Caitlan DeVries

Project Coordinator, Diabetes & Mental Health (DMH) Initiative


MPH, Epidemiology and certificate in Social Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2022

BS, Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Grand Valley State University, 2019. 

Research Interests

My broad research interests include: chronic disease epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, social epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, child mental health outcomes, autoimmune disease risk, and social determinants of health. Right now I am focusing on interdisciplinary quantitative and qualitative research on the multiple ways that mental health intersects with diabetes outcomes. I am also finding systemic gaps for Michigan Medicine diabetes patients seeking psychiatric care.

What brought me to GREMAP?

I have always been very passionate about diabetes research and bettering care for patients with diabetes in the United States. I am also very interested in the way chronic disease can converge with mental health and how social environments can even further complicate this relationship. GREMap had the perfect opportunity for me to explore this with the Diabetes Mental Health Initiative.

What do I like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I really enjoy playing with my two rescue pugs, relaxing with my husband, listening to podcasts, swimming and hiking at Lake Michigan, and reading a good book.