Artanesha Jackson, MA

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Artanesha Jackson is a proud native of Oakland, CA and a product of Oakland Public Schools. As a Clinical Social Worker, she has over fifteen years of direct service experience and prides herself on being a mentor and a leader in her community. As part of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, she found the opportunity to combat health inequity through the Department of Community Health and Engagement. Jackson is a member of UCSF’s Center for Community Engagement Council, serving on the Research Committee. She attended the UC Berkeley, graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Social Welfare. She then attended and graduated from The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Social Work. In 2017, Jackson completed the Emerging Leaders of Color Leadership Program and was recently accepted into the UCSF Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program as part of the Fall 2018 cohort.

Fellowship Focus: Improve access to resources addressing social determinants of health in order to eliminate health disparities among adolescents with complex trauma in Oakland, CA.