Jennifer Maizel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason University in 2015 and her Master’s degree in Public Health from The George Washington University in 2018. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with several years of experience in social and behavioral research, health education and communications, and community engagement.
Currently, Jennifer is a Graduate Research Assistant supporting Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Diabetes, under the mentorship of Dr. Ashby Walker. She formerly worked at American Diabetes Association in various positions including Senior Manager, Professional Engagement; Manager, Professional Engagement; and Strategic Communications Consultant. Previously, she was a Research Assistant in George Mason University’s Department of Psychology, and she completed two internships at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Jennifer’s research interests include the psychosocial aspects of diabetes and other chronic conditions, public mental health, health education, health equity, and patient-provider communication.