- Felicia Jackson, MA
- Quianta Moore, JD, MD
- Rachel Kimbro, PhD, MA
Research Project Description
The Greater Third Ward and Sunnyside neighborhoods in central Houston, TX are two urban historically African American neighborhoods with relatively high levels of poverty. But talk to the residents, and a portrait of two very different neighborhoods emerges – one low-income but thriving, with community organizations dedicated to ensuring its survival and preventing looming gentrification; and the other low-income and struggling, with high rates of violent crime and disorder. This research proposes to explore, through a mixed-methods design, the differences between the neighborhoods of Third Ward and Sunnyside regarding resilience and collective efficacy and the health impact of these differences. The findings from this research will provide critical information on the services and resources that are needed to build resilience and improve health in the Sunnyside neighborhood.
Felicia Jackson, MA
Felicia Jackson is the Manager of Family Support Services with the Houston Area Urban League.. She has extensive experience with social service nonprofit agencies. She has had various roles developing and implementing programs and services for clients of all ages.
Quianta Moore, JD, MD
Quianta Moore is a Scholar in Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Her expertise includes the development of policies that improve community health through mixed-methods research.
Rachel Kimbro, PhD, MA
Rachel Kimbro is a Professor of Sociology at Rice University. She is a health demographer focused on the intersection of neighborhood poverty and health and wellbeing.