Jaylen Wright

Jaylen Wright

Health Behavior & Health Education

Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2023
M.S. in Health Behavior and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019
B.S. in Kinesiology and Sociology, Texas A&M University, 2017

Email: jaylenwright@utexas.edu
 

Originally from San Jose, California, Jaylen ran track and graduated from Texas A&M University, class of 2017. He received his M.S. in Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently a third-year doctoral student in the HBHE program with concentrations in Counseling and Qualitative Methods (Educational Psychology).

As a Graduate Research Assistant in the Stress Adaptation and Health Resilience Lab, he currently works as the community health & support lead on Dr. Mary Steinhardt's NIH R01 Grant for Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Education in the African American Community of Austin, Texas.

He previously served as a Teaching Assistant for the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence (LCAE) and a Graduate Research Assistant for the African American Male Research Initiative (AAMRI), both housed under the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at UT-Austin.

Research interests involve examining the health literacy, psychological health, & well-being of racial/ethnic minority communities and underrepresented college students, especially first-generation college students & student-athletes.