Jennifer Headley

    • Position: Research Program Leader
    • Education: MSW - Washington University in St. Louis, 2008

    Jennifer is an Adjunct Instructor at DGHI in qualitative research methods and a Research Program Leader working with the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR), the Duke Clergy Health Initiative, and DGHI’s Research and Design Core (RDAC). In CHPIR, Jen is a Research Program Leader and qualitative analyst working on the Reflections in Ministry study (UMC Clergy Reflections on Vocational Paths), the Seminary to Early Ministry (SEM) study, and the BIPOC UMC/AMEZ clergy study. With over 12 years of research experience and study management, she manages and analyzes data from a range of studies, including exploratory qualitative studies, formative research studies, impact evaluations, and mixed methods randomized controlled trials. Her work has focused particularly on COVID, mental health, HIV prevention, reproductive health, adolescent health, evaluation of social entrepreneurs, and social and economic development in LMICs. Jennifer has managed studies based in Cameroon, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States. She served as a Rural Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire and loves working with students.