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Jamila Michener

Associate Professor, Department of Government; Codirector, Cornell Center for Health Equity, Cornell University

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Jamila Michener, M.A., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University and codirector of the Cornell Center for Health Equity. Her research focuses on poverty, racial inequality, and public policy in the United States, exploring the conditions under which economically and racially disadvantaged groups engage in the political process, the effects of that engagement, and the role of the state in shaping the political and economic trajectories of marginalized communities. Prior to working at Cornell, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar at the University of Michigan. Her research has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund. Michener received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.