Emily Nicklett, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to joining the UTSA faculty, Professor Nicklett was an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. After finishing her doctorate in Public Health and Sociology, Dr. Nicklett 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 diverse older adults. During the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, Nicklett partnered with the Healthy Aging Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency. With these agencies, she had the opportunity to collaborate on evidence-based policy strategies to promote active aging and physical health of older community-dwelling adults, including gardening interventions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Aging Program - The Healthy Aging Research Network/Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)