MPH, Epidemiology, Georgia State University School of Public Health, 2021
BS, Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 2017
Jalissa Shealey is a Research Associate in the department of Population Health Sciences and project director for the Represent ATL research project housed within the National Institutes of Health’s RADx-UP initiative. Within this role, she partakes in community engaged research and conducts primary data collection among black communities in Atlanta.
Prior to joining Georgia State, Jalissa worked as a Team Lead for the COVIDVu Qualitative Study at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. As the Team Lead, she managed a six-member team of qualitative data collectors as they visited randomly selected households in metro-Atlanta to explore barriers to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
Jalissa is passionate about reducing health disparities among low-income and minority populations as well as substance abuse prevention efforts. She is interested in multidisciplinary research focusing on the intersection between substance abuse and health disparities related to underserved populations.