Jamilah R. George

Committed to social advocacy and health equity, Jamilah’s research largely focuses on mental health disparities and the impact of sociocultural factors on the mental health of marginalized individuals. Specifically, she researches the etiology and treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, PTSD/racial trauma, and the neurological underpinnings of these disorders. Jamilah is currently part of a clinical drug trial examining the efficacy of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress among BIPOC. Her passion for social justice and equity issues fuels her work as she advocates for the mental and holistic well-being of socially disenfranchised groups, including women, people of color, impoverished domestic and international communities, and the intersections thereof. Jamilah aims to conduct research that yields intentionally inclusive mental health policies and practices, which will then translate to measurable systemic change.

Jamilah is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Yale University. As a proud native of Detroit, Michigan, a city that epitomizes perseverance, determination, and optimism, Jamilah has been equipped to fight for a world that recognizes the value of quality health care, not just for some, but for all. Jamilah believes that the lack of health equity is not only a public health crisis, but a human rights emergency to which she feels called to serve.


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