J'Mag Karbeah

Health Policy and Management
Alumni MPC Population Health Predoctoral Trainee
Alumni MPC Population Studies Trainee
Research Interests

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.