J'Mag Karbeah, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

J'Mag Karbeah

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-3849

Office Address:
15-231 Phillips-Wangensteen Building

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Health Services Research, University of Minnesota

MPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of Minnesota

BS, Biology/History of Science, Medicine and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


I am a health services researcher whose research aims to interrogate and dismantle the impact of structural racism by focusing on maternal and child health issues. My program of research leverages theories and methods from population health science as well as health services research to identify the complex and multidimensional ways through which racism impacts health. My scholarship aims to build an empirical body of research that identifies how structural racism impacts maternal, infant, and child health outcomes. My experience conducting mixed-method and community-based participatory research guides my scholarship.



Karbeah, J., Hardeman, R., Katz, N., Orionzi, D.,Kozhimannil, K. (2022).From a Place of Love: The Experiences birthing in a Black owned Culturally Centered Community Birth Center.Accepted: Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practicek

Ogunwole, S. M., Karbeah, J., Bozzi, D., Bower, K., Cooper, L., Hardeman., R., Kozhimannil, K. (2022).Health Equity Considerations in State Bills related to Doula Care (2015-2020). Women’s Health Issues.

Hardeman RR, Chantarat T., Smith L, Karbeah, J., Van Riper D, Mendez D. (2021). Association between Police Contact and Preterm Birth Inequity in Minnesota. JAMA Network Open, 4(12), e2130290-e2130290

Almanza, J., Karbeah, J.,Tessier, K., Neerland, C., Hardeman., R.,Vedam, S. (2021). The Impact of Culturally-Centered Care on Peripartum Experiences of Autonomy and Respect in Community Birth Centers; A Comparative Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal

Kozhimannil, K., Almanza, J., Hardeman, R., Karbeah, J. (2021)Racial and ethnic diversity in the nursing workforce: a Focus on Maternity Care. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice.

Alang, S., Hardeman, R., Karbeah, J., Akosinou, O., McGuire, C., Abdi, H., McAlpine,D.,(2021)..White Supremacy and the Core Functions of Public Health. American Journal of Public Health, 111(5), 815-819.

Hardeman, R., Karbeah, J. (2020) Examining racism in health services research: A disciplinary self-critique. Health Services Research, 55 (S2), 777-780