Jacqui Barkoski, MPH, PhD

Jacqueline Barkoski is a Research Scientist for the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN). Dr. Barkoski has conducted epidemiologic research since 2012. Previously she worked for the University of California, Davis where she investigated the impact of early life exposures on child neurodevelopment.

Dr. Barkoski joined CWNs evaluation team in 2019 and she brings a strong background in study design, data collection, and quantitate data analyses. As a Research Scientist she provides evaluation support for national Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grantees, under an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also provides evaluation support on CWN’s statewide online SNAP-Ed evaluation project – applying the USDA’s SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework, along with best practices for program evaluation and research, to assess program performance under a contract with the California Department of Social Services.

Dr. Barkoski earned her PhD in Environmental Epidemiology from the University of California, Davis and her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. She is an alumna of Michigan State University where she completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Physiology.