Jennifer Makelarski

I have extensive experience in research study design, protocol development and implementation as well as statistical analysis. The research projects I have led have been highly interdisciplinary (teams included physicians, sociologists, anthropologists, community developers, and others) and utilized a community-engaged research approach where community members partner with academic researchers on research studies from the start. I prioritize training junior researchers and have mentored fellows and medical, graduate and college students, providing support throughout their research projects, from drafting aims to publication, with an emphasis on statistical analysis.
My current research focuses primarily on designing and testing interventions to connect people to community resources that help them manage their health. These interventions are primarily information-based (e.g., information about local food pantries) and focus both on diseases and social conditions like food insecurity.  

Education

PhD, Epidemiology

University of Iowa

MPH, Epidemiology

Missouri State University

BS, Biology

Truman State University

Expertise

Epidemiology

Biostatistics

Research

Current Research

My current research focuses primarily on designing and testing interventions to connect people to community resources that help them manage their health. These interventions are primarily information-based (e.g., information about local food pantries) and focus both on diseases and social conditions like food insecurity.  

Research Interests

Women’s health, food insecurity, access to community resources and other issues of social justice 

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Jennifer Makelarski

Jennifer Makelarski

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PhD, MPH

Off Campus

jmakelarski@une.edu

(417) 234-1013

Teaching Online