Jessika H. Bottiani

Assistant Professor of Education, Research Faculty


  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2014
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 2008
  • B.A. Smith College, 2001

Dr. Jessika Bottiani’s research focuses on structural racism as a cause and consequence of racial disparities in punitive school discipline practices and highlights the need to intervene at multiple levels within school systems. Dr. Bottiani develops and tests preventive interventions with a team of researchers and local collaborators at in Maryland and Virginia to help build teacher capacities in anti-racist, equity literate, and culturally responsive teaching through several school-level cluster randomized trials funded by NIH, IES, and NIJ. She serves on the School Psychology Review editorial board.