Jacqueline Fleming Hampton, Ph.D.

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Jacqueline Fleming Hampton, Ph.D.

Dr. Jacqueline Fleming Hampton, former director of the Community Outreach Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College, excelled as a dedicated and committed individual to HIV/AIDS prevention in the community of Nashville.

The focus of the Community Outreach Core, where she diligently served and directed up until the time of her death, was established to develop partnerships with faith communities, schools, community-based organizations, social/civic organizations and governmental agencies. Dr. Hampton’s approaches were to effectively design and promote HIV community-driven interventions to eliminate the cycle of HIV transmission in communities of color.

Hampton was a valiant and committed professional and as advocate for health in African Americans and other communities exhibiting health disparities. She made HIV/AIDS education and prevention an easy and engaging topic for faith-based communities and families, sororities and fraternities, social organizations and other individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Her passion and determination for excellence in education has helped to create a cadre of HIV/AIDS educators throughout the southeastern region of the United States. In this effort, Dr. Hampton initiated a program she wrote and directed that was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Project Saved (Strengthening Access via Empowerment and Diligence).

Honored as Nashville’s 2010 HIV/AIDS Hero by the World AIDS Day Committee, Hampton’s scholarly and professional activities included presentations at professional meetings involving strategies for partnering with African-American faith leaders for HIV prevention and awareness.

She developed capacity building curricula and media and has provided more than 100 workshops designed to train faith leaders in every major African-American denomination throughout the United States on a variety of topics that include Qualitative Research Methodologies, Understanding Epidemiological Data, Engaging and Partnering With Communities of Faith for HIV Prevention and use of HIV Prevention Services for Underserved Populations.

Dr. Hampton’s work continues to make an impact in communities across the southeastern region including the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.