TyKera Marrow is a doctoral student studying clinical psychology at Jackson State University. She was selected to participate in Health Policy Research Scholars, a leadership program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). She is the first student from a Mississippi institution to be selected for this program. She was introduced to the program when she attended RWJF’s summer institute while doing a fellowship with the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute in 2018. The program is designed for doctoral students from historically marginalized backgrounds and populations underrepresented in specific disciplines. Health Policy Research Scholars help researchers from all fields apply their work to policies that advance equity and health while building a diverse field of leaders who reflect changing national demographics.
After she graduated from Trinity, where she majored in psychology, she earned her master of science in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore.