Dr. Adelle Dora Monteblanco

Assistant Professor

Dr. Adelle Dora Monteblanco
(615) 898-5361
Room 327, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
MTSU Box 10, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Colorado Boulder (2016)
  • BS, Regis University (2007)

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Sociology
    • including maternal health
  • Environmental Sociology
    • including hazards and disasters
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Biography

A sociologist, educator, and writer, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. I study inequality at the critical nexus of health, gender, and environment. I use qualitative and quantitative research methods to study three areas of focus: solutions to the social vulnerability exacerbated by disasters, maternal health, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I am passionate about undergraduate and graduate education; I have taught at the college level for 10 years. 

 

Publications

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora, Jennifer K. Vanos, Sarah LeRoy, Patricia M. Juárez-Carillo, and Gregg M. Garfin. 2021“An Evaluation of a Maternal Health and Extreme Heat Exposure Training.” Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. (link)

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora. 2021. “The COVID-19 pandemic: A ...

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Monteblanco, Adelle Dora, Jennifer K. Vanos, Sarah LeRoy, Patricia M. Juárez-Carillo, and Gregg M. Garfin. 2021“An Evaluation of a Maternal Health and Extreme Heat Exposure Training.” Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. (link)

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora. 2021. “The COVID-19 pandemic: A Focusing Event to Promote Community Midwifery Policies in the United States.” Social Sciences and Humanities Open. (link)

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora and Eva M. Moya. 2020. “Photovoice: Integrating Course-Based Research in Undergraduate and Graduate Social Work Education.” The British Journal of Social Work. (link)

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora and Jennifer K. Vanos. 2020. “Community-Based Maternal Health Workers’ Perspectives on Heat Risk and Safety: A Pilot Qualitative Study.” Health Care for Women International. (link) 

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora. 2020. “Power Dynamics and Common Pitfalls of Co-teaching.” College Teaching. (link)

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora and Ophra Leyser-Whalen. 2019. “Thinking Outside of the Hospital and Nurse-Midwife Paradigms: A Qualitative Examination of Midwifery in Times of Natural Disasters.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 37(2):138-173. (link

Monteblanco, Adelle Dora. 2018. “Midwives on the Margins: Stigma Management among Out-of-Hospital Midwives.” Deviant Behavior 36(12):1615-1632. (link)

Cooke, Sandra L., Alicia C. Lloyd, Adelle Dora Monteblanco, and Silvia Secchi. 2015. “Moving to Higher Ground: Ecosystems, Economics, and Equity in the Floodplain.” National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo, State University of New York. Originally published June 5, 2015. (link)

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Awards

Rutherford Cable’s ATHENA Young Professional Award Nominee. 2021.

In the Media

  • "Climate Change and Pregnancy." 2021. Code Green podcast. (link)  
  • “The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Making the Threat of Summer Heat Worse for Pregnant Women.” 2020. Buzzfeed News. (link)

Special Projects

Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Faculty Fellow, Brandeis University, 2021.  
This program trains faculty to engage undergraduate students in state-level legislative change by learning to work with legislators, staffers, and community organizations to advance policy. 

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Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Faculty Fellow, Brandeis University, 2021.  
This program trains faculty to engage undergraduate students in state-level legislative change by learning to work with legislators, staffers, and community organizations to advance policy. 

Scientist Sentinel: Civic Engagement and Leadership Program, COMPASS, 2020.
This program trains scientists to advance the role of science in society, inspire their peers, and support evidence-based decision making in order to improve the well-being of people and nature.  

 

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Courses

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Health Care Delivery Issues
  • Social Policy Analysis
  • Gender and Society
  • Family Health