Health Humanities Faculty/Community Fellows
The Health Humanities Lab Faculty and Community Fellowship provides funding for scholars, providers, and community activists to better understand and challenge the systematic and structural inequities that produce health inequities.
The current fellows are working on the Black Maternal Health Project, in close collaboration with the Office of Health Equity, exploring issues of Black maternal health, maternal morbidity, and bereavement. As part of this project, the fellows have created a publicly accessible educational module for the History and Health program, a partnership between the HRC and Office of Health Equity: Unequal Burdens: Black Maternal Mortality and Bereavement.
Meet the Fellows
- Kenda Sutton-El, Founder/Executive Director, Birth-in-Color RVA
- Sequoi Hawkins, Community-based Doula
- Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing
- Susan Bodnar-Deren, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology
- Terri Erwin, Organizer for New Leadership Development, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
- Ayesha Taylor, Director of Communications, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
- Mary Boyes, Associate Professor, VCU Honors
- Faye Prichard, Former Chair, Virginia State Board of Health, and Director of Writing, VCU Honors College