Research Collective

Research Collective

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Regenerative History, Practice, and Planning



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This collective is a multidisciplinary group of scholars in science, social science, and humanities. Our discussion traverses Black women's studies and public health topics through various disciplinary lenses. We examine history, present issues, and future concerns relevant to specialists and generalists interested in Black women's wellness. 


Forthcoming Book

Black Women and Public Health: Strategies to Name, Locate, and Change Systems of Power seeks to create an interdisciplinary dialogue that bridges gaps between researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates. 

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Resources for Black Women's Public Health

Resources include the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Black Women's Health Imperative in Washington, DC, as well as the Center for Black Women's Wellness in Atlanta. 

About the Collective

Stephanie Y. Evans, PhD


Professor and Director, Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), Georgia State University. Co-editor, Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability. Website

Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD


Past president, American Public Health Association (APHA); Senior Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine; research director and Adjunct Professor, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Website 

Deanna Wathington, MD, MPH, FAAFP


Current Executive Board member of American Public Health Association (APHA). Executive Dean of the Petrock College of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Bethune-Cookman University.  Website

Sarita Davis, PhD, MSW


Associate Professor,Department of African American Studies and affiliate faculty, Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. Website 

Leslie Hinkson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology,  Georgetown University.

Assistant Professor of Sociology,  Georgetown University. Former  postdoctoral fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Fellows, University of Michigan. Website

Jasmine Ward, PhD, CHES, CERT


Assistant Professor of Health Studies, Texas Women's University and Founder, Black Ladies in Public Health. Website

About the Book


SUNY PRESS, Black Women's Wellness Book Series (Expected 2021)


Black Women and Public Health: Strategies to Name, Locate, and Change Systems of Power seeks to create an interdisciplinary dialogue that bridges gaps between researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates. Black women’s work in public health is a regenerative practice. Just as Dr. Anna Julia Cooper wrote in her 1892 essay, “Womanhood: A Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race” we look backward, inward, and forward to renew and refresh as we work to improve the quality of life for ourselves and others.



American Public Health Association

 APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. Website

Black Women's Health Imperative

 Since 1983, we have been the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially.  Website

Center for Black Women's Wellness

 The Center for Black Women's Wellness, Inc. (CBWW) is a premier, community-based, family service center committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved Black women and their families.  Website

California Black Women's Health Project

A nonprofit organization established in 1994 as an affiliate of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (formerly National Black Women’s Health Project).  We seek to empower women to become active participants in improving their health status.  Website

Black Ladies in Public Health

 Black Ladies in Public Health is an online community with a real-world impact! We are an international group that promotes scholarship, service, self-care, support and a safe space for Black Ladies interested in, training and working in Public Health. We’ve created as a safe-space and resource for Black Ladies in Public Health and our allies! Website

Black Women for Wellness

Black Women for Wellness is committed to healing, supporting and educating Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy. Our goals include: to increase accessible, appropriate and affordable health services that positively impact the health outcomes for Black women and girls. Website


Black Women's Mental Health


Black Women's Yoga History


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Enhance your wellness. Enrich your life.

Click on each member's web links to access research and learn about how our individual and collective work informs issues about race, gender, justice and public health. 

Black Women & Public Health

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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