Portia Jackson Preston DrPH, MPH
Self-care, stress management and workplace culture, health equity, minority health
PUBH/KNES 342: Stress Management
PUBH 411: Promoting Health in Diverse Populations
Dr. Portia Jackson Preston is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at California State University, Fullerton. She conducts research on multilevel approaches to self-care, and examines how stressors such as racism contribute to health inequity. She was a featured speaker at TEDxCrenshaw, where she gave a talk entitled "The Missing Ingredient in Self-Care". She works with organizations to prevent and manage burnout by fostering sustainable performance and resilience.
Dr. Jackson Preston earned her Doctorate of Public Health from UCLA, her Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her Bachelors degree from Stanford University. Prior to her career in academia, she worked for Deloitte Consulting and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, consulted for Susan G. Komen Orange County, and founded Active Steps Coaching.