Demetrice Jordan


Demetrice “Dee” Jordan is an Instructor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has a dual-PhD in Health Geography and Environmental Science and Policy from Michigan State University (MSU), a Master of Public Health in Global Health and graduate certificate in Global Infectious Diseases from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the spatial-ecological determinants of disease risk for vector-borne parasitic diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases of sub-Saharan Africa and the tropics. Dee also examines issues related to health equity, health disparities, social and environmental justice. Dee is the CEO of Bella Academic Consulting and offers strategic planning, educational and leadership development programs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training. She has developed innovative programs and curricula to promote DEI principles in academic, industrial, and non-profit settings and has served as an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. Dee is the recipient of numerous awards including a Burke Global Health Fellowship at the Harvard Global Health Institute, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program Fellowship, a Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and a NIH Loan Repayment Program award for health disparities research from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. She is the founder of the Advancing Geography Through Diversity Program (AGTDP), a cohort-based recruitment and retention program which seeks to address the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans in US geography doctoral programs and provides fully funded graduate education and mentorship opportunities. She also developed the Celebrating Black Geographers anthology hosted online by the American Geographical Society. Dee is a proud member of the National Council of Negro Women and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.