Jami Pittman

Jami C. (she, her, hers) is a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. candidate who views the process of science as a means to achieving justice. She is passionate about unearthing and increasing access to knowledge and tools for the sake of empowering individuals, families, and communities to reclaim our power and to pursue our full, shared humanity. 

In her clinical, research, and community engagement work, Jami applies a critical lens (e.g. Black Feminist Thought, Queer Theory, Disability Studies, decolonialism) to the examination of intersections of intimacy development and violence exposure, including that of racial, gendered, and other systemic violence, among early, middle, and late adolescents.

Jami is completing her predoctoral internship at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins University Medical School during the '21-'22 year. 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

developmental psychopathology, early adolescence, interpersonal development, romantic and sexual development, interpersonal violence exposure, black girls, implementation and dissemination science, measurement and evaluation, system change


  • BS, Psychology, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
  • MA, Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Selected publications

Leath, S., Pittman, J.C., Grower, P., Ward, L.M. (2020). Steeped in Shame: An Exploration of Family Sexual Socialization among Black College Women. Psychology of Women Quarterlyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0361684320948539

Courses taught


PSY 1010 (Intro to Psychology) Lab

PSY 2400 (Intro to Lifespan Development)