Bettering Health Care for Older African-American Men

Jamie Mitchell, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan, is dedicated to improving the experiences older African-American men have within the health care system. Mitchell, a 2018 Influencer in Aging, studies communications between older African-American men and their physicians during cancer and chronic disease care, testing ways of intervening to increase support from family members and health providers and looking at how older African-American men navigate their appointments and aftercare directives.

Prior to working at the University of Michigan, Mitchell studied social work through lenses of health care at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Ohio State University. Mitchell also serves as co-director of the Gender and Health Research Lab at the…

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