Jocelyn Poe, AICP

Ph.D. Candidate at University of Southern California

I am an Urban Planning and Development scholar at the Price School of Public Policy. As a Health Policy Research Scholar, I seek to integrate health into my analysis  planning and development processes.

Health Policy Research Scholars is a national leadership program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build equity by investing in scholars from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. 

Research Interest

I research communal trauma, trauma imaginaries, and reparative planning. My research interrogates the relationship between place, race, and trauma. I explore how planning and development policies and processes have oppressed communities of color and how we can design reparative policies and processes that produce healing in these communities.

Previous Work

Before attending graduate school, a worked as a designer and community planner at Duvall Decker Architects P. A. During my time there, I have the opportunity to lead complex planning processes and facilitate intense community engagement processes in places around the State of Mississippi.