TMC Seminar (Online): “Racism: Driver of Health Disparities, Outlier in Our Theology of Illness” with Jason Ashe, MDiv, ThM
Jason Ashe is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in the Department of Human Services Psychology (subprograms: Behavioral Medicine, Community Psychology). His research explores how social determinants of health (e.g., religion, discrimination) influence heart disease risk among Black Americans. His doctoral studies have been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Program; and he is currently a Health Care Affairs Research Fellow with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Jason is also a doctoral fellow with the Research-to-Policy Collaboration at Penn State University; and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at UMBC. He completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at MIT and earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Duke University Divinity School, where he was awarded the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellowship. Outside of his research, Jason is an avid visual artist, tennis player, and singer.