Jessica Meeker, PHD(c), MPH

Jessica Meeker, PHD(c), MPH
Associate Fellow

PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Health, Community Engagement, Epidemiology, Health Equity, Maternal and Child Health, Social Determinants of Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Jessica R. Meeker, MPH, is a third-year doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. Her research focus is in understanding disparities among maternal health outcomes through the investigation of neighborhood-level environmental exposures. Meeker is passionate about community engagement and the dissemination of research back to vulnerable communities. In the past, she has worked in collaboration with the federal, state, and local governments, as well as with academic scientists. Meeker holds a Master of Public Health from The University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology (Pre-Med) with dual minors in Environmental Studies and the German language from Ursinus College.

Select Publications:

Wetherbee O, Meeker JR, Boland MR. WellExplorer: An Integrative Resource Linking Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals with Hormonal Pathways and Geographic Location (accepted in Database journal). 

Meeker JR, Boland MR, Burris H. An Algorithm to Identify Patient Relocation Events (‘Moves’) from Electronic Health Records Data (in preparation). 

Meeker JR, Boland MR, Canelon S, Davison L. The Role of HIV Positivity and Symptomatic Status on Adverse Delivery Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study (in preparation). 

Boland MR, Meeker JR, Davidson L, Canelon S. Harnessing Electronic Health Records to Study Emerging Environmental Disasters: A Proof of Concept with Perfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) (submitted under review).