Ph.D. in Community Psychology, Georgia State University, 2017
MS in Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 2012
BA in Psychology, Morehouse College, 2010
Dr. Jacque-Corey Cormier is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences at Georgia State University. He frequently teaches Public Health Careers & Professions, Signature Experience Prospectus and Capstone, Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Research Methods in Public Health, and It Takes a Village to Raise Research: Applying the CBPAR Approach. His interests include community-based participatory action research (CBPAR), program development and evaluation, and high-impact educational practices.
Dr. Cormier cultivates undergraduate and graduate students’ competencies related to leadership, career management, cultural intelligence, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and public health applications. He manages community-academic partnerships with multiple non-profits, public service organizations, and government agencies to provide program management consulting services and applied research training, in addition to providing students with substantial, experiential learning opportunities.
Dr. Cormier has partnered with the Jesse Parker Williams grant foundation to train grantees on enhancing program evaluations, organization marketing, and future funding initiatives through photovoice – a CBPAR approach. With the Friends of the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill, he has crafted community-engaged research and a data management system, facilitated photovoice training series for members, and participated in media coverage of the food forest. He is also a member of the interdisciplinary GSU Southern Urban Research for Growth & Equity (SURGE) team that plans “to develop and implement interventions and policies to reduce health disparities.”
Dr. Cormier frequently participates in volunteering and public speaking opportunities outside of the academic setting. Since 2010, he has volunteered in multiple capacities with 21st Century Leaders, a youth-serving statewide leadership development organization. He has served as the Summer Institute Director for several institutes, including their 2020 inaugural Healthcare & IT Summer Institute, which he aided in starting as a steering committee member. Dr. Cormier is also a 21st Century Leaders 30 for 30 Alumni Award recipient due to his service and leadership related to education. He is an author of a chapter addressing social cognitive theory and self-efficacy building entitled, “I Stank I Can, I Know I Can, I Will: Examining Expressions of Self-Efficacy as a Reflection of Identity Orchestration” in Dr. David Wall Rice’s 2022 book, Black Lives, Balance, and the Psychology of Self Stories. He has also appeared across various mediums, such as Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Georgia Outdoors, National Public Radio’s Closer Look with Rose Scott, VoyageATL Magazine’s Rising Stars, Public Health Joy Podcast, local Atlanta news, and Dragon Con panels.