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Demetrice Jordan, PhD, MPH

Instructor in Global Health and Social Medicine

Demetrice “Dee” Jordan is an Instructor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. She holds a dual-PhD in Health Geography and Environmental Science and Policy from Michigan State University (MSU), a Master of Public Health in Global Health and graduate certificate in Global Infectious Diseases from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the spatial-ecological determinants of disease risk for vector-borne parasitic diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases of sub-Saharan Africa and the tropics. Dee also examines issues related to health equity, health disparities, social and environmental justice. She is a councilmember of the American Geographical Society (AGS) and the creator of the Celebrating Black Geographers anthology, hosted online by AGS. Dee is the recipient of numerous awards including a Burke Global Health Fellowship at the Harvard Global Health Institute, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program Fellowship, a Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and a NIH Loan Repayment Program award for health disparities research from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. She is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant and offers strategic planning, educational and leadership development programs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training. She has developed innovative programs and curricula to promote DEI principles in academic, industrial, and non-profit settings and has served as an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. Dee is the founder of the Advancing Geography Through Diversity Program (AGTDP), a cohort-based recruitment and retention program which seeks to address the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans in US geography doctoral programs and provides fully funded graduate education and mentorship opportunities.  

In the News
The American Geographical Society Elects Dr. Demetrice Jordan to Council
Mother and son become Spartan alumni together. 2020-05-20
Dee Jordan - Diversity Spotlight. 2020-08-19
Geography Alumnus Spearheads Publication of Online Black Geographers Anthology Database. 2021-03-01

Neonatal mortality in East Africa and West Africa: a geographic analysis of district-level demographic and health survey data.
Authors: Authors: Grady SC, Frake AN, Zhang Q, Bene M, <a href="">Jordan DR</a>, Vertalka J, Dossantos TC, Kadhim A, Namanya J, Pierre LM, Fan Y, Zhou P, Barry FB, Kutch L.
Geospat Health
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Dying to be Screened: Exploring the Unequal Burden of Head and Neck Cancer in Health Provider Shortage Areas.
Authors: Authors: Rereddy SK, <a href="">Jordan DR</a>, Moore CE.
J Cancer Educ
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Under Review
Authors: Authors: Causes and Consequences of Persistent Underrepresentation in US Geography Doctoral Programs: The Disciplinary Underrepresentation Gap
Authors: Authors: A Risk Reduction Approach to Tsetse and African Trypanosomiasis Control: Case Study the Canvas Method

The Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability
Authors: Authors: Water-Energy-Climate Food Nexus: Exploratory Insights from a Case Study of Organic Leafy Vegetable Production in Urban Southwest Nigeria
Authors: Authors: Exploring the use of Geographic Information Systems as an Environmental and Social Justice Advocacy Tool for Community-Based Organizations: A Case Study of Galena Park, Texas