About

Janette DeFelice, MD, MPH, MA is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences focused on teaching both Evidence-Based Practice and Narrative-Based Practice. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School, a Master of Public Health from University of Illinois at Chicago where her concentration was Water Quality and Health, and a Master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago where her major essay was Hegel and Ibsen: The Evolution of Consciousness in Ibsen’s Prose Play Cycle. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Indiana University.
She has published three books–Delia Rising: A Ballet in Three Acts, Resistance Essays from the Heartland, and The Get-Along Game. She has also been published at The Pulse at Pregistry, Be The Change Mom, ChicagoNow, and Medium. A former professional jazz dancer, former adjunct Humanities professor, and former lecturer in Medical Clinical Skills, as well as a mom of twins, she currently finds herself at a unique position in life at which she can use all aspects of herself–her art, her medical and scientific knowledge, her philosophical explorations, her interest in popular culture as a teaching tool, and her love of all things home.