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James S. Jackson

Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research and Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

Jackson will research population disparities in physical and mental health, examining how the interactions among environmental factors (such as neighborhood conditions), chronic stressors (such as poverty and crime), and physiological and hormonal responses, contribute to poor health outcomes for African Americans. He will further examine how certain coping strategies of economically disadvantaged groups, including over-eating, and alcohol and drug use, may produce short-term protection in mental health status, but contribute to poor physical health conditions and mortality in the longer term.


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