Jocelyn Poe, AICP

Ph.D. Candidate at University of Southern California

I am currently 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

My research focuses on the relationship between place and trauma. I explore how development processes have oppressed communities, specifically communities of color, and how do we design reparative development processes that heal 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.