Jahlisiah Julia Scott



Jahlisiah is a graduate research assistant for the SIG WINGS+PrEP study. She is a first-generation college graduate from Stony Brook University where she majored in Social Work and minored in Health, Medicine and Society. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. Her research background stems from her undergraduate student experience where under the supervision of Prof. George Aumoithe she collaborated with 8 community partners to address HIV risk and determine what role the Black Christian church plays in the fight to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. She furthered her understanding of research in working with other professors, and then ultimately became a research assistant in her senior year for the Protestant Faith Campus Ministry department, where she assisted in addressing the intersectionality between mental health and the provision of spiritual care for students on campus. Her research experience and graduate studies have shaped her passion to further her studies in policy practice with a focus in health, mental health, and disabilities, and has motivated her to look into community organizing efforts that center participatory action research post grad. In her free time, she loves to draw digitally and traditionally, sing, partake in film analysis, and free-write short stories and poetry!