RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Mental Health of Men, Multiple Determinants, Legitimation and Consequences of Health Disparities, Comparitive Social and Health Policy Analysis
Marilyn Sinkewicz is Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Professor Sinkewicz's research is focused on improving the mental and physical health of men and the spillover effects on their families. She is interested the mechanisms underlying gender disparities in health. Her work takes account of the historical, social, economic, and political factors that contribute to male-specific conditions and barriers to care. In addition to physical health, Professor Sinkewicz studies a range of psychiatric disorders including post traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. Further, she has a methodological interest in strategies that deal with missing data and non response bias. Prior to joining the School of Social Work faculty, Professor Sinkewicz was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, and she completed the National Institute of Mental Health Post Doctoral Training Program in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Columbia University School of Public Health. She has authored research published in Demography, Psychiatric Services, the Journal of Public Policy and Management, and Research on Social Work Practice. In 2009, she was awarded the Raymond Vernon Memorial Prize by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management for her co-authored article. She holds a Ph.D. (2006) in social policy from Columbia University. She earned an M.S. in social work at Columbia, and B.A. in history and B.A. in social welfare at the University of Washington.