Jennifer Maizel received her B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University in 2015 and her MPH in Health Promotion from The George Washington University in 2018. She has several years of experience in social research, health communications and marketing, and community engagement. Prior to starting University of Florida’s Ph.D. program in Social and Behavioral Sciences, she worked at American Diabetes Association, most recently as the Senior Manager, Professional Engagement and formerly as a Consultant in Marketing and Communications. She has also contributed to various academic research projects pertaining to type 1 diabetes management and social capital, health and gender equity, social marketing for social change, and cognitive psychology. On a volunteer basis, she served as a Chapter President of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.
Her research interests are focused on the psychosocial dimensions of public health, including health beliefs, behaviors, and social norms; lived experiences of health conditions, particularly type 1 diabetes and its complications; health communication; mental health; and health equity.