she served as a Program Officer at the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and a Senior Project Manager in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pennsylvania she led several research initiatives that involved improving patient compliance and access to quality healthcare services including the Spectrum of Depression in Later Life and Integrating Management for Depression and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Studies.
Lists of Dr. McClintock's publications are provided below:
- Dr. McClintock Presents Research on Global Health Literacy
- Dr. McClintock, Graduate Students Present at Global Conference on Women’s Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Public Health Students, Dr. McClintock Co-write Blog on Intimate Partner Violence
- Prewitt ’21M, MPH and Franey ’21M, MPH Present at APHA Annual Meeting
- Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs
- Alumnae and Dr. McClintock Present Research at Conferences
- Public Health Students, Alumni Present at Global Health Conference on Social Justice, Health Equity
- Dr. McClintock, Imel ‘23MPH, MMS Publish Research in ‘Nutrition and Health’