Mikalia Jackson, BS
Mikalia Jackson, BS, is the Rising and Thriving Program Assistant with Children’s Health Watch. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College, a prestigious women’s college and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Atlanta, GA.
While at Spelman, she served on the Spelman Student Government Association as the 2017-2018 Co-Administrative Director and the 2018-2019 Secretary of Business and Finance. Additionally, she was the 2019-2020 President of the Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and an undergraduate researcher at the Center for Translational Research and Health Disparities Research Trainee Program at MSM.
Her recent research project was entitled, “Sex Hormones Induced Expression of Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors in Human Uterine Epithelial Organoids.” This study established an organoid culture system of endometrium, which can be used to study the mechanisms underlying the biology as well as the pathology of this key reproductive organ.
Jackson is an advocate for service and has participated in numerous health related community engagement activities such as Valued Voices Inc., where she mentored students at Dunbar Elementary in Atlanta, GA and created interactive workshops focused on health education. After obtaining her MD/MPH, she aspires to create a non-profit organization that addresses social determinants of health through participatory action research and community engagement.