About Mrs. Georgia American 2022
Legal epidemiologist, public health strategist, and health equity champion, Mrs. Georgia American 2022
Jennifer Pettie works to improve population health outcomes. Her experience spans the federal, state, and
private sectors, and lies at the intersection of healthcare strategy, policy, and law.
Jennifer’s work and personal life unexpectedly collided when she almost lost her life after giving birth to her daughter last year. Determined to turn this experience into an opportunity to improve maternal health outcomes, she created the Maternal Health Conversations Web Series – a national campaign that has helped raise awareness, highlight resources, and inform next steps. Her biggest reward has been hearing from moms, partners, support people, nurses, OBGYNs, and doulas and learning how they have found this content helpful.
In alignment with the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, Jennifer has informed her Maternal Health
Conversations Web Series with opioid addiction awareness, resources, and action items. Recognizing that opioid overdose is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths, she is working to facilitate strategic initiatives to combat this crisis.
A proud alumna of Brooklyn Law School, Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, and
Villanova University, Jennifer has worked to become recognized as a leader in her field. She was recently
recognized with the March of Dimes Woman of Distinction Award for Healthcare Leadership, NMQF
Health Leader Award at the Annual Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, and Atlanta Young
Government Leaders Award. She has been featured in academic journals, broadcast radio, and conference
panel discussions on critical healthcare matters.
For Jennifer, self-care is spending quality time with her wonderful husband Jason, Bankruptcy Trustee
and Attorney, and their amazing daughter, Jayla Ann Rose. They can be found traveling, cheering on the
Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, taking walks in their Kirkwood neighborhood, and working on their tennis
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