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Dr. Jernigan-Noesi is a licensed psychologist, educator, and organizational consultant.

Dr. Maryam M. Jernigan-Noesi

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi is a licensed psychologist, educator, and organizational consultant with over two decades of professional experience. As a clinician, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi has worked alongside a multidisciplinary team of health providers in medical, academic, community-based, and private practice settings. She specializes in integrative treatment approaches to address mental health concerns for youth and families, racially and ethnically minoritized individuals, and women. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi works with a vast array of public and private corporations, early learning centers, K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, graduate and professional schools, professional associations, and state and federal agencies. She frequently consults with organizations to offer culturally inclusive professional development and training in an effort to prioritize the emotional wellbeing of employees and their immediate supports. Additionally, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi’s consultation services include organizational assessment and strategic planning designed to promote equitable policies and practices, improve diversity, and sustain inclusive work environments.

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi completed advanced clinical training at The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. She also completed fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Yale University School of Medicine. As a Clinical Fellow at Harvard, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi provided a range of outpatient mental health services and assisted in the development and implementation of multidisciplinary medical interventions to promote physical and mental wellbeing. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi also served as a Teaching Fellow, providing instruction to medical residents and health care staff on culturally-responsive assessment and treatment and the intersection of behavioral and physical health outcomes. She transitioned to Yale University School of Medicine where she completed a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award fellowship in translational research and intervention science. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi’s work as a clinician-scientist and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine focused on collaboration with health providers and community partners to develop and implement culturally responsive behavioral health and wellness initiatives in communities and schools. She is frequently called upon by clinical and healthcare organizations to assist with efforts to improve culturally equitable practices and delivery of health services, and to design and implement strategies to recruit and retain a diverse health care providers.

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi is Director of the Intersections Research Lab, which explores topics related to racial trauma, culturally-responsive assessment and treatment, the social determinants of racial health disparities, social-emotional development, and Black maternal health. She is also an Affiliate Research Associate with the Immigration, Critical Race, and Cultural Equity (IC-RACE) Lab, founded and co-directed by Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas and Dr. Hector Y. Adames, which investigates topics related to immigration, culture, and race in psychology and develops models, programs, and interventions that are designed to promote and support psychological wellness within different Communities of Color. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi’s contributions to the field of behavioral health have earned recognition from numerous organizations including the Ford Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and the American Psychological Association. Highlights related to her research and expertise have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Huffington Post, USA Today, and Newsy.

As an educator, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi provided over 17 years of formal instructional experience in higher education. She held tenure-track appointments as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA and the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Her course instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level includes: Research Methods, Psychological Testing & Assessment, Psychopathology, Counseling Theory & Practice, Psychology of Women: Race, Class & Gender, Multicultural Perspectives, Health Psychology, Lifespan Development, Play Therapy, the Psychology of Race & Ethnicity, and Clinical Supervision. Since transitioning from her full-time as a full-time educator, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi has shifted her focus to offer professional development for mental health trainees, providers, and supervisors, educators, legal professionals, and executives. To date, she has offered training to over 5,000 participants.