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2017 Scholars

Jammie Hopkins, DrPH, MS

Jammie Hopkins


Project Director and Faculty Instructor, Morehouse School of Medicine

As a health disparities researcher, administrator, and wellness practitioner, Dr. Jammie Hopkins is committed to operating at the intersections of policy, research, and practice to promote healthy lifestyles and eliminate health disparities among vulnerable populations. Jammie earned a BS in Exercise Science from University of California, Davis;  a MS in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton; and a Doctor of Public Health degree (DrPH) from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. In 2013 he completed a Health Policy Leadership postdoctoral fellowship in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. He is currently Project Director for the NIMHD-funded Transdisclipinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research at Morehouse School in Medicine. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, and serves as a clinical specialist in the Optimal Health and Wellness Clinic at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Hopkins’ research centers on the dissemination and implementation of “healthy by default” physical activity, healthy eating, and other lifestyle behavioral strategies in various settings (community, workplace, health systems, schools). He is particularly focused on the training and strategic engagement of peer wellness coaches, and improving clinical/organizational/community linkages to physical activity, healthy eating, and stress management assets. He is also a personal fitness trainer and founder of WORK IT OUT Wellness, a wellness consulting business based in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Hopkins currently serves on executive advisory boards for Impulse Group Atlanta and the Yancey/Edgley Fellowship for Health Promotion, Physical Fitness, and Community Health Education.