Jourdyn Lawrence

Jourdyn Lawrence, PhD

FXB Health & Human Rights Fellow

Jourdyn Lawrence is a social epidemiologist and Health and Human Rights Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard. Her work primarily aims to address racism as a cause of racial health inequities in the United States, mainly focusing on chronic health and aging-related outcomes. Jourdyn’s doctoral research examined measurement and methodological approaches in assessing how discrimination becomes embodied to affect blood pressure and biomarker outcomes. Her research interests also include social policy, perceived race, quantitative methods in social epidemiology, and scale development/measurement. Jourdyn studied social epidemiology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at HSPH and holds a PhD in Population Health Sciences from Harvard University. She earned her MSPH in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina and her BS in Biology from Clayton State University. Jourdyn is also an affiliate of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.