Jeanetta Churchill is the GARE Director of Survey Research. In this role, she is primarily responsible for overall project management and execution of GARE’s employee survey work, which helps drive movement of racial equity work in government. Prior to coming to joining Race Forward, Jeanetta worked at the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration as an Epidemiologist. Her role included producing demographic trends in birth and death data for use by researchers and policy makers to identify vulnerable populations. In a previous position, Jeanetta was a Research Associate Professor at Morgan State University where she taught about the impact that one’s residence has on levels of health, education, and poverty in African American communities across the state of Maryland.
Jeanetta spent much of her career working on public health surveys in the government sector at the state, national, and international levels. She used data and maps to assess the impact of neighborhood-level stressors on communities, especially for children, youth, and families. Jeanetta used program evaluation to assess the performance of social services agencies and make recommendations for improvement.
Jeanetta earned a Masters in Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Biometry from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a Bachelors in Biology from Hampton University. She currently lives in Cambridge, MD, the home of Harriet Tubman.