Jackson named Health Equity Scholar
January 23, 2023
Doctor of Nursing Practice student Tumani Jackson, BSN, RN, was accepted as a 2023 Health Equity Scholar at the Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA) at Harvard Medical School.
Jackson, who is in the health innovation and leadership specialty of the DNP program, became passionate about nursing and helping BIPOC individuals reduce health disparities during her undergraduate education. She graduated from the North Carolina A&T State University nursing program and has served as a missionary nurse in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya, and as an emergency and cardiac nurse in Durham, North Carolina.
The Health Equity Scholar program is an interprofessional program for early and mid-career clinicians serving in hospitals, primary care centers and other health care institutions that educates scholars to effectively advocate for health and social justice issues and support or initiate institutional changes that will support health equity projects.