E. Nicklett joined the UM SSW faculty after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins University. Her active research agenda concerns social and contextual determinants of health in later life. She specializes in strategies for successful chronic disease management among diverse older populations. Her research has been published in prominent interdisciplinary journals, such as Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, American Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and Qualitative Social Work. Dr. Nicklett's current research -- focusing on contextual predictors of diabetes management among native elders -- is funded through the National Institute on Aging's Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Health and Aging Policy (RCMAR) Native Elder Research Center (NERC). Since joining the faculty, Dr. Nicklett has also participated as a Health & Aging Policy Fellow and a Faculty Trainee at the UM Geriatric Center.
Aging in place, health disparities in chronic disease, food access, environmental predictors of health, social support, social mobility, community participation, and community effects on health and food access, type 2 diabetes, chronic illness
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School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2010||PhD||Sociology and Health Services Organization and Policy||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|2009||MA||Sociology||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|2005||MSSW||Social Work||Columbia University|
|2002||BA||International Studies and Economic Development||University of Washington, Seattle|
|2000||AA||International Studies||Clark Community College|
Assari, S., Lee, D., Nicklett, E. J., Lankarani, M. M., Piette, J., & Aikens, J. (in press). Gender, racial discrimination in health care, and glycemic control among Black patients with diabetes. Frontiers in Public Health.
Towne, S. D. Jr, Bolin, J., Ferdinand, A., Nicklett, E. J., Smith, M. L., & Ory, M. G. (in press). Assessing diabetes and factors associated with foregoing medical care among persons with diabetes: Disparities facing American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, Hispanic, low income, and southern adults in the US (2011-2015). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Lehning, A. J., Nicklett, E. J., Davitt, J., & Wiseman, H. (in press). Social work and aging in place: A scoping review of the literature. Social Work Research.
Nicklett, E. J., Omidpanah, A., Whitener, R., Howard, B. V., & Manson, S. M. (2017). Access to care and diabetes management among older American Indians with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Aging and Health, 29(2), 206-221. Sage Journals.
Hawkins, J., Watkins, D. C., Kieffer, E., Spencer, M., Nicklett, E. J., Piatt, G., Espitia, N. R., Lebron, A., & Palmisano, G. (2017). An exploratory study of the impact of gender on health behavior among African American and Latino men with Type 2 Diabetes. American Journal of Men's Health, 11(2), 344-356.
Mouzon, D. M., Taylor, R. J., Keith, V. M., Nicklett, E. J., & Chatters, L. M. (2017). Discrimination and psychiatric disorders among older African Americans. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32, 175-182.
Nicklett, E. J., Lohman, M., & Smith, M. L. (2017). Neighborhood predictors of falls among community-dwelling older adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2), 175.
Hawkins, J., Watkins, D. C., Kieffer, E., Spencer, M., Nicklett, E. J., Piatt, G., Espitia, N. R., Lebron, A., & Palmisano, G. (2017). “We can take care of ourselves”: Defining gender identity and its influence on health behavior among African American and Latino men with type 2 diabetes. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(2), 344-356.
Rosland, A. M., Kieffer, E., Spencer, M. S., Sinco, B., Palmisano, G., Valerio, M., Nicklett, E., & Heisler, M. (2015). Do pre-existing diabetes social support or depressive symptoms influence the effectiveness of a diabetes management intervention? Patient Education and Counseling, 98(11), 1402-9.
Chatters, L., Taylor, R. J., Woodward, A., & Nicklett, E. J. (2015). Social support from church and family members and depressive symptoms among older African Americans. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 559-567.
Taylor, R. J., Hernandez, E., Nicklett, E., Taylor H. O., & Chatters, L. M. (2013). Informal social support networks of African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American older adults. In K. E. Whitfield and T. A. Baker (Eds.), Handbook of Minority Aging 417-434. New York, NY: Springer.
Nicklett, E., Heisler, M., Spencer, M., & Rosland, A. (2013). Direct social support and long-term health of middle-aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68, 933-943.
Nicklett, E. J., Semba, R. D., Xue, Q. L., Tian, J., Cappola, A. R., Simonsick, E. M., Ferrucci, L., & Fried, L. P. (2012). Fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity and mortality among older community-dwelling women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(5), 862-868.
Tropman, J. E., & Nicklett, E. J. (2012). Organizational theory. In B. A. Thyer, K. M. Sowers & C. N. Dulmus (Eds.), Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Theories for Social Work Practice. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Nicklett, E. J., Semba, R. D., Simonsick, E. M., Szanton, S., Bandeen-Roche, K., Ferrucci, L., Guralnik, J. M. & Fried, L. P. (2012). Diet quality and social support: Factors associated with serum carotenoid concentrations among older disabled women (The Women's Health and Aging Study). The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 16(6), 511-518.
Eisenberg, D., Nicklett, E. J., Roeder, K., & Kirz, N. (2011). Eating disorder symptoms among college students: Prevalence, correlates, and treatment-seeking. Journal of American College Health, 59(8), 700-707.
Nicklett, E. J., Szanton, S., Sun, K., Ferrucci, L., Fried, L. P., Guralnik, J. M., & Semba, R. D. (2011). Neighborhood socioeconomic status is associated with serum carotenoid concentrations in older, community-dwelling women. Journal of Nutrition, 141(2), 284-289.
Semba, R. D., Arab, L., Nicklett, E. J., & Ferrucci, L. (2011). Fat mass is inversely associated with serum carboxymethyl-lysine, an Advanced Glycation End Product, in adults. Journal of Nutrition, 141(9), 1726-1730.
Nicklett, E. J., & Burgard, S. A. (2009). Downward social mobility and major depressive episodes among Latino and Asian American Immigrants to the United States. American Journal of Epidemiology, 170(6), 793-801.
University of Michigan
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