Emily Nicklett, PhD, MSW, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Nicklett was a recipient of the Hartford Doctoral Fellows award and completed her Ph.D. in Sociology and Public Health in 2010. After finishing her doctorate, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on aging, health disparities in chronic disease, social support, and community effects on health. Professor Nicklett is an authority of the social predictors of health outcomes among older adults with type 2 diabetes. Recent research includes examining social predictors of nutritional status, and community predictors of chronic illness outcomes among older minority elders. During the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, she is excited to partner with NGOs, the CDC, and other governmental agencies to promote opportunities for mobility and maintaining social relationships in community settings.