As a writer and public health researcher, Dr. Portia Jackson has been featured in the following articles, books, and other publications:
Websites and Blogs
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Academic Journals, Books & Other Publications
Yancey AK, Jackson P, Winfield D, Bullock SL, Lafleur M, Samuels S, Mowen A. “Professional Sports Venues as Opportunities for Physical Activity Breaks: The San Diego Padres’ FriarFit Instant Recess”. In Pate RR, Buchner D, Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. Human Kinetics, 2014.
Assessment of a Public-Private Partnership Addressing Childhood Obesity in Southern California (DrPH Dissertation, UCLA, 2012)
Evaluated partner engagement, program uptake, and long-term sustainability of public-private partnerships focused on childhood obesity prevention. Developed a case study based on interviews with partners, including: professional sports franchises, schools, public health organizations, foundations, and health plans (N=21). Conducted a survey (N=551) to determine the impact of corporate social responsibility on consumer perception.
Jackson P, Hopkins J, Yancey AK. “Individual and Environmental Interventions to Prevent Obesity in African American Children & Adolescents”. In O’Dea JA, Erickson M, Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies, and Interventions. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2010.
Herman A, Jackson P. “Empowering low-income parents with skills to reduce excess pediatric emergency room and clinic visits through a tailored low literacy training intervention.” Journal of Health Communication 2010; 15(8):895-910.
Yancey AK, Winfield D, Larsen J, Anderson M, Jackson P, Overton J, Wilson S, Rossum A, Kumanyika S. “Live, Learn and Play”: Building strategic alliances between professional sports and public health. Preventive Medicine 2009; 49(4):322-5.
Robbins C, Jackson P, Dimperio D, Hackney M, Harker B, Johnson-Cornett B, Thompson D. “Women’s Health Data Report, 2006.” Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida.
Jackson P, Romo M, Castillo M, Castillo-Durán C. Las golosinas en la alimentación infantil (Junk Food Consumption and Child Nutrition in Chile). Análisis antropológico nutricional (Nutritional Anthropology Analysis). Rev. Méd de Chile 2004; 132: 1235-1242.
Sarcoidosis and Life: An Ethnography of Illness from the Patient’s Perspective (Honors Thesis, Stanford University, 2002)
Conducted interviews with physicians, researchers, and a support group of individuals living with Sarcoidosis. Developed an ethnography that provided a glimpse into the challenges of living with and advocating for a disease that is difficult to identify and treat, and that affects black women disproportionately.
Dr. Jackson’s blog
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