Farrah Jacquez, PhD, MA is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati whose work focuses on community-engaged approaches to health equity and broadening participation in science and research. Following graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University and postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Jacquez came to UC and began focusing more directly on working with community members to develop evidence-based, contextually appropriate intervention programs. She promotes collaborative research in her role as Co-Director of Research for the Community Engagement Core of Cincinnati’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
She currently co-leads three projects working with communities to address health disparities. First, she partners Latinos Unidos por la Salud (LU-Salud), a team of Latino immigrant co-researchers assessing needs and developing interventions that are culturally and contextually appropriate for Latinos in Cincinnati. Second, through the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she works with community leaders using a place-based approach to promote early childhood wellness in two underserved neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Third, through an NIH-funded Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), she works with adolescents in rural Appalachia and urban Cincinnati doing community-based participatory research on drug abuse and addiction in local communities.