Jada Brooks, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor & Lead Faculty, PhD Program and Division
Jada L. Brooks, PhD, MPSH, RN, FAAN is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She earned a PhD from Duke University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Brooks’ research program advances knowledge of inflammation as a potential biological pathway linking environmental pollutant exposure and psychosocial factors to cardiovascular disease in American Indian women. Her research program is designed to inform low-cost and culturally based psychosocial interventions that seek to reduce American Indian women’s susceptibility to environmental pollutants. The goal of this work is to promote environmental health equity among American Indian women.
Dr. Brooks’ research concentrates in two areas:
Inflammatory Markers, Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Psychosocial Factors. NIH, NIEHS, Brooks (PI), K23 ES027026 09/01/16 – 08/31/21.
Co-Investigator. Intertribal Talking Circle for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Native Youth. NIH, NIDA, NIAAA, Lowe (PI), Baldwin (Co-PI), R01 DA035143 04/01/14 – 04/01/19.
2019 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2013 – 2014 AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholar
2011 Women to Watch Award Recipient, American Indian Women of Proud Nations
2009 Southern Nursing Research Society CANS Dissertation Award
2008 – 2009 National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations AETNA Scholar
2008 – 2009 National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) Mentee
2008 The Great 100, Inc. Scholarship Recipient
Matsuda, Y., Brooks, J. L., & Beeber, L. S (2016). Guidelines for research recruitment of underserved populations (EERC). Applied Nursing Research, 32, 164-170. doi:10.1016/japnr.2016.07.009
Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Docherty, S. (2016). Birthing and parenting a premature infant in a cultural context. Qualitative Health Research, 26(3), 387-98. doi:10.1177/1049732315573205
Brooks, J. L., Beil, H., & Beeber, L. S (2015). Maternal depressive symptoms and healthcare expenditures for publicly insured children with chronic health conditions. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(4), 790-7. doi:10.1007/s10995-014-1570-4
Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Landerman, L. (2013). Interactive behaviors of American Indian mothers and their premature infants. Research in Nursing & Health, 36(6), 591-602. doi:10.1002/nur.21561.
Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Landerman, L (2013). Interactive behaviors of ethnic minority mothers and their premature infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN, 42(3), 357-68. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12037.
Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., Landerman, L. R., Miles, M.S., & Engelke, S. (2011). Exploring modifiable risk factors for wheezing in African American premature infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN, 40(3), 302-11. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01238.x.