Jackie received her PhD in Population Health Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health, and an associated researcher at the Stone Center for Socio-Economic Inequality at CUNY. She also holds visiting scholar appointments at the Harvard FXB Center for Health & Human Rights and the Columbia University Justice Lab. Her social epidemiologic research aims to bring to light the consequences of punitive social policies for population health and racial health equity. Her dissertation examined how mass incarceration and policing affect the health of individuals and their communities. She also has training in cancer epidemiology, with a focus structural and interpersonal discrimination as drivers of cancer inequities across race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
At Harvard, Jackie was a Graduate Fellow at the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, a subcomittee chair of the Women, Gender & Health Interdisciplinary Concentration, a Graduate Affiliate of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and a member of the tutorial board for the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies department.