Ciara Jackson, MPH
Ciara Jackson is the Senior Project Coordinator for The Wright Group (TWG). Ms. Jackson is responsible for coordinating TWG’s programs and federal health initiatives focused on peer health education and student leadership in health services at minority-serving institutions. In addition to her hands-on role in program design and implementation for TWG’s federal initiatives, Ms. Jackson is also responsible for conducting research and policy analysis as it relates to health disparities on the local, state and national levels.
Prior to joining TWG, Ms. Jackson served as the Program Analyst for the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH), National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. In this role she was instrumental in developing innovative research initiatives for underserved populations and a strategic plan for reaching college-aged youth to prevent and eliminate health disparities. Ms. Jackson also served as the Organizational Development Consultant for The October Group and Program Manager for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, where she was responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for public relations/communications for health education outreach.
Ms. Jackson holds a Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Health Services, with a concentration in maternal and child health, and a Bachelors of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana.