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Jordan Institute for Families works to strengthen families of all descriptions by applying interdisciplinary knowledge to the design and operation of social and health programs in North Carolina and across the United States. Founded in 1996 by Michael Jordan and his family, JIF addresses a broad span of issues, from infant mortality to developmental disabilities to human trafficking. JIF also leads the School’s commitment to social justice and racial equity with programming that includes the Social Justice Lecture Series. JIF is directed by Sarah Verbiest, Ph.D.

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