Brigette Davis

Brigette is a RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar along with her collaborators on this panel, and a PhD student in Population Health Sciences at Harvard University. Focusing on the conceptualization and measurement of structural racism, Brigette’s research examines how racist policies and practices in everyday institutions, compound over the life course to produce health disparities. Using transdisciplinary research, she hopes to quantify the impact of racism on health outcomes in adulthood, while identifying critical periods of opportunity and resilience at all stages of development. As a health equity advocate and scholar from St. Louis, Missouri – Brigette aims to produce research that will be used across sectors that produce the societal determinants of health. She holds an MPH in Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chronic Disease Epidemiology from the Yale School of Public Health, and a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College.