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Melissa DeJonckheere, Ph.D.

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Biography

Dr. Melissa DeJonckheere is an adolescent health researcher specializing in qualitative, participatory, and mixed methods research. Her research focuses on psychosocial influences on health and well-being, particularly among adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Dr. DeJonckheere is also interested in improving access to and participation in academic research for youth, students, and trainees who have historically been excluded from science and research experiences. She is on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Mixed Methods Program (link to mixedmethods.org). She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Michigan Mixed Methods Program. DeJonckheere completed her PhD in Educational Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where she worked on qualitative and mixed methods projects in both the education and health fields.

She serves on the IHPI committee: Workforce Diversity in Healthcare Recruitment and Retention Workgroup.

Areas of Interest

Research Interests
  • Understanding psychosocial factors that influence health and well-being of adolescents
  • Improving self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, particularly in youth
  • Using community-based participatory research and participatory methods to engage historically marginalized participants in research
  • Conducting rigorous qualitative and mixed methods research
Department Areas

Credentials

Advanced Degrees

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, Educational Studies, Educational and Community Based Action Research, Cincinnati, OH, 2016

Dr. DeJonckheere's CV