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Janet De Merode
Janet De Merode, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology
Alexandria, VA

Areas of Instruction:

  • Global Media and Social Advocacy
  • Media and International Psychology

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Psychological well-being of refugees
  • Sequelae of child refugee trauma
  • Lives of emigrants
  • Biculturalism
  • Use of technology with non- or low-literate populations
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Use of media in research

Professional Memberships:

  • APA Divisions 52 (International Psychology) and 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues)
  • Psychologists for Social Responsibility
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women

Honors and Awards:

  • In 1985, Janet was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre Nationale by the Malian Government, in recognition of her contribution to the nation's development.
  • Psi Chi Honor Society


  • Derwin, E. B., & de Merode, J. (2012, in press). Inside media psychology: The story of an emerging discipline as told by a leading journal. In K. E. Dill (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Freimuth, M., de Merode, J., Brownfield, C., Carbonaro, S., & Barreca, L. (2011, in press). A review of “Encounter Groups for Addictions: The Therapeutic Community” Training Series. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, (6), 336-338.
  • de Merode, J. & Reyes, G., (2008). Artistic depictions of trauma, in The Encyclopedia of Trauma, New York, NY: Wiley.
  • de Merode, J. (2006). Innovations and principles for success of the United Nations Literacy Decade, International Journal of Learning, 23(11), 23-30.
  • de Merode, J. (1994). A Global Agenda on Population Issues: Cairo and Beyond, Harvard International Review, Boston.
  • de Merode, J. (1993). Health Care and Safe Motherhood, Leaders, New York.

Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2011-present: Associate Faculty, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, International Psychology Doctoral Program
  • 1996-present: Strategic Management Consultant, international organizations and non-profits.
  • 2008-2010: Adjunct psychology faculty: Fielding Graduate University; UCLA Extension; Art Institute of Washington.
  • 1997-2004: Founder and CEO, GlobalMed.
  • 1993-1994: Director of the Population, Health and Nutrition research department of the World Bank.
  • 1974-1992: Development Economist and Manager, World Bank.
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