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Jennifer Malat

Title: Professor, (PhD, University of Michigan)
Office: 150 McMicken Hall
Tel: 513-556-5895
Email: jennifer.malat@uc.edu

Medical Sociology; Sociology of Racial and Ethnicity; Racial Inequality in Health and Healthcare; Quantitative Analysis

Research Information

Research Interests

Jennifer Malat, PhD is Professor of Sociology and Director of Research for the Kunz Center for Social Research.  Jennifer received her PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan.  Her research has primarily focused on how race affects doctor-patient encounters in ways that reduce health care quality.  Her recent research has also examined how social forces affect the health of whites, blacks, and Latinos.  Malat has published articles in leading social science journals, such as Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Ethnic and Racial Studies as well as medical and public health journals, such as American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports, and Ethnicity & Disease.

Research Support

  • (PI), Bessett, Danielle; Jacquez, Farrah; Liu, Lin; Malat, Jennifer, March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at CCHMC, March of Dimes. (134267 \ 22-FY14-470), $50,523.00. 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2014. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Jackson, Howard; Koenig, Kathleen; Malat, Jennifer, Enhancing Student Success in Biology, Chemistry and Physics by Transforming the Faculty Culture, National Science Foundation. (DUE-1431350), $643,925.00. 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2017. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey, Race/Ethnicity and Health Care Access and Quality, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. (PO RF01148238), $25,599.00. 09/01/2008 to 06/30/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Jacquez, Farrah; Malat, Jennifer, CCHMC SUPPLEMENT TO MALAT'S March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative Theme 5, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (CS for MoD award), $19,526.00. 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer; Whembolua, Guy-Lucien, March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at CCHMC, March of Dimes. (CHMC / 22-FY15-003), $25,174.00. 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey, Race/Ethnicity and Health Care Access and Quality, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. (PO RF01148238), $25,599.00. 09/01/2008 to 06/30/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey, Race/Ethnicity and Health Care Access and Quality, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. (PO RF01148238), $25,599.00. 09/01/2008 to 06/30/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey, Race/Ethnicity and Health Care Access and Quality, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. (PO RF01148238), $25,599.00. 09/01/2008 to 06/30/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Jacquez, Farrah; Malat, Jennifer, Sociobiology of Racial Disparities in Preterm Birth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (MoD study), $46,943.00. 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey, Race/Ethnicity and Health Care Access and Quality, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. (PO RF01148238), $25,599.00. 09/01/2008 to 06/30/2009. Status: Closed.