Keisha Jefferies is a Toronto-based African Nova Scotian woman, born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She is a registered nurse and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. Her research examines the leadership experiences of African Nova Scotian nurses and the implications for nursing practice and education. Her scholarly and advocacy work focus on addressing anti-Black racism in nursing, equitable admissions in post-secondary institutions and social justice at large. 

Keisha has clinical and policy experience in the areas of neonatal intensive care and breastfeeding. She is a Junior Fellow with the MacEachen Institute of Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie. Lastly, her research is funded and supported by Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier-CGS), Killam Trust, Research Nova Scotia, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, BRIC NS and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and School of Nursing at Dalhousie. 

Got my start in local and international global health research here. Currently working with dynamic research-minded teams to effect change and address social issues @DalhousieU #dalproud 🤓📝 @DalNursing @DalHealth @DalGlobalHealth @PLANS_DAL @DalMIPP

As we move forward with delivery of the #COVID19 vaccines, understand:

Most Black people who are hesitant about vaccinations are not "anti-vaxxers."

They do not deny facts, science, or endorse conspiracy theories.

Their lack of faith in vaccines isn't about vaccines at all.

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@theCNF @MonikaDalmacio Thanks for clarifying! No mistake - just waiting for an announcement of funding support for #Blacknurses in Canada doing research esp to address anti-Black racism in our profession 🙌🏾🙌🏾

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