IHRP Guest Lecture: A Life-Course Perspective on Physical and Mental Health Disparities

Jackson, James. (2008, Dec. 3) A Life-Course Perspective on Physical and Mental Health Disparities [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on issues of racial and ethnic influences on life course development, attitude change, reciprocity, social support, and coping and health among blacks in the Diaspora. He is directing the most extensive social, political behavior, and mental and physical health surveys on the African American and Black Caribbean populations ever conducted, “The National Survey of American Life” and the “The Family Survey across Generations and Nations,” and the “National Study of Ethnic Pluralism and Politics,” funded by the National Science Foundation and the

Carnegie Corporation. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Jackson has been recognized by the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority

issues with the Distinguished Career Contribution to Research, and by the Association for

Psychological Sciences with the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for Distinguished Career Contributions in Applied Psychology. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.

For more information, call (312) 996–7222.

View Dr. Jackson's presentation (PDF).

* Sessions sponsored by the Design and Analysis Core, a biostatistical resource jointly supported by the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the, in partnership with IHRP.