I am interested in preventing and mitigating the effects of chronic diseases through intergenerational lifestyle interventions. Fascinated by patterns relating the environment and community members’ health, I majored in biological sciences at Cornell University and focused most of coursework on ecology and nutrition. After college, I developed skills related to community engaged research and intervention design as a middle school science teacher in Dayton, Ohio. In 2016, I began an MPH at the University of Cincinnati. During this program, I discovered the field of epidemiology, gained experience in translational science, and identified completing an MD/PhD program as the ideal next phase of my training. Since matriculating to the University of Kentucky in 2017, I have enjoyed developing a broad, nuanced understanding of human health and disease and synthesizing this knowledge with skills in qualitative data analysis, community-engaged research and statistical analysis.
Dunfee, M. N., Brown, R. L., & Schoenberg, N. E. (2020). Perspectives on Religious and Spiritual Coping among Rural Grandparent Caregivers. Journal of Family Issues, 0192513X20938857.
Moloney, M. E., Dunfee, M., Rutledge, M., & Schoenberg, N. (2020). Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Rural Women. Women's Health Reports.
Dunfee, M.N. (2020). School‐Based Health Centers in the United States: Roots, Reality, and Potential. Journal of School Health, 90(8), 665-670.
Cardarelli, K. M., Paul, M., May, B., Dunfee, M., Browning, S., & Schoenberg, N. (2019). “Youth Are More Aware and Intelligent than Imagined”: The Mountain Air Youth Photovoice Project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(20), 3829.
Dunfee, M.N., Castellanos, D.C. Bridging the gaps between ecology and nutrition: A middle school-university collaboration. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2018):1-13.