Devlon N. Jackson is a Study Coordinator at the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland (M-CHE). Dr. Jackson earned her PhD in Communications and Culture from Howard University and her Masters of Public Health degree from Florida International University. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Jackson’s research interests include assessing communication facilitators and barriers (specifically, patient-provider communication, social media, and health information technology) in the medical shared decision making process within and outside of the clinical care setting and determining existing communication inequalities. Her interests in communication inequalities and health disparities stems from over 10 years of public health research and practice experience that has served diverse populations, including underserved racial/ethnic populations within the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and cancer control. Prior to joining the M-CHE, Dr. Jackson was a Cancer Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow and Health Communication Intern in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB) within the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) of Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute.