Dr. Jillian De Gezelle

Teaching Assistant Professor


Research Interests

My research focuses on medicinal plants, traditional medical systems, plants of spiritual significance, and biocultural diversity conservation in Central America and the Caribbean.


De Gezelle, Jillian. 2014. Q’eqchi’ Maya Reproductive Ethnomedicine. Springer Briefs in Plant Sciences. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Balick, Michael J., Jillian M. De Gezelle, and Rosita Arvigo. 2008. Feeling the Pulse in Maya Medicine: An Endangered Tool for Diagnosis, Therapy, and Tracking Patients’ ProgressEXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing 4(2):113-119.