Jeannette M Wade

Assistant Professor/Associate Director for CIHDER

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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College of Health & Human Sciences

Sociology & Social Work

Ph.D.Sociology / The University of Akron
B.A.International Relations / Cleveland State University
MAChild and Family Development / The University of Akron


Dr. Jeannette Wade is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at North Carolina A&T State University. Her areas of expertise include Medical Sociology, Race, and Gender Studies. Her scholarly work centers on improving health outcomes for Black women. Specifically, (1) engaging understudied populations in biomedical research, (2) using Black feminist theory and methods to contextualize trends in health risk behaviors and related outcomes, and (3) using team science to create culturally tailored, gender specific interventions. The health-related topics she has studied include diet and exercise, diabetes as well as sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Wade teaches courses on Race and Ethnicity, Marriage and Family, Human Sexuality, Social Statistics, and the Sociological Senior Seminar.

Research Interests

Psychosocial Determinants of Black Women's Health, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Mixed Methods Social Research

Recent Publications

  • Jeannette Wade, Helyne Frederick, Sharon Parker, Brianna Wiley, Hannah Dillon, Dorrian Wilson, Kwani Taylor (2022). (A Black Feminist Analysis of Patient Provider Concordance in Sexual Health Care). Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
  • Jeannette Wade, Helyne Frederick, Sharon Parker, Hannah Dillon, Britney Williams (2022). ( A Black Feminist Examination of Sexual Liberation and Sexual Stereotypes: Perspectives from Black Female College Students ). (1-2) 9, pp. 19-41. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships.
  • Michelle Vance, Jeannette Wade, Mervin Brandy Jr., Aiyana Rice Webster (2022). (Contextualizing Black Women’s Mental Health in the Twenty-First Century: Gendered Racism and Suicide-Related Behavior). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Jeannette Wade (2022). (Contextualizing race and sex-related health disparities: doing difference and sexual risk behaviors. ). Social Theory & Health.
  • Anna Lee, Jeannette Wade, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Dextiny McCain, Christopher Doss, Smriti Shrestha, Adrienne Morgan (2022). (Contextualizing the racial gradient in covid-19 outcomes: Narratives from HBCU students). pp. 9. Journal of American College Health .
  • Jeannette Wade, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Anna Lee, Sally Ryman, Dextiny McCain, Christopher Doss, Smriti Shrestha, Adrienne Aiken Morgan (2022). (Navigating a Pandemic: A Qualitative Study of Knowledge, Sources of Information, and Covid-19 Related Precautions Taken by HBCU Students). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Dispariies.
  • Helyne Frederick , Jeannette Wade, Sharon Parker, Dorrian Wilson, Brianna Wiley , Kwani Taylor (2021). (Understanding Openness to Involvement in Sexual Health Care Research: Narratives from a Sample of Black College Women in the United States). The Journal of Sex Research .
  • Jeannette Wade, Ramine Alexander, Cheryl Woods Giscombe, Daniel Keegan , Sharon Parker, Katia Jackson, Jasmine Gibbs, Asha McElroy, JaVae Ferguson (2021). (Using Black Feminist Theory and Methods to Uncover Best Practices in Health Promotion Programming). (3) 32, pp. 581. Qualitative Health Research.
  • Jeannette Wade (2020). (Is it Race, Sex, Gender or All Three? Predicting Risk for Alcohol Consumption in Emerging Adulthood). J Child Fam Stud.
  • Jeannette Wade, Anderson Bean, Stephanie Teixeira Poit (2019). (Students, Universities and Employers: Why We All Win When We Promote Social Justice through SoTL). In Joe Pellegrino; Delores D. Liston; Delena Bell Gatch, (3) 13, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Robert Peralta, Rusty Schnellinger, Jeannette Wade, Peter Barr, James Carter (2019). (The Association Between Food and Alcohol Disturbance (FAD), Race, and Ethnic Identity Belonging). pp. 10. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity.
  • Jeannette Wade (2018). (African Americans, Fast Food, and the Birdcage of Oppression). In Jared A. Jaworski, (Advances in Sociological Research ) 25, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Jeannette Wade (2017). (Doing Difference and Fast Food Consumption: Patterns Among a Sample of White and African American Emerging Adults). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Jeannette Wade, Robert Peralta (2016). (Perceived Racial Discrimination, Heavy Episodic Drinking, and Alcohol Abstinence Among African American and White College Students). In Marie Claire Van Hout, PhD, (2) 16, pp. 165–180. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Use.