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Jessica Jerome

  • jjerome@depaul.edu
  • Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
  • ​PhD​
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Disparities, Global Health, Urban Health Care Reform

Jessica Jerome is a medical anthropologist who specializes in issues of access to care and urban health care reform in Brazil and the United States. Before coming to DePaul, she taught in a liberal arts program at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her classes at DePaul include Introduction to Health Sciences, Ethics for Health Sciences, and Health Care Policy. She also works as a research associate with the South Side Health and Vitality Studies Group at The University of Chicago.


2017 J Jerome. "Fraternity, Dignity and Democracy: Forms of Value in Northeast Brazil's Health Care Reform Movement".Tipiti: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America.
2016 Lindau, J Makelarski, E Abramsohn, D Beiser, V Esamilla, J Jerome et al. "Community Rx: A Population Health Improvement Innovation that Connects Clinics to Communities" Health Affairs, Special Issue on Culture of Health. November 8.
2015 A Right To Health: Medicine Marginality and Health Care Reform in Northeastern Brazil. University of Texas Press.
2013 "Mothers with HIV: A Case for a Human Rights Approach to HIV/AIDS Care in Northeastern Brazil", in Women, Motherhood and Living with HIV/AIDS. Edited by Pranee Liamputoong.
2012 "Brazilian mothers with HIV: experiences with diagnosis and treatment in a human rights based health care system", AIDS Care, Vol 24(4):491-495.
2006 "Mothers on the Margins: Implications for eradicating perinatal HIV". Social Science and Medicine 62(1), 59-69.