Maryam Jernigan-Noesi

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Psychology Professor

Decatur, Georgia

Maryam Jernigan-Noesi is a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. Prior to her current role, she served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Saint Joseph in the Department of Psychology. In addition, she holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale Medical School. In her role as a clinical-researcher at Yale, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi collaborates with schools to assist in the development and implementation of culturally responsive health interventions to address mental and physical health disparities among socially disadvantaged youths and their families. As a licensed professional psychologist in Connecticut, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi maintained a small clinical practice alongside colleagues at Women’s Center for Psychotherapy in West Hartford, Connecticut. While maintaining her license to practice in CT, she is currently in the process of obtaining her clinical license in Georgia.

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi has worked alongside a multidisciplinary team of health providers in school, community, and primary care settings. She completed formal clinical internship training at The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Her post-graduate included clinical training at Harvard Medical School with the Leadership in Adolescent Health Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi subsequently served as a National Research Service Award Fellow at Yale Medical School, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Her fellowship training focused on clinical-research with a specialty in translational research and intervention science. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi has specialized clinical training in multicultural psychology, pediatric and adolescent health, identity development and the psychological impact of experiences of discrimination.

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi’s contributions as a scholar and researcher have earned recognition from organizations such as the Ford Foundation and the American Psychological Association. She is recognized for her expertise in the development and implementation of culturally responsive behavioral health models. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi founded Jernigan & Associates Psychological and Educational Consulting, LLC where she provides consultation on a national level to academic, healthcare and private organizations to provide systemic analysis, strategic planning, and technical assistance focusing on issues of diversity.

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi is closely aligned with several professional organizations. She is a member of Section 1 (Black Women in Psychology) of Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of the American Psychological Association, Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race). She is also a former member of the Diversity Committee of The Obesity Society.

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