Jeanna Campbell received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology, and Master’s in Social Work from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. While a Master’s student, Jeanna advocated for Community-Based Interorganizational Social Change to establish a food pantry on Illinois State University’s campus. The pantry is open to students who attend post-secondary institutions in Central Illinois. An impetuous for creation of the pantry is Jeanna’s personal experience with low-income, social service utilization, and chronic illness. Jeanna has had Type One Diabetes for more than 20 years.
Jeanna’s research interests include the intersections of chronic illness, ableism, Foucauldian and non-Foucauldian biopolitics, resource allocation, culturally humble health and wellness, and health policy. Her practice experience includes therapeutic services for youth demonstrating violent behaviors, group services for women who had been convicted for violent offenses, program research for a leadership and support organization, and service coordination and research for a non-profit legal aid organization.