Dr. Fatimah Jackson received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. (cum laude with Distinction in all Subjects) from Cornell University. Her doctoral dissertation research was on The Relationship of Certain Genetic Traits to the Incidence and Intensity of Malaria in Liberia, West Africa. She has conducted research on (and is particularly interested in): 1.) Human-plant coevolution, particularly the influence of phytochemicals on human metabolic effects and evolutionary processes and 2.) Population substructure in peoples of African descent, developing Ethnogenetic Layering as a computational tool to identify human microethnic groups and differential expressions of health disparities. Trained as a human biologist, Dr. Jackson has published extensively in such journals as Human Biology, Biochemical Medicine and Metabolic Biology, Journal of the National Medical Association, American Journal of Human Biology, Annals of Human Biology, BMC Biology, and most recently the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Jackson's research has been funded by: USAID, Ford Foundation, Huber Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, NIH (NIMHD and NHGRI), Wenner-Gren Foundation, and EPA. Dr. Jackson has taught at Cornell University, University of California - Berkeley, University of Florida, University of Maryland - College Park (where she is Distinguished Scholar Teacher and Professor Emerita), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and now at Howard University. She has been a Visiting Scholar at University of Georgia and University of Khartoum in Sudan and she was a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Egypt. She has been awarded the Nick Norgan Award for 2009 Best Article Published in Annals of Human Biology. In 2012 she was the first recipient of the Ernest E. Just Prize in Medical and Public Health Research, Avery Research Institute, College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina (University of South Carolina). In 2012, she was also Coined by Rear Admiral Dr. Helena Mishoe, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI and US Public Health Service.
What could you do with 400 years of biological history on african americans?
Jackson F, Jackson L, Cross C, Clarke C. What could you do with 400 years of biological history on african americans? Evaluating the potential scientific benefit of systematic studies of dental and skeletal materials on African Americans from the 17th through 20th centuries. Am J Hum Biol. 2016 Jul;28(4):510-3. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22821. Epub 2016 Jan 9.
Applying Next Generation Science Standards in the Cobb Research Laboratory.
Jackson F and Cross C 2015 Applying Next Generation Science Standards in the Cobb Research Laboratory. The Backbone vol 1 no. 1 Spring 2015. http://www.cobbresearchlab.com/issue-1/2015/1/26/sk2by7uuny8if3aku45ty3n...
The Cobb Collection: Current Status and Future Research Directions.
Jackson F 2015 The Cobb Collection: Current Status and Future Research Directions. Am J Hum Biol.. 2015 Mar 4;27(2):233-4. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22692. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajhb.22692/full
A Study on the Receptivity to Cancer Prevention Among African American Muslims.
Obuobi SR and Jackson F 2014 A Study on the Receptivity to Cancer Prevention Among African American Muslims. Journal of Social Science for Policy Implications. 2(2) June:01-17. http://aripd.org/journals/jsspi/Vol_2_No_2_June_2014/1.pdf
Let minority-serving institutions lead
Jackson F, Lee CM, Taylor S. Let minority-serving institutions lead. Science. 2014 Aug 22;345(6199):885. doi: 10.1126/science.345.6199.885-c.
Gene–environment interactions in human health: case studies and strategies for developing new paradigms
Jackson, FLC 2014 Gene–environment interactions in human health: case studies and strategies for developing new paradigms and research. Frontiers in Genetics, 29 August 2014 | doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00271methodologies http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fgene.2014.00271/full
Conceptual shifts needed to understand the dynamic interactions of genes, environment, epigenetics,..
Jackson, FLC; Niculescu MD, and Jackson, RT 2013 Conceptual shifts needed to understand the dynamic interactions of genes, environment, epigenetics, social processes, and behavioral choices. American Journal of Public Health. October 2013, Vol. 103, No. S1, pp. S33-S42.doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301221
Illuminating cancer health disparities using ethnogenetic layering (EL) and phenotype segregation network analysis
Jackson, F. 2006 Illuminating cancer health disparities using ethnogenetic layering (EL) and phenotype segregation network analysis (PSNA). J Cancer Education 21(1):69-79. http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/MED/17020506
Response to Armelagos commentary on the “Slavery Hypertension Hypothesis” Transforming Anthropology
Jackson, FLC 2005 Response to Armelagos commentary on the “Slavery Hypertension Hypothesis” Transforming Anthropology 13(2):125-135. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/tran.2005.13.2.125/abstract