J'Mag Karbeah

MPC Population Health Trainee
Health Policy and Management
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Research Interests and Project Expertise

Healthcare access and health disparities


J'Mag is a PhD student in the School of Public Health  in the Division of Health Policy Management's Health Services Research, Policy and Administration program. Her focus is on the sociology of illness.  J'Mag received her MPH (2017) from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis on Maternal and Child Health.  Her research marries her HSR and demography training to analyze the impact of structural racism on maternal and child health inequities. Her scholarship has done this by:(1) examining alternative perinatal care models to address inequities in access and quality that Black birthing people face and (2) acknowledging and challenging how anti-Black racism is perpetuated through public health and medical institutions. In her dissertation work she hopes to examine police contact as a form of structural racism impacting adolescent health outcomes. 

Selected Publications

  • Hardeman, R., Karbeah, J., Kozhimannil, KN. (2020) Applying a critical race lens to relationship-centered care in pregnancy and childbirth: An antidote to structural racism. Birth, 47(1), 3-7. 

  • Hardeman R, Karbeah J, Almanza J, Kozhimannil K., Polston R. 2020. We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting for: Birth equity research for and by a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoc) Research Team. Forthcoming/InPress: Midwifery Matters
  • Karbeah J, Hardeman RR, Almanza J, Kozhimannil KB. 2019. Identifying the Key Elements of Racially Concordant Care in a Free-standing Birth Center. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.