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Jessica Claire
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Professional Experience
Research Assistant (20 hours/week), 08/2015 to Current
Texas Health & Human Services Commission Lufkin, TX,

Housing Affordability 

  • Used grounded theory to code and summarize over 800 open-ended responses to understand the general public's interpretation of housing affordability.
School Nutrition Program 
  • Used grounded theory to code and summarize Maryland public school nutrition worker interviews to assess strengths and training needs. 
  • Used descriptive statistics and paired t-tests to summarize and compare pre and post training scores to evaluate the effectiveness of a statewide school nutrition training program.  
  • Created summary tables and statements. 
Medicaid Instability and Mental Health of Teen Mothers  
  • Conducted multivariate linear regression to evaluate the influence of unstable Medicaid coverage on parenting stress, maternal depression, and child behaviors of teen mothers.
  • Presented findings at 5 professional conferences.
  • Wrote and submitted paper for publication. 
Padres Informadoes Jóvenes Preparados​
  • Used latent variable modeling to evaluate the association between youth-parent connectedness and adolescent mental health and substance use intention among 352 Latino youth.
  • Conducted t-tests to evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based family-skills building program in maintaining and improving youth-parent connectedness.
  • Used logistic regression to evaluate the effectiveness of the parenting program in reducing adolescent substance use intention.
  • Wrote and submitted abstracts to present findings at 3 professional conferences.
  • Writing paper to be submitted publication. 
Your Money Your Goals​
  • Used descriptive statistics and paired t-tests to summarize and compare pre and post training scores to evaluate the effectiveness of a financial management training program.
  • Created summary tables and statements. 
Program Evaluation Consultant, 08/2015 to 12/2017
Montana Department Of Public Health And Human Services City, STATE,
  Montana Oral Health Program (August, 2017 -December, 2017; 192 hours)
  • Interviewed Flathead Community Health Center dental, WIC, and home visiting administrative staff to identify strengths, challenges, and recommendations for integrating dental services. 
  • Conducted a literature review of medical, dental, and social service integration strategies.  
  • Created a logic model with strategies, short and long-term goals to integrate dental services into medical and social service deliver.  
  • Developed an evaluation plan to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of program activities in meeting program goals. 
  Montana Primary Care Office ​(January, 2016 - March, 2016; 192 hours)
  • Conducted statewide primary care needs assessment.
  • Reviewed and compiled information and data from the Idaho Primary Care Office, the Colorado Primary Care Office, the Montana Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support, the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, the Oral Health Office, the Montana Area Health Education Centers, the Montana Primary Care Association, the Montana Medical Association, the Montana Dental Association, the Montana Hospital Association, and the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. 
  • Identified and described vulnerable populations in Montana and key factors influencing the delivery of primary care.
  • Examined the bivariate relationship between HPSA scores and community-level health and demographic measures.
  • Identified and described existing program partners. 
  • Provided recommendations to better support the primary health care workforce in Montana. 
  • Primary author of the final needs assessment for HRSA, Bureau of Primary Care Grant No. U68HP11461. 
  Montana Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (Aug, 2015 - Dec, 2015; 192 hours) 
  • Interviewed staff to learn about program history and activities.
  • Reviewed program delivery and Montana birth data. 
  • Reviewed literature on pediatric abusive head trauma, parent education, and Native American infant parenting practice. 
  • Interviewed Native American mothers to learn more about cultural responses to crying infants.
  • Created a logic model. 
  • Designed process and outcome evaluations, which included: specific aims, research strategy, data collection instruments and procedures, sample size estimates, analysis plan, and timeline. 
  • Provided a final written evaluation plan. 
Primary Care Office Director (40 hours/week), 08/2014 to 07/2015
Department Of Public Health & Human Services City, STATE,
  • Coordinated collection of primary care provider practice data and analysis of health professional shortage area (HPSA) designations.
  • Assessed ongoing program activities to identify new requirements, client needs, and to identify training needs.
  • Provided quarterly reports to upper management, and annual reports to Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).
  • Conducted site visits of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Montana State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) host sites and providers to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Provided technical assistance for the NHSC, SLRP, J1 Visa programs via phone, email, and in-person presentations to medical, dental, and mental health organizations and providers.
  • Facilitated primary care workforce shortage discussions with the Montana Healthcare Workforce Advisory Council.
  • Participated on the Montana Graduate Medical Education Council.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to secure resources to meet community health needs and funding requirements. 
  • Developed and managed programmatic budgets and fiscal resources. 
Research Assistant; Adjunct Professor, 08/2009 to Current
University Of Montana City, STATE,
Adjunct Professor (August 2012 - Current; 10 hours/week)
  • Teach online graduate courses in Maternal & Child Health and Rural Health Issues
Research Assistant (August 20​09 - August 2012; 20 hours/week)
  Automatic Crash Notification Project
  • Assisted in developing a data collection tool and conducting key informant interviews with Montana Highway Patrol, Montana Emergency Medical Response Services, Missoula County 911 Center, Lewis & Clark County Policy Department, and the Montana Trauma Registry to characterize Montana’s motor vehicle crash data infrastructure, procedures and protocols. 
  • Created a motor vehicle rash data dictionary matrix which cross-referenced national standards. 
  • Wrote final report for the Montana Department of Transportation. 
  Health Numeracy Team
  • Applied and received approval from the University of Montana's Institutional Review Board.  
  • Developed and conducted a survey with over 300 Psyc 101 undergraduate students to assess their knowledge of body mass index and waist circumference.
  • Used grounded theory to code open-ended responses. 
  Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Master of Public Health Program Self-Study
  • Gathered and summarized program outreach, enrollment, capstone projects, graduation, program competency, and alumni data. 
Project Coordinator; Team Leader, 07/2006 to 04/2011
Women's Opportunity & Resource Development City, STATE,
Welcome Baby Project Coordinator (June 2010 - Apr 2011; 20 hours/week)
  • Developed strategies to build informal and formal networks of support for mothers in a socially isolated area using the parents as teachers home visiting model.  
  • Created a program logic model. 
  • Established and maintained community partnerships to secure human and financial resources to support project efforts. 
  • Visited mothers with newborns in their homes. 
  • Planned and facilitated monthly parent education activities. 
  • Wrote bi-annual report for project funders. 
Family Resource Center Team Leader (July, 2006 - June 2009; 40 hours/week)
  • Mentored Family Resource Center (FRC) coordinators in direct service, planning, problem solving, evaluation, and active civic engagement.
  • Provided technical assistance to ensure FRC coordinators understood project data collection tools and reporting schedules. 
  • Compiled monthly program outreach and event participation data.
  • Conducted annual telephone-based parent and volunteer surveys. 
  • Created and distributed program e-newsletter to parent, school, and community members. 
  • Liaison between team members and program management. 
  • Planned and facilitated bi-monthly team meetings to meet training needs of FRC coordinators. 
In Progress PhD Candidate: Maternal & Child Health 
University of Maryland, College Park
2013 Graduate Certificate: Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2012 Master of Public Health
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
2006 Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences
Boise State University, Boise, ID

Fife, J., Allen, M., Hurtado, A. (In Preparation) Parent Connectedness and Latino Youth Substance Use Intention. Target: J of Immigrant and Minority Health. 

Fife, J., Mitchell, S., Lewin, A. (2017). Medicaid Instability in Teen Parent Families. Under Review at Academic Pediatrics.  

Fife, J., Buss, A., Kincheloe, B., Steeley, J. (2016). Montana Primary Care Needs Assessment. Final Report for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Care. Grant No. U68HP11461  

Molgaard, C., Stevens [Fife], J., Golbeck, A., Humphries, K., Buckner, A (2011). Master of Public Health Accreditation Self-Study. University of Montana School of Public and Community Health Sciences.    Golbeck, A.L., Humphries, K., Stevens [Fife] J.  (2010). Montana’s Motor Vehicle Crash Data Infrastructure. 25 page report prepared for the Montana Department of Transportation

  • Fife, J., Mitchell, S., Lewin, A. Inconsistent Medicaid Coverage and Mental Health Outcomes of Teen Mothers and Their Infants. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Orlando, FL; November 2017.  
  • Fife, J., Mitchell, S., Lewin, A. Inconsistent Medicaid Coverage and Mental Health Outcomes of Teen Mothers and Their Infants. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA; November 2017.  
  • Fife, J., Mitchell, S., Lewin, A. Inconsistent Medicaid Coverage and Mental Health Outcomes of Teen Mothers and Their Infants. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference. Chicago, IL; November 2017.  
  • Fife, J., Mitchell, S., Lewin, A. Inconsistent Medicaid Coverage and Mental Health Outcomes of Teen Mothers and Their Infants. University of Maryland Graduate Research Day. College Park, MD; April 2017.  
  • Fife, J., Michell, S., Lewin, A.  Inconsistent Medicaid Coverage and Mental Health Outcomes of Teen Mothers and Their Infants. University of Maryland Public Health Research Day. College Park, MD; April 2017.  
  • Golbeck, A.L., Humphries, K., Stevens [Fife], J., Seekins, T. Montana Vehicular Emergency Data Subset. 7th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society. Bilbao, Spain; March 2011.
Activities and Honors
2015 Crowd Favorite. MIT Hackathon: Hacking Rural Medicine. University of Montana. 
2012  $10,000 Scholarship from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 
2012 Magna Cum Laude. Master of Public Health. University of Montana. 
2011 Nominee. Bohlinger Leadership Award. Montana Cancer Control Coalition. 
2011 Student Research Award for Outstanding Research Activities in the Study of Public Health. University of Montana.
2008-12 Deans List. University of Montana.  
Community Service

2015-Present: Officer, Maryland Council on Family Relations, Policy and Advocacy Committee. College Park, MD

2010-2013: Member, Maternal & Child Health Advisory Council. Missoula, MT

2010-2011: Chair, Montana Cancer Control Coalition, Assessment and Development Committee. Helena, MT

2006-2008: Member, Montana AmeriCorps Advisory Council, Montana Office of Community Service. Helena, MT

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    Job Titles Held:
    • Research Assistant (20 hours/week)
    • Program Evaluation Consultant
    • Primary Care Office Director (40 hours/week)
    • Research Assistant; Adjunct Professor
    • Project Coordinator; Team Leader