Studying behavioral medicine and community psychology, Jason’s research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning religious studies, social health psychology, and community health. Jason is interested in exploring the multiple dimensions and behaviors of religious involvement and spirituality among African Americans that influence race-related stressors (discrimination), health outcomes, decision-making, and physician-patient relationships. As part of the program, Jason’s research focuses on the strengths of faith-based communities that promote health and well-being, while also challenging American health policy language utilizing a Christian ethics framework.
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A New York native of Antiguan descent, Jason is a PhD student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Jason earned his BS in Chemistry from MIT, and his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Duke Divinity School, respectively, and was among the first cohort to receive the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellowship from Duke Divinity School. He is a licensed Baptist minister and enjoys incorporating sacred literature with health education.