Jaime Slaughter-Acey
Office Address:
West Bank Office Building, Suite 300
Mailing Address:

1300 South Second Street
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


PhD, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
MPH, Maternal and Child Health, Tulane University, 2002
BS, Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2000


My research primarily focuses on environmental (social and physical) and psychosocial factors that contribute to women’s health across the life course, with emphasis on the maternal and child health (MCH) of marginalized/underserved populations. In particular, I seek to improve our understanding of the social meaning of race and skin color and how they intersect with other aspects of social identity to affect health. My goal is to utilize the knowledge gained from my research to apprise the development of novel and interdisciplinary community-based solutions focused on building healthier and more equitable communities that help us to achieve MCH equity for all.


Health equity, maternal health, infant health, structural racism and discrimination, colorism, social epidemiology, and women’s health.

Awards and Recognition

  • Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award, UMN SPH, 2022
  • Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for Best Paper, Women’s Health Issues, 2021
  • Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Award, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, 2020
  • Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, 2019

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