Ms. Jerome is a solution-oriented, versatile public health professional with research, consulting, policy, and leadership experience. She aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities in marginalized communities through education, capacity building, and advocacy. She has expertise and experience in areas that include infant and early childhood mental health, substance misuse prevention, adolescent health, adverse childhood experiences, collaborative learning, curriculum development, instructional design, motivational interviewing, and group facilitation. Ms. Jerome is fluent in Haitian Creole and conversational in French and Spanish.
“I like the way RWJ put it ‘Achieving health equity requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences’. We understand that racism and oppression in any form is violence against humanity—including forms that are structural and embedded in systems, policies, and social norms. These are forces at the root that lead to disparities in health and wellness including problem gambling. Our work is part of the solution in addressing and mitigating these harms by building equity.”