Dr. Jessica Jimenez

College of Letters and Sciences

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College of Letters and Sciences

Dr. Jessica Jiménez joins National University’s Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor. She has 12 years of experience conducting a variety of public health research and program evaluations for federal funders such as NIH, CDC, USDA, and HRSA. Prior to joining the Psychology Department, Dr. Jiménez led global health program evaluations and managed study teams around the global as a Senior Advisor for Research at an international non-governmental organization. As a NIH fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology, Dr. Jiménez conducted her doctoral and post-doctoral work in the Departments of Family & Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. As a Fulbright scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico, Dr. Jiménez studied the effects of out-migration on women’s physical and mental health. She has published in the areas of psychoneuroimmunology, health psychology, and cardiovascular health disparities in underserved populations. She has taught Epidemiology and Biostatistics as an adjunct instructor in National University’s MPH program, and currently teaches graduate students in the Human Behavior program.