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Phronie Jackson, PhD is a social change agent, mentor, and Founder of Ward 5 health coalition in Washington, DC. Dr. Jackson received her Doctorate in Public Health degree from Walden University in November 2016 and in 2017 was selected as a fellow in their inaugural Social Change Research Fellows Program. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of the District’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), where she teaches undergraduate students in Health Education/Public Health.  Additionally, she serves on the University’s MSI/CBO SAMSHA grant team as the evaluator, data analyst, and assistance program coordinator.   In 2016 Phronie was selected as an American Walks’ Walking College Fellow and is now the founder, director and walk leader for Walk With a Doc’s Washington, DC Chapter.  Her research interest includes addressing chronic disease prevention through a health equity lens. She applies lessons learned from over 20 years of public health experience to develop, implement, and evaluate public, community, population, and worksite health and wellness programs and trainings. Dr. Jackson is a life learner and shares her work, by presenting at numerous local, national, and international meetings, conferences, media outlets.

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Sub-specialties: equity; public, community, population health; worksite wellness; stress management; walking/walkability; HIV/AIDS

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