Trinidad Jackson, PhD, MPH, MS

Trinidad Jackson imageHealth Promotion & Behavioral Sciences and SPHIS Administration
Instructor;
Assistant Dean for Culture and Liberation;
Senior Advisor to the Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services
485 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-852-4016

trinidad.jackson@louisville.edu

 

Research Interests

-- Power
-- Youth Development
-- Sociopolitical Development
-- Healing
-- Human Rights
-- Suffocating white supremacy
-- Liberation
-- Global Perspectives

Honors & Awards

-- Awarded Outstanding Student Employee of the Year–University of Louisville Dean of Students Office (April 2021)
-- Nominated and selected for the Nolen C. Allen Man of Distinction Award—33rd Annual Service of Celebration of Survival, Center for Women and Families, Louisville, KY (February 2020)
-- Honored with Proclamation for Trinidad Jackson Day—Mayor Greg Fisher, Louisville, KY (June 26th, 2019)
-- Won $10,000 for 2019 BMe Community Genius impact project—BMe Community (June 2019)
-- Awarded Certificate of Special Recognition for community leadership and commitment—The Honorable John Yarmuth, 3rd Congressional District, Kentucky (June 2019)
-- Honored for being named 2019 BMe Community Genius Fellow—The Senate of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (June 2019)
-- Awarded Certificate of Excellence for doctoral degree candidacy—University of Louisville School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (May 2019)
-- Awarded Citation of Achievement for leadership and action—The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (December 2018)
-- Awarded the Roberson Scholarship for international travel—U of L Office of International Programs (May 2010, 2013, 2017)

Publications

Metzler, M., Jackson, T., & Trudeau, A. (2021). Youths and Violence: Changing the Narrative. American journal of public health, 111(S1), S35-S37. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2021.306309

Jones, Jr. G., Jackson, T., Ahmed, H., Brown, Q., Dantzler, T., Ford, N., Lawrence, S., Neely, T., Olivas, B., Palencia, A., Pinder, J., Pinder, N., Raggs, A., Ray, C., Robinson, Q., Rousseau, A., Sims, J., Stowe, R., Teeples, W. T., Thomas, E., Williams, T., & Mercado, M. C. (2021). Youth Voices in Violence Prevention. American journal of public health, 111(S1), S17-S19. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2021.306207

Nation, M., Chapman, D. A., Edmonds, T., Cosey-Gay, F. N., Jackson, T., Marshall, K. J., Gorman-Smith, D., Sullivan, T., & Trudeau, A.-R. T. (2021). Social and Structural Determinants of Health and Youth Violence: Shifting the Paradigm of Youth Violence Prevention. American journal of public health, 111(S1), S28-S31. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2021.306234

Wendel, M., Nation, M., Williams, M., Jackson, T., Jones, G., Debreaux, M., & Ford, N. (2020). The structural violence of white supremacy:      Addressing root causes to prevent youth violence. Archives of  Psychiatric Nursing,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2020.10.017

Muvuka, B., Combs, R., Ali, N., Ayangeakaa, S., Wendel, L., & Jackson, T. (2020). Health literacy in African American communities: Barriers and strategies. HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, 4(3): e138-   e143. https://doi.org/10.3928/24748307-20200617-01

Wendel, M. L., Jackson, T., Ingram, C. M., Golden, T., Castle, B. F., Ali, N. M., & Combs, R. (2019). Yet we live, strive, and succeed: Using photovoice to understand community members’ experiences of justice, safety, hope, and racial equity. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-based Research and Practice, 2(1): 9, 1-16. https://collaborations.miami.edu/articles/10.33596/coll.23/

Kerr, J. & Jackson, T. (2016). Stigma, sexual risks, and the war on drugs: Examining drug policy and HIV/AIDS inequities among African Americans using the drug war HIV/AIDS inequities model. International Journal of Drug Policy, 37, 31-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.07.007

Selected Conference Presentations

Jackson, T. Power, oppression, and liberation: Equipping students with tools to kill white supremacy. 149th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO, October 24-27, 2021.

Jackson, T., Meirinho, D., Roque de Pinho, J., & Newman, P. Yet We Live, Strive, and Succeed. World Summit of Educators, Soka University of America (Zoom), Aliso Viejo, CA, June 13, 2021.

Jackson, T., Wendel, M., Williams, M., Nation, M., Howard, T., & Jones, G. Narratives rooted in white supremacy have terrorized the violence prevention landscape: Prioritizing structural violence prevention. 148th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Virtual, October 27, 2020. (Oral)

Nation, M., Edmonds, T., Cosey Gay, F., Jackson, T., Marshall, K., Gorman Smith, D., Sullivan, T., & Trudeau, A. Structural factors related to social determinants of health and youth violence. 148th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Virtual, October 27, 2020. (Oral)

Nation, M., Wendel, M., Jackson, T., Williams, M., Brown, A., Jones, G., & Debreaux, M. Effects of structural violence on youth development and wellbeing. 148th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Virtual, October 27, 2020. (Oral)

Jones, G., Wendel, M., Nation, M., Williams, M., Jackson, T., Robinson, Q., Brown, Q., & Ahmed, H. Identity, norms, and attitudes in conflict: Complex determinants of violence among youth. 148th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Virtual, October 27, 2020. (Oral)

Williams, M., Brown, A., Jackson, T., Wendel, M., Jones, G., & Robinson, Q. Social justice youth development as a strategy for preventing     violence among youth. 148th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Virtual, October 27, 2020. (Oral)

James, V., Brown, A., Williams, M., Wendel, M., Nation, M., & Jackson, T. Scaling up: Institutionalizing a social justice youth development approach throughout city policies and structures. 148th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Virtual, October 27, 2020. (Oral)

Jackson, T., Wendel, M., Ingram, M., Nation, M., & Jones, G. Changing the narrative: The impact of a social norming campaign on racial identity and youth violence. 147th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2019. (Oral)

Nation, M., Ingram, M., Wendel, M., Jackson, T., & Castle, B. Does sociopolitical awareness prevent violence? An examination of the relations between race, sociopolitical development, and adolescent wellbeing. 147th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2019. (Oral)

Stojda, D., Jackson, T., Niyongabo, D., Muvuka, B., & Harris, M. Advocating for effective mining policies: A study of health effects of gold mining in Anyinam, Ghana. 146th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, November           12, 2018. (Oral)

Jackson, T., Barnes-Byers, D., & Fields, K. Pivot to peace: The irony of fighting the world to save lives. Healing Justice Alliance Annual Conference, Denver, CO, September 14, 2018. (Oral)

Jackson, T. Are we focused on the wrong thing? The facade of youth violence prevention. 8th Meeting of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Technical Working Group, United States Agency for International Development, St. Kitts, West Indies, May 10, 2018.

Jackson, T., Ingram, M., Wendel, M., Williams, A., & Ali, N. Turning murder on its head using CBPR: The killing of a black youth in one U.S. city mobilizes community power in another. 45th National Black Family Conference, Louisville, KY, February 23, 2018. (Oral)

Wendel, M., Ali, N., Ingram, M., Castle, B., Combs, R., Jackson, T., & Nation, M. Pride, peace & prevention: A social norming campaign to reduce youth violence. 145th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, November 7, 2017. (Roundtable)

Jackson, T., Brown, A., & Wendel, M. Does black history matter? Exploring socioecological motivations that facilitate social movements around movie media and empowerment. 145th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, November 6, 2017. (Oral)

Jackson, T., Ingram, M., Wendel, M., Williams, A., & Ali, N. Turning murder on its head using CBPR: The killing of a black youth in one U.S. city mobilizes community power in another. 145th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, November 6, 2017. (Oral)

Ali, N., Jackson, T., Wendel, M., & Castle, B. Assessing community readiness to address violence in a black community. 145th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, November 6, 2017. (Oral)

Jackson, T., Combs, R., Wendel, M., Barnes-Byers, D., Blanton, E., Bridges, A., Fields, K., Shakir, J., Smith, A., & Woods, E. Pivot to peace: A hospital-based violence intervention collaborative evaluation design. Evaluation 2016: American Evaluation Association’s 30th Annual International Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 26, 2016. (Poster)

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