Monique M. Hennink, Ph.D.

Monique M. Hennink, Ph.D.

Contact Information:
Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road NE. Room 7031
Atlanta, GA 30322
tel: 404-727-4882

Title Position: Associate Professor

Department: Hubert Department of Global Health

Past Work Experience in Latino/Hispanic Health:

U.S.: Dr. Hennink has conducted research projects on health issues and health communication amongst Latino immigrants in Georgia, USA.  

Latin America:  Dr. Hennink has worked on research projects focusing on:

  • Unwanted pregnancy in Columbia
  • Cholera in the Dominican Republic
  • Emergency contraception in Columbia
  • Intimate partner violence in Colombia
  • Access to reproductive health services in Guatemala  
  • Adolescent pregnancy in Guatemala

Student Opportunities

  • Dr. Hennink mentors graduate research projects every year. She has advised thesis projects on infectious disease in U.S. Latino populations, reproductive and sexual health in Latin America (and in Asia and Africa). Dr. Hennink encourages student collaboration with faculty and has supervised students who are collecting or analyzing qualitative data with thesis project on a range of topics in the United States and Latin America.
  • Dr. Hennink has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and data analysis and mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative data). She has published three textbooks on qualitative research methods. 

Relevant Courses:

Course Title: GH522 Qualitative Research Methods
Semester Offered: Spring

Course Description: This course will provide students with the theoretical principles and practical skills for conducting qualitative research. The course follows the 'Qualitative Research Cycle', developed by the instructor, with weekly sessions focused on different tasks in the qualitative research process. Sessions focus on the theory and concepts underlying qualitative research, qualitative research design, ethical challenges, core data collection methods for public health, and applying rigor in qualitative research. The course provides instruction on the challenges of applying qualitative methods in international settings and guidance on fieldwork planning and implementation. This course uses a variety of approaches to foster the development of practical skills in qualitative research; formal lectures, interactive group sessions, discussions with experts, and task-based assignments. This course is a prerequisite for the fall course on Qualitative Data Analysis (GH525).

Course Title: GH525 Qualitative Data Analysis
Semester Offered: Fall

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical principles and practical skills for analyzing qualitative data. The course is intended for second year MPH students who have completed GH522 Qualitative Research Methods or an equivalent, and collected qualitative data during their summer practicum. However, students without their own data may still register and use a class data set. During the course students will learn techniques for analyzing qualitative data through guided classroom activities, lab sessions and structured assignments. Each student will work with their own data in course assignments. The course will provide an overview of the theoretical principles of qualitative data analysis, and practical tasks of data preparation, data analysis, writing and presenting data. The course will also provide students with an understanding of the role of software in analyzing qualitative data and develop skills in using analysis software through weekly lab sessions.