Jerel Ezell - Eye on You

Thanks for visiting my website! I’m a social epidemiologist, visual artist, and an Assistant Professor in Community Health Sciences at the University of California Berkeley. I’m also a Fulbright Scholar and the Director of the Center for Cultural Humility at Berkeley, and I run Research Lateral, or ReLateral, a “community lab” focused on health disparities. Before coming to Berkeley, I held enriching roles inside-and-outside of academia, working as an epidemiologist, program evaluator and research coordinator at a variety of social services and healthcare institutions. I earned a Doctorate in Sociology (PhD) from the University of Chicago (2020), a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University (2010) and a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) in anthropology from the University of Michigan (2008). My primary thematic interest is health disparities, as researched through Link and Phelan’s fundamental causes paradigm. You can see my recent research below or by going here.


My dissertation was focused on understanding how access and equity have manifested before, during and after the Flint Water Crisis. To read more about my background, please click here. You can access my C.V. here.



recent research