B.A. in Psychology, Reed College.
M.P.H, Tulane University. M.S.W, Tulane University
Originally from Logan, Utah, Jessica Liddell completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. Her undergraduate research thesis focused on the role gender norms have on perceived competence and hirability in higher education. Jessica also worked as a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis hotline operator in Portland. After completing her B.A., Jessica spent two years traveling and working in South America, the Middle East, Europe and Southern Asia. During her time abroad Jessica volunteered for 88bikes, an organization that provides bikes to sexually trafficked girls and women.
Jessica attended graduate school at Tulane University where she completed a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on program design and implementation, and a Masters in Social Work, with a focus on disaster mental health. For her MSW, Jessica conducted a needs assessment on the importance of community learning coursework in social work. For her MPH, Jessica participated in collecting and conducting analysis of data from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance project and investigated the association between knowledge of one's Hepatitis C status and injection drug use risk behavior. In addition to volunteering for the New Orleans Syringe Access Program, Jessica worked for NO/AIDS task force while in New Orleans. She continues to volunteer as a HIV counselor and tester for NO/AIDS.
Prior to joining the CCC program in 2014, Jessica spent a year working and interning for USAID and MSH in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and for the Population Council in Mexico City, Mexico. Her current research interests include making health services more responsive to community needs and input, in addition to general interests in sexual and reproductive health, reproductive justice, and harm reduction service models. Jessica has a passion for travel, hanging out with her pets, and wearing glitter as frequently as possible.
Sexual and Reproductive Health. Reproductive Justice. Community Health. Harm Reduction. Injection Drug Use.
Dissertation: Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Experiences Among a Gulf Coast Indigenous Tribe (Expected completion May, 2021). Dissertation Chair: Dr. Catherine McKinley.
Extending the Reproductive Justice Framework to Social Work Research and Practice. Pass with Distinction, Fall 2016
An Application of Community-Based Research Approaches to Reproductive Health. Pass with Distinction, Spring 2017.
Liddell, L. J., McKinley, C. E. & Lilly, J. M. (2021). Historic and contemporary environmental justice issues among Native Americans in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Studies in Social Justice, 15(1), 1-24.
Liddell, J. L., & Kington, S. G. (2021). “Something was attacking them and their reproductive organs”: Environmental Reproductive Justice in an Indigenous tribe in the United States Gulf Coast. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(2), 1-17.
Liddell, L. J., McKinley, C. E., Knipp, H., & Miller Scarnato, J. (2020). She’s the center of my life, the one that keeps my heart open”: Roles and expectations of Native American women. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 1-19.
Liddell, J. L., & Lass, K. (2019). Where’s the community practice? Gaps in community practice education in a clinical-community social work program. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 39(1), 42-59.
McKinley, C.E., Figley, C.R., Woodward, S., Liddell, J., Billiot, S., Comby, N., & Sanders, S. (2019). Community-engaged and culturally relevant research to develop mental and behavioral health interventions with American Indian and Alaska Natives. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 26(3), 79-103.
Burnette, C. E. Miller Scarnato, J., Liddell, J., Knipp, H., & Billiot. S. (2019). Hurricanes and Indigenous families: Understanding connections with discrimination, social support, and violence on PTSD. Journal of Family Strengths, 19(1), 1-95.
Liddell, J. L. (2018). Reproductive Justice and the Social Work Profession: Common Grounds and Current
Trends. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 1-17.
Liddell, J., & Johnson, K. M. (2018). Dignity in Childbirth: Addressing Socio-Psychological
Dimensions of Maternal Health Care. Research in the Sociology of Health Care, 36, 87-108.
Lee, Y., Burnette, C. E., Liddell, J., & Roh, S. (2018). Understanding the Social and Community
Support Networks of American Indian Women Cancer Survivors. Journal of Evidenced Informed Social Work, 1-13.
Burnette, C. E., Liddell, J., Roh, S., Lee, Y. & Lee., Y. L. (2018). American Indian women
cancer survivors’ experiences with formal and informal mental health care for depressive symptoms. Ethnicity & Health, 1-20.
Liddell, J. L., Burnette, C.E., Roh, S., & Lee, Y. (2018). Healthcare Barriers and Supports for
American Indian Women with Cancer. Social Work in Health Care, 1-18.
Liddell, J. (2018). From the Editor. Women Leading Change, 2(2), 2-3.
Liddell, J., & R. Ferreira. (2018). Predictors of Individual Resilience Characteristics Among
Individuals Aged 65 and Older in Post-Disaster Settings. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-9.
Burnette, C. E., Roh, S., Liddell, J., & Lee, Y. S. (2018). American Indian Women Cancer
Survivor’s Needs and Preferences: Community Support for Cancer Experiences. Journal of Cancer Education, 1-8.
Patel, M. M., Liddell, J. L., & Ferreira, R. J. (2018). An Evaluation of the Positive Action
Program for Youth Violence Prevention: From Schools to Summer Camps. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1-12.
Liddell, J., & Burnette, C. E. (2017). Culturally-Informed Interventions for Substance Abuse
Among Indigenous Youth in the United States: A Review. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 14(5), 329-359.
Simon, R. M., Johnson, K. M., & Liddell, J. (2016). Amount, Source, and Quality of Support as
Predictors of Women's Birth Evaluations. Birth, 43(3), 226-232.