Jean McClelland, MLS

Jean McClelland Program Director for Community Based Health Information Resources
Health Promotion Sciences Division
1295 N. Martin Avenue
Campus PO Box: 245209
Drachman Hall A202
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-8228


Jean McClelland has worked as program evaluator and community-based collaborative researcher in Arizona's rural and border communities since 1990, providing technical assistance, resource development and data sharing related to health disparities and social justice for traditionally marginalized people, including immigrants, farmworkers and refugees, and providers who serve these vulnerable populations.  At present, Jean McClelland provides technical assistance to the Southern Arizona Battered Immigrant Women Project on a contract with the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families, working with task forces in seven southern Arizona counties focusing on capacity building for key service providers in ensuring the rights of immigrant women, funded by the US Department of Justice; is the evaluator for the International Rescue Committee of Tucson (IRC) Center for Well-Being's behavioral health project, a health promoter model serving newly arrived refugee women and their families in Tucson; and is developing newsletters for "SUCCESS! Coordinated School Health in Arizona" telling school-based health success stories in addressing childhood obesity and health disparities.   She recently coordinated the outreach and training needs assessment components of the new Arizona Public Health Training Center, funded by HRSA; and completed a service delivery needs assessment with University Physicians Healthcare addressing early childhood wellness and immunizations accessibility; and since completion of a St. Luke's Health Initiative mini-grant to create a "Profile of Refugee Primary Care Access and Delivery Needs in Pima County" in spring 2010, has led the Refugee Primary Care Work Group in carrying out the recommendations of that study.  

In recent years, she has also chaired the Arizona Interagency Farmworker Coalition Health Subcommittee, and has assisted in resource development and data sharing related to public health and social justice for traditionally marginalized border residents.    

Jean McClelland received her master's degree in information resources and library science at the University of Arizona in December 2003. In addition to her involvement in the Arizona Interagency Farmworker Coalition where she has played a major role in recent annual meetings focusing on health, immigration and advocacy, she has served on the Arizona Health Information Network (AZHIN) board and the planning committees for the Arizona Rural Health Conference, and for the binational Information for Action conferences. She is committed to the philosophy that knowledge is power and to ensuring that knowledge is available to all people who seek it for their own self-determination.    


2003, MLS, Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona

1990, BA, Sociolinguistics and Women Studies, University of Arizona


Program evaluation, community-based participatory research, health information resources, community-academic partnerships, service learning, vulnerable populations including limited English proficiency/farmworkers/refugees/immigrant victims of violence.

Collaboration & Training Interests:   

Access to health information and health services; community-based,participatory research; vulnerable populations; social justice, advocacy and policy; occupational health and safety.



Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew