2021-2022 Black Health Equity Speaker Series
2021-2022 Black Health Equity Speaker Series (BHESS)
The BUILD team is proud to present our new Black Health Equity Speaker Series (BHESS). This speaker series is in addition to BUILD’s colloquium speaker series where faculty from disparate disciplines present their research.
View events for this series below:
Students and colleagues will join us on Thursday, March 17th for the next talk in the series titled, "Black Health Matters: Reflections on my Journey to Mitigate Health Disparities Affecting African American Women with Hypertension," where Dr. Lenette M. Jones will share her personal journey, her experience in research, and strategies with BUILD trainees. This event provided a unique opportunity to address health disparities and this year’s theme of promoting “racial health equity” at BUILD.
Lenette M. Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Michigan (UMich)
Black Health Matters: Reflections on my Journey to Mitigate Health Disparities Affecting African American Women with Hypertension
Dr. Lenette M. Jones is an assistant professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Jones is interested in eliminating the health disparities affecting African-American women with high blood pressure and is an expert in self-management strategies. Her program of research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms – biological, psychological, social, and physical – of self-management interventions. She uses neuroimaging to explore the brain activity associated with behaviors, such as diet, exercise, and medication-taking.
The value of her work has been recognized by her peers, as she has been awarded over $1.3 million in funds to support her research and received the MNRS Werley New Investigator Award. Dr. Jones is an active member of several local, regional, and national organizations including MNRS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
Students and colleagues joined us on Tuesday, November 16th for the first talk in the series titled, Black Health Matters: Effects of the Pandemic on Social and Emotional Well-Being by Dr. Chantrey J. Murphy, where she shared her personal journey, health equity research methods, research findings with BUILD trainees. This event provided a unique opportunity to address health disparities and this year’s theme of promoting “racial health equity” at BUILD.
Chantrey J. Murphy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Black Health Matters: Effects of the Pandemic on Social and Emotional Well-Being
Chantrey J. Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. She received her B.A. from Winthrop University in South Carolina, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, all of which are in Sociology.
Her research is guided primarily by structural social psychology and group processes theoretical frameworks, and focuses on creating interventions that reduce unequal and inequitable outcomes.
Dr. Murphy’s current projects include her independent social experimental research that explores ways to balance the power dynamics between members of racially diverse task groups. She also co-leads an interdisciplinary project that analyses Black women’s emotion management strategies and their connection with social and physical health outcomes, particularly related to experiences with shame.