Portia Jackson Preston

Portia Jackson Preston DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor
Location:  KHS 248
Telephone: (657)278-3356
Fax: (657)278-5317
Email: pjacksonpreston@fullerton.edu
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Advising areas:

Self-care, stress management and workplace culture, health equity, minority health

Courses taught:

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.