Heather F. McClintock

Associate Professor, Public Health

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About Me

Heather F. de Vries McClintock, PhD, MSPH, MSW

Biographical Profile

Dr. Heather F. de Vries McClintock, Associate Professor 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:


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Author 2020

Adherence to Antidepressants in Underserved Communities: A Comparison of Electronic Monitoring and Self-report Measures

Research Paper, Community Ment Health J

Co-Authored with BeKampis AN, Hartmann E, Bogner HR.

Author 2019

Constructing a Measure of Health Literacy in sub-Saharan Africa

Research Paper, Health Promotion International

Co-Authored with Alber J, Schrauben S, Mazzola C, Wiebe D.

Author 2019

Patient Satisfaction and Perceived Quality of Care Among Younger Medicare Beneficiaries

Research Paper, Arch Phys Med Rehabil.

Co-Authored with Bernal O, Kurichi JE, Kwong P, Xie D, Streim J, Pezzin L, Bogner HR.

Author 2020

Cardiovascular Disease and Medication Adherence Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in an Underserved Community

Research Paper, Behavioral Medicine

Co-Authored with Schatell E, Bogner HR.

Author 2019

Controlling Behavior and Lifetime Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Violence in sub-Saharan Africa

Research Paper, J Interpers Violence

Co-Authored with Trego M, Wang E.

Author 2020

Developing Leadership in Women’s Health Research

Research Paper, Leadership in Health Services

Co-Authored with Bogner HR, Abbuhl S, Tuton, L, Dougherty B, Zarowin D, Guevara MA