Jacquelyn Coats is a Social Work PhD student at Brown School.  Her research interests broadly focus on aging, health, and well-being among Black Americans, particularly Black women in later life. Jacquelyn’s prior work experience includes serving as a health educator and evaluator for community based-participatory research programs in Detroit, MI, as well as conducting research and evaluations aimed at assessing and improving workplace climate for faculty and staff at University of Michigan. Most recently before returning to earn her PhD, she was an Evaluation Fellow at the CDC in Atlanta, GA, where she supported evaluation of intimate partner and sexual violence prevention programs. Jacquelyn received her Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Public Health from Brown School and her Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies and Communication Studies from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Jacquelyn’s research interests include:
  • Stress, aging, and health
  • Black womanhood 
  • Mental and physical health disparities among Black Americans