To advance knowledge of human populations and institutions across time and space with a focus on health, well-being, economic and demographic behavior, and human-environment interactions.
2018 Outstanding Unit Award For Equity And Diversity Recipient
In November, the ISRDI was named the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity. The award is given by the Office for Equity and Diversity to honor exemplary campuses, colleges, departments, or units that demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity work.
Dr. Jaime Slaughter-Acey’s research primarily focuses on environmental (social and physical) and psychosocial factors that contribute to women’s health across the life course, with emphasis on the maternal and child health (MCH) of marginalized/underserved populations. In particular, she seeks to improve our understanding of the social meaning of race and skin color and how they intersect with other aspects of social identity to affect health. Her goal is to utilize the knowledge gained from her research to apprise the development of novel and interdisciplinary community-based solutions focused on building healthier and more equitable communities that help us to achieve MCH equity for all.