Kendra Jason

Kendra Jason

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Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University

Master of Science, North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Arts, Augusta State University

Research Interests:

Dr. Kendra Jason is an interdisciplinary health disparities scholar who examines individual level factors, contextual level factors (i.e. the workplace), and life events that may influence the relationship between health and desired workforce participation for older African American workers. Her program of research seeks to identify contributing factors to health disparities by examining the links between race, discrimination, workforce behaviors, and care processes. She is currently on the steering committee for The Sloan Research on Aging & Work–an international, multidisciplinary research network focused on the changing circumstances of work in later life.

A few of Dr. Jason’s most popular pieces of work include…

Jason, Kendra., Turgeon, Brianna. 2021. “Victim-Blaming in Disguise? Supervisors’ Accounts of Problems in Healthcare Delivery. Qualitative Sociology 44, 253–270.

Jason, Kendra, Dawn Carr, Tiffany Washington, Tandrea Hilliard, and Chivon Mingo. 2017. “Multiple Chronic Conditions, Resilience, and Workforce Transitions in Later Life: A Socio-Ecological Model.” The Gerontologist 57 (2): 269–281.

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CLAS Race and Social Justice Advocate

Dr. Kendra Jason is an inaugural CLAS Race and Social Justice Advocate at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Jason has over 15 years of diversity, equity, and inclusion experience and her research on the topics of organizational behavior and management, Black women academics, teaching about racism, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the university can be found in refereed journals, technical reports, book chapters, and teaching outlets. Her work has been featured at The National Academy of Sciences and in media outlets, including She is a sought-out speaker on race and equity in the workplace.