Connect with Jessica
Liddell's research focuses on reproductive justice topics among women in the United States. Her research interests include making health services more responsive to community needs and input, in addition to general interests in sexual and reproductive health, reproductive justice, and harm reduction service models. Liddell’s dissertation research explores reproductive justice topics among Native American tribes in the Southeastern region of the United States. Overarching themes in Liddell's writing include improving healthcare access for Native Americans, increasing the use of Reproductive Justice frameworks in Social Work practice and research, exploring relationships between healthcare providers and patients, and investigating the role of gender following disasters. Liddell is influenced by her interdisciplinary background and frequently seeks out projects where she works with a diverse range of collaborators. Liddell previously worked as an intern with USAID in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Population Council in Mexico City, Mexico and for NOAIDS Task Force in New Orleans providing HIV-related services and assisting with their needle exchange program.
Explores the role of age in disaster recovery following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, particularly focusing on the impact on resilience, and gender differences.
Explores the extent to which community practice material is meaningful incorporated into a Clinical-Community Social Work program.
Investigates the role and prevalence of the Reproductive Justice framework in Social Work research and advocates for increased use of this framework in Social Work research and practice.
Investigates factors that promote or undermine accessing healthcare services for Native American women with cancer.
Investigates the extent to which women in the United States feel both respected, and that they have autonomy, during their recent childbirth experiences.
Reviews the current state of literature regarding culturally-informed substance abuse interventions for Indigenous youth in the United States.