- Jamie-Lee Morris, BA
- Farrah Jacquez, PhD
- Michael Topmiller, PhD
Research Project Description
This project proposes to use a place-based approach to organize residents in two Cincinnati neighborhoods, Carthage and Roselawn, to create a multi-level intervention that will promote a culture of wellness for young children in the area.
Together with the community partners and with a community-based participatory research approach, the team will develop a culturally and contextually specific multi-level intervention that will be driven by three primary research questions: (1) what do community members identify as community assets for and barriers to optimal child health in their neighborhoods? (2) Who and where are community “bright spots,” defined as households with children with better than expected health outcomes? (3) What factors are associated with “bright spot” households that could be applied to other households in the community?
Jamie-Lee Morris, BA
Jamie-Lee Morris is the Poetry and Creative Futures Lead at Elementz Hip Hop Youth Center. She has significant experience organizing members of two church congregations in the Cincinnati neighborhoods of Carthage and Roselawn around early childhood issues and expanding early childhood education.
Farrah Jacquez, PhD
Farrah Jacquez is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology. Her research focuses on working with communities to promote health equity. She partners with Latino immigrants in Cincinnati to develop health interventions. She also currently investigates the role of maternal lifetime stress in infant birth outcomes.
Michael Topmiller, PhD
Michael Topmiller is a geographer with the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), community based participatory research (CBPR) and working with diverse communities.