Dr. Jasmine Abrams is an international behavioral research scientist. She is also a Presidential Research Fellow at Yale University School of Public Health. Dr. Abrams has 15 years of experience conducting health equity research with community-based organizations to understand and promote sexual and maternal health among Black women across the African Diaspora, including women in the US, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Brazil.
With a multimillion dollar funding portfolio, Dr. Abrams has secured numerous federal funding awards to support her work, including funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Minority Health Disparities, National Institutes of Mental Health, and Fogarty International Center.
An engaging and highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Abrams has delivered presentations about promoting global health equity, intersectionality in public health research, achieving success in academia, and academic entrepreneurship to numerous universities and private organizations around the world.
As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Abrams is co-founder of Research Unlimited and founder of the Thrive Institute for Professional Development, a science-driven company focused on inspiring success and wellness among researchers via transformative training and international retreat experiences.
Dr. Abrams earned a PhD in Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (Health Concentration) from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU).