Cleothia Frazier
Postdoctoral Scholar

Current Research Interests

Dr. Cleothia Frazier completed her PhD in Sociology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Her research focuses on aging and the life course, health disparities, stress, and the effects of the neighborhood environment on health. She uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine how differences in mental and physical health among older adults are due to the accumulation of advantages and disadvantages along the lines of race, gender, and class. Another area of interest is examining how sleep is an integral part of society, a key indicator of health, and a mechanism that helps explain health disparities in later life. Cleothia’s program of research for the RTP, entitled “‘Aging in Segregated Place’: An Examination of Health, Well-being, and Healthcare Utilization among Older Black Americans”, investigates what ‘aging in place’ means for older Blacks residing in segregated communities. Specifically, her research asks how does residential segregation effect older Blacks’ health and well-being as well as their interactions with the healthcare system? Cleothia’s faculty mentor for the RTP is Dr. Tyson Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology.

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