Professor Pamela Braboy Jackson received her Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1993. After serving as an Assistant Professor at Duke University (1993-2000), she joined the faculty at IU in 2000 as an Associate Professor. Her research and teaching interests include social psychology, mental illness, race and ethnicity, and life course processes. She collaborates extensively with graduate students and faculty. Building on research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award, one area of focus is on health disparities among the black middle class. She is also pursuing a set of studies on the implications of social role participation among diverse populations. In addition to research on mental health, Pamela has published in the areas of socialization, identity, and self-concept development. Her most recent publication is How Families Matter: Simply Complicated Intersections of Race, Gender and Work (with Rashawn Ray).