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Pamela Braboy Jackson

Pamela Braboy JacksonProfessor Pamela Braboy Jackson received her Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1993. Pam joined the faculty at IU in 2000, after serving on the faculty at Duke University. Her research and teaching interests include social psychology, mental illness, race and ethnicity, and life course processes. She collaborates extensively with graduate students and faculty. She is currently working on research that focuses attention to the order in which people acquire primary social roles over the life course (worker, spouse, parent) and the implications this order has for psychological well-being. In addition to research on mental health, Pam has published in the areas of socialization, identity, and self-concept development. Most recently, she directed the Sociological Research Practicum where the focus was on the Intersection of Family, Work, and Health. Pam currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Health and Social Behavior and recently completed a term as a member of the ASA Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Panel. She is a 2006 recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award where she is studying Health Disparities among the Black Middle Class. She enjoys playing billiards with her husband and is a member of the praise team at City Church For All Nations, where she plays the drums.