James Jackson is the Director of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research


Research efforts include carrying out a number of national surveys and one international survey of black populations focusing on issues of racial and ethnic influences on life course development; attitude change; reciprocity; social support; and coping and health. Jackson is currently co-investigator of a study-taking place at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute on the effects of race upon misdiagnosis. Teaching centers on social factors in health, race and racism, and sources of misdiagnosis in black populations.

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