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Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson


Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson is a Research Fellow at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. AJ completed her graduate training in psychometrics at Morgan State University and applied biostatistics/epidemiology at Claremont Graduate University. Her postdoctoral training was in health equity at the University of California at Los Angeles and neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. AJ's primary research centers on developing analytical approaches to measure exposure to and influence of structural racism on cognitive decline, depression, and trust in Black, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and other minoritized communities. Her secondary interests are on the use of implementation science to evaluate community-based and culturally-responsive interventions to address health inequity and restorative justice among Black and Indigenous communities. Dr. AJ serves as a member of the board for the Society of African American Public Health Issues.