Dr Camara Jones

4 October 2019, 3.40pm

Telling Stories: Allegories on 'Race' and 'Racism'

 

Dr Camara Jones is Research Director for Social Determinants of Health and Equity in the Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Camara is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. From 1994 to 2000, she was Assistant Professor of Health and Social Behavior and of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Camara received her BA in Molecular Biology from Wellesley College, her MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and both her Master of Public Health and her PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

During Camara’s Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Ministry of Health in Wellington, where she researched Māori-Pākehā health disparities and whether treaty settlements can reverse the impacts of racism.