Jameta Nicole Barlow, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Charlottesville, Virginia native, is a community health psychologist and an assistant professor of writing in The George Washington University's University Writing Program and Women's Leadership Program. She holds secondary appointments in the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute of Public Health. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Global Women's Institute, Africana Studies Program and the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Dr. Barlow utilizes decolonizing methodologies to disrupt cardiometabolic syndrome and structural policies adversely affecting Black girls' and women's health, as well as intergenerational trauma. She has spent 23 years in transdisciplinary collaborations with physicians, public health practitioners, researchers, policy administrators, activists, political appointees, and community members in diverse settings throughout the world. 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 and vinyasa and restorative yoga teacher, Dr. Barlow is also trained as a doula, childbirth educator and meditation teacher. She is a 2015 AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Scholar-in-Residence Fellow, 2016 RAND Faculty Leaders Fellow in Policy Research and Analysis and 2020-2021 GW Humanities Fellow. She has lectured on her research throughout the world at institutions such as the University of Virginia, Harvard University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. Dr. Barlow is the Chair for the American Psychological Association's Committee on Women in Psychology, inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at the Black Women's Health Imperative, and Strategic Partnerships and Communications Advisor for the Council on Black Health. Her writings on Black girls' and women's health, intersectionality, health equity, healing and restorative health practices in psychology and public health research appear in various publications and she offers community-based and industry focused workshops and trainings on these topics. She believes "writehealing" is an effective approach towards uncovering trauma and healing.