Jourdyn Lawrence

Jourdyn A. Lawrence, PhD, MSPH

Visiting Scientist

Jourdyn A. Lawrence, PhD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health as part of the FIRST (Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation) program.

Her research examines racism as a cause of racial health inequities and how social policies, such as reparations, can act as health-related interventions to mitigate Black-white health inequities. Her work also explores how interpersonal and structural racism act as determinants of healthy aging and cognitive-related outcomes drawing on interdisciplinary theories and advanced epidemiologic methods.

Dr. Lawrence received her PhD in Population Health Sciences from Harvard University and a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina.