Jeanita W. Richardson, Ph.D., M.Ed.

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Jeanita W. Richardson, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Associate Professor
Patient Outcomes, Policy & Population Research

P.O. Box 800717
Tel: 1-434-924-8784
Fax: 1-434-924-8437
Health System West Complex Room 3215


Qualitative and mixed-method approaches to community-based issues. Culturally respectful research implementation in community and global health. Comprehensive health and educational policy analyses.

Research Interests:

Her research highlights the needs of populations society devalues particularly as it pertains to the nexus between the health and learning readiness of children and the role of culturally sensitive approaches to research. Her work has been published in the Journal of Negro Education, The Journal of Children and Poverty, the International Journal of Educational Reform, Public Health Reports, the Journal of School Health, Education and Urban Society, American Journal of Public Health, and the Chicago Policy Review and in several book volumes. Books to her credit include The Cost of Being Poor, Suffer the Little Children: National and International Dimensions of Child Poverty, and the recently released The Full-Service Community School Movement: Lessons from the James Adams Community School and forthcoming edited volume entitled, School-based Health Care: Advancing Both Educational Success and Public Health scheduled for publication by APHA in fall 2011.

Teaching Responsibilities:

PHS 7015 – Qualitative Methods in Community and Global Research PHS 7610 – Health Promotion & Health Behavior

Other Information:

Other Information: UVa Cancer Center Community Advisory Board on Health Disparities (Board member), Editorial Boards of Open Education Journal, Journal of Negro Education, and Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning Other Appointments: Water and Health in Limpopo (South Africa) faculty member and student advisor. – Developer of the cultural orientation for UVa and university of Venda students.

Recent Publications

Richardson, J.W. & Juszczak, L. (2008) “Schools as Sites for Health Care Delivery”. Guest Editors for special issue on School-based Health Care. Public Health Reports. 123(6) 692-695.


Richardson, J.W. (2008). “From Risk to Resilience: Promoting School Health Partnerships for Children” The International Journal of Educational Reform 17(1) 19-36.

Richardson, J.W. (2007). “Building Bridges Between SBHCs and Schools”. Journal of School Health 77(7), 337-343.

Richardson, J.W. (2005) The Cost of Being Poor: Poverty, Lead Poisoning and Policy Implementation. Greenwich: Greenwood/Praeger (ISBN: 0-275-96912-6).

Yeakey, C.C., Richardson, J.W. & Brooks-Buck, J. (2006) Suffer the Little Children: National and International Dimensions of Child Poverty and Policy. Oxford: Elsevier (ISBN: 0-7623-0831-1).

Richardson, J.W. & Wright, T.D. co-editors (October, 2010) “School-based Health Care Policy & Practice”. This special issue of the American Journal of Public Health is sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation highlights policy and practice advances in school-based and school-linked health services for children highlighting diverse community engagement.

Richardson, J.W. & Wright T.D. (2010) “Advancing school-based health care policy and practice”, American Journal of Public Health. 100(9) 1561

Richardson, J.W. (2009) The Full-Service Community School Movement: Lessons from the James Adams Community School. Palgrave MacMillan. (ISBN: 0-230-61848-0)