April 10, 2024

Salon Topic:
Listen to Blackgirls and Women! A Black Feminist and Womanist-Informed Research and Praxis Agenda for Blackgirls’ and Women’s Health


Salon Guests:
Dr. Jameta N. Barlow

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Professor of Writing, Health Policy and Management and WGSS
The George Washington University

Salon Description:
We could start with her academic credentials, that Jameta Nicole Barlow, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Writing, and also the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the George Washington University. But that would tell just one part of the story of the dynamic multi-hyphenate that is Jameta Nicole Barlow. She is a community health psychologist, a public health scientist, and a women’s health scholar. Her research uses decolonizing methodologies to disrupt cardiometabolic syndrome and structural policies that adversely affect the health of Black women and girls, including intergenerational trauma and perinatal mental health. Her work also centers Black Feminisms and Womanism, and of course intersectionality, to theorize, implement and evaluate methodologies, interventions and policies for Black girls and women. And that’s not all. She is also certified as an Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitator, and a vinyasa and restorative yoga instructor. She is also trained as a doula, childbirth educator, and prenatal yoga and medication instructor. You getting the picture about why we call her a multi-hyphenate? Do you see why we are so excited to welcome Dr. Barlow to discuss her new book, Writing Blackgirls’ and Women’s Health Science: Implications for Research and Praxis. And picking up where we left off at the end of the January 2024 salon with the question about the need for self-care in academia (particularly for Black women and other people of color), Dr. Barlow will tell us why “writehealing,” and sleep and restorative yoga are so vital to Blackgirls’ and women’s health and wellness.