Imari Smith

Imari Z. Smith is a current doctoral student in Duke University’s Joint Program in Sociology and Public Policy studying the relationships between health disparities, intersectional identities, and discrimination throughout the life course. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from in Women's Studies with Highest Distinction from Duke University for her senior honors thesis titled Black Femininity Through the White Speculum: The Implications of Medicosocialism and the Disproportionate Regulation of Black Women’s Reproductive Autonomy, and a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to her doctoral studies, Imari served as a Health Equity Research Associate and NIH Grant Project Manager for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

Current Research Interests

Health Disparities and Inequities
Health Policy
Health Across the Life-course
Inequality by Race/Ethnicity, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Sexual and Reproductive Health
LGBTQ Health
Social Policy
Social Determinants of Health

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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