Dr. Jameta N. Barlow

Jameta Barlow

Dr. Jameta N. Barlow

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Writing, Health Policy and Management and WGSS

Core Faculty


Office Phone: 202-242-6595
Academic Building & Post Hall 2100 Foxhall Road, NW, 206 Washington DC 20052

Areas of Expertise

Public Health 



Jameta Nicole Barlow, PhD, MPH, a Charlottesville, Virginia native, is a community health psychologist and an assistant professor of writing at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Dr. Barlow utilizes decolonizing methodologies to disrupt intergenerational trauma, chronic health diseases and structural policies adversely affecting Black girls' and women's health. She has spent nearly 22 years in transdisciplinary collaborations with physicians, public health practitioners, researchers, policy administrators, activists, political appointees, and community members in diverse settings. Dr. Barlow holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Spelman College, a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Maternal and Child Health from The George Washington University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology from North Carolina State University. Certified as an Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitator, Dr. Barlow is a 2015 AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Scholar in Residence Fellow and a 2016 RAND Faculty Leaders Fellow in Policy Research and Analysis. Her writings on Black girls' and women's health, intersectionality and restorative health practices in psychology and public health research appear in various publications. Her most recent work, the Saving Our Sisters Project (www.savingoursistersproject.com), is focused on Black women's mental health and well-being.

PhD, Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2014

MPH, Maternal and Child Health, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2003

BA, English and Writing (minor), Spelman College, 2001

UW 1020: Writing Science and Health: Women's Health as a Point of Inquiry 

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