Jeanette May, MPH, PhD, is an accomplished health care researcher who has spent the last 25 years working in the health care arena with a focus on chronic disease, wellness and population health. Currently Jeanette is a research team member at George Washington University and is part of a large multi site primary care pilot focused on the development and testing of a decision aid tool for providers and patients addressing patient weight loss and obesity. Prior to her work with GWU, Jeanette held the position of Vice President of Research and Quality for the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA). CCA is a Washington D.C based advocacy organization. Jeanette led all research activities related to wellness and population health for the Alliance and worked to develop frameworks and measures for the delivery and evaluation of comprehensive programs in employer and other health care related settings. Before joining the Care Continuum Alliance, Jeanette served as a faculty member and senior researcher at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. There, she directed a $3.2 million, four-year Chronic Disease Management federal grant and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Arthritis Comparison Grant with an $800,000 budget, among other projects. Her other positions have included lecturer and curriculum developer at Benedictine University for the Master’s in Public Health Program and senior researcher and project manager for Rockford Health System, a regional integrated delivery system in Northern Illinois.
Jeanette holds a doctorate in organization and management from Capella University. She also has a bachelor's degree in communications from Benedictine University, a master's in public health from Northern Illinois University, and a master’s certificate in public health informatics from the University of Illinois. Ms. May serves on several committees including the CDC NDEP Advisory Board and is an AHRQ expert reviewer. Jeanette draws on her health services research experience, both past and present, to offer students real world examples of statistics and epidemiology.