Heather F. de Vries McClintock, PhD MSPH MSW

Heather F. de Vries McClintock, PhD MSPH MSW
CPHI Associate Fellow

Title: Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, Arcadia University
Email: devriesmcclintockh@arcadia.edu

Public Health Interests:

Global Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion and  Behavior, Health Literacy, Disabilities, Compliance

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Heather F. McClintock is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Arcadia University. She 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. 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.

Select Publications:

de Vries McClintock HF, Morales KH, Small DS, Bogner HR: Patterns of adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents and glucose control among primary care patients with type 2 diabetes. Behavioral Medicine Mar 27:1-9 [epub ahead of print].

de Vries McClintock HF, Wiebe DJ, O'Donnell A, Morales KH, Small DS, Bogner HR: Neighborhood social environment and patterns of adherence to oral hypoglycemis agents among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Family and Community Health 38(2): 169-79, April-June 2015.

de Vries McClintock HF, Morales KH, Small DS, Bogner HR: A brief intervention that improved glycemic control: mediation by patterns of adherence. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 38(1): 39-47, February 2015

de Vries HF, Northington GM, Bogner HR: Urinary incontinence (UI) and new psychological distress among community dwelling older adults Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 55(1), July-August 2012.

de Vries HF, Northington GM, Kaye EM, Bogner HR: Chronic medical conditions and reproducibility of self-reported age at menopause among community dwelling women. Menopause 18(12): 1298-1302, Dec 2011.