Margaret Takako Hicken

Research Associate Professor, Director of DEI

Maggie Hicken
Office: 734-763-6664

426 Thompson Street; Rm 3358
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Margaret Takako Hicken

Research Associate Professor, Director of DEI

“Broadly speaking, I examine the ways in which social forces link racial group membership to the risk of poor health, particularly those conditions related to cardiovascular and renal diseases. In the US, despite tremendous resources devoted to the elimination of health inequalities, evidence suggests that they are growing. I would argue that our inability to eliminate (or even reduce) these inequalities is due to a lack of truly interdisciplinary approaches. Throughout my research program, I ground my approach to the study of race in the social sciences while integrating the biological sciences to ensure that the mechanisms I examine are both socially- and biologically-plausible. Under this broad umbrella of social determinants of health inequalities, I maintain two distinct research themes.”

Education

PhD, University of Michigan (2010)