Jaime Slaughter-Acey

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology


Jaime Slaughter-Acey is an Associate Professor with training and expertise in social epidemiology and maternal and child health epidemiology. Her research focuses on socio-environmental, and psychosocial factors that contribute to health across the life course, with emphasis on women and families from marginalized and/or underserved populations and health equity.

Honors and Awards

Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award
2022, UMN SPH

Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for Best Paper
2021, Women’s Health Issues

Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Award
2020, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research

Delta Omega
2019, Honorary Society in Public Health

Teaching Interests

Maternal and Child Health

Women’s Health

Race and Health 

Perinatal Epidemiology 

Social Epidemiology

Research Activities

Health equity, health and place, social epidemiology, maternal and infant health, structural racism and discrimination, colorism, appearance-based discrimination, and women’s health.

Key Publications

More Than Identity: An Intersectional Approach to Understanding Mental-Emotional Well-Being of Emerging Adults by Centering Lived Experiences of Marginalization. Slaughter-Acey J, Simone M, Hazzard VM, Arlinghaus KR, Neumark-Sztainer D.  (2023). American Journal of Epidemiology.
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Hospitalization rates of children by developmental disability, maternal nativity, and Indigenous status: the complexity of intersectionality. Slaughter‐Acey JC, Saintil S. (2020). Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 62(4), 409.

Skin Tone Matters: Racial Microaggressions and Delayed Prenatal Care. Acey, JC, Sneed, D, Parker, LJ, Keith, VM Lee, N and Misra, DP.  (2019). American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

“The complex etiology of cerebral palsy,” . Korzeniewski, SJ, Slaughter, J, Lenski, M, Haak, P, and Paneth, N. (2018). Nature Reviews Neurology.

“Racism in the form of micro aggressions and the risk of preterm birth,” . Slaughter-Acey, JC, Sealy-Jefferson, S, Helmcamp, L, Caldwell, C, Osypuk, T, Platt, RW, Straughen, JK, Daily, R, Abeysekara, P, and Misra, D.  (2016). Annals of Epidemiology.

“Measuring dosage, a key factor when assessing the relationship between prenatal case management and birth outcomes,”.  Slaughter, JC, Issel, LM, Handler, A, Rosenberg, D, Kane, D, and Stayner, L.  (2013). Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(8), 1414-1423.


  • PhD , Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
  • MPH, Maternal and Child Health, Tulane University, 2002
  • BS, Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2000