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Jada L. Brooks, Ph.D., MSPH, R.N.

Jada L. Brooks, Ph.D., MSPH, R.N.

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

EDUCATION

PhD | Duke University | Nursing

MSPH | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Epidemiology

BSN | Duke University | Nursing

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Brooks is affiliated with UNC School of Nursing and her multidisciplinary program of community-based health research focuses on reducing health disparities and improving the health of American Indian children, with a particular focus on understanding the psychosocial factors related to family management of childhood asthma. Other areas of interest include epigenetics and health services research. Dr. Brooks’ research program advances knowledge of inflammation as a potential biological pathwa … Continued

Dr. Brooks is affiliated with UNC School of Nursing and her multidisciplinary program of community-based health research focuses on reducing health disparities and improving the health of American Indian children, with a particular focus on understanding the psychosocial factors related to family management of childhood asthma. Other areas of interest include epigenetics and health services research.

Dr. Brooks’ research program advances knowledge of inflammation as a potential biological pathway linking environmental pollutant exposure and psychosocial factors to cardiovascular disease in American Indian women. Her research program is designed to inform low-cost and culturally based psychosocial interventions that seek to reduce American Indian women’s susceptibility to environmental pollutants. The goal of this work is to promote environmental health equity among American Indian women.

CONTACTS

  (919)966-9511

  jada@email.unc.edu

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholar

    2013-2014, AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation
  • Women to Watch Award Recipient

    2011, American Indian Women of Proud Nations
  • Southern Nursing Research Society CANS Dissertation Award

    2009, Southern Nursing Research Society

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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