U-M honors James Jackson’s groundbreaking work on how race impacts the health of black Americans

October 31, 2017

On October 30, former ISR director and Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology James Jackson delivered U-M’s inaugural Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award Lecture to a packed auditorium. Jackson was selected as the first award winner for his innovative research on the influence of race on the health and well-being of African Americans. In his leadership of the Program for Research on Black Americans, Jackson was key in developing groundbreaking mental/physical health surveys of the US black population. He also developed training opportunities and served in mentorship roles for several generations of social scientists. Jackson is pictured here receiving the Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award with (L to R) Robert Sellers, Chief Diversity Officer; Mark Schlissel, University President; and Martin Philbert, Provost. Photo by Michael McIntyre.