Heather F. McClintock

Assistant Professor, Public Health

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About Me

Heather F. de Vries McClintock, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., M.S.W.

Biographical Profile

Dr. Heather F. de Vries McClintock, Assistant Professor 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) compliance with clinical guidelines and disease severity at diagnosis; (2) measurement and assessment of key determinants of compliance such as health literacy; (3) intervention strategies to improve compliance behaviors; and (4) the experiences and perceptions of healthcare quality and access for persons with chronic illness and disability. Recent research has taken a global focus with the aim of understanding and improving health literacy and the provision of care for persons in Sub-Saharan Africa and Guatemala. 

Dr. de Vries McClintock has co-authored 35 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 2019

A Risk Scoring System for the Prediction of Functional Deterioration, Institutionalization, and Mortality among Medicare Beneficiaries.

Article, Am J Phys Med Rehabil

Co-Authored with Kurichi JE, Kwong PL, Xie D, Stineman MG, Bogner HR

Co-Author 2019

Patient Satisfaction and Perceived Quality of Care Among Younger Medicare Beneficiaries According to Activity Limitation Stages

Article, Arch Phys Med Rehabil

Co-Authored with Bernal OA, Kurichi JE, Kwong PL, Xie D, Streim JE, Pezzin LE, Bogner HR

Author 2016

Patterns of adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents and glucose control among primary care patients

Article, Behavioral Medicine

Co-Authored with Morales KH, Small DS, Bogner HR