Emily Nicklett, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Dr. Nicklett joined the University of Michigan School of Social Work after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her PhD in Sociology and Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan. Her active research agenda concerns social and contextual determinants of health in later life. Dr. Nicklett was awarded a small planning grant from the Detroit URC for her project “Partnership Formation in Community-Engaged Work: The Detroit Food Academy”. She specializes in strategies for successful chronic disease management among diverse older populations.

Current Research Interests:

  • Aging in place
  • Health disparities in chronic disease
  • Food access
  • Environmental predictors of health
  • Social support
  • Social mobility
  • Community participation
  • Community effects on health and food access
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Chronic illness

Website | Email | Phone: 734-763-6282

Research Areas: Health Disparities, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Food Access/Security, Environmental Health, Social Support, Social Mobility,

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