Jaylen I. Wright, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate NRSA
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Born & raised in San José, California, Jaylen ran track and graduated from Texas A&M University. He then obtained his MS and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Health Behavior and Health Education with concentrations in counseling and qualitative research methods.

Jaylen currently serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the section of Preventative Medicine and Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine. He also serves as the research associate for the Equity in Pregnancy team of the Health Equity Accelerator at Boston Medical Center.

Jaylen’s work utilizes qualitative methodologies and community-centered study designs to explore the complex and unique health outcome and care experiences of marginalized birthing communities and their families. His current research projects focus on evaluating patient experiences of pregnancy-related cardiovascular health interventions, preeclampsia and diabetes education programs, remote blood pressure monitoring, and perinatal distress.

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  1. Woo, J., Whyne, E. Z., Wright, J. I., Lehrer, H. M., & Steinhardt, M. A. Positive College Experiences Moderate the Association Between Resilience and Anxiety Symptoms among Underrepresented College Students. Health Behavior Research. 2023; 6(2):8.
  2. Woo J, Whyne EZ, Wright JI, Lehrer HM, Alhalimi TA, Wang T, Saba VC, Dubois SK, Tanaka H, Brown SA, Steinhardt MA. Feasibility and Performance of Hemoglobin A1C Self-Testing During COVID-19 Among African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care. 2022 Aug; 48(4):204-212. PMID: 35658748; PMCID: PMC10281250; DOI: 10.1177/26350106221100536;
  3. Steinhardt MA, Brown SA, Lehrer HM, Dubois SK, Wright JI, Whyne EZ, Sumlin LL, Harrison L, Woo J. Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Culturally Tailored for African Americans: COVID-19-Related Factors Influencing Restart of the TX STRIDE Study. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care. 2021 Aug; 47(4):290-301. PMID: 34318725; PMCID: PMC8446891; DOI: 10.1177/26350106211027956;
  4. Wright JI, Whyne EZ, Lehrer HM, Woo J, Steinhardt MA. The roles of resilience and belonging in mediating the association between positivity and anxiety among underrepresented college students. J Am Coll Health. 2022; 70(8):2311-2317. PMID: 33400908; DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1851235;

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2023-2025 Boston University School of Medicine: NIH T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant
2022 The University of Texas at Austin: Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Dissertation Fellowship
2020-2022 The University of Texas at Austin: Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
2020 The University of Texas at Austin: Lynn Wade McCraw Endowed Presidential Fellowship
2018-2020 The University of Texas at Austin: Mary B. Alderson Scholarship for Teaching Excellence
2018 The University of Texas at Austin: Inclusive Classroom Leadership for Excellence in Teaching
2017 Texas A&M University: Dean’s Honor Roll, College of Education & Human Developmen
2015-2016 Texas A&M University: Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
2014-2015 Texas A&M University: South Eastern Conference (SEC) Athletics' Honor Roll
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