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Jennifer Malat

Title: Professor, (PhD, University of Michigan)
Office: 155A McMicken Hall
Tel: 513-556-5895
Email: malatj@ucmail.uc.edu

Research Information

Research Interests

Jennifer Malat, PhD is Associate Dean for Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and Director of The Cincinnati Project in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Jennifer received her PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on how race affects health and health care experiences. 

Research Support

  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer, Cincinnati Project: Greater Cincinnnati Foundation Cooperation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation. (UN18-00016), $25,000.00. 01-03-2018 to 08-31-2018. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Hardcastle, Valerie; Jacquez, Farrah; Maglo, Koffi; Malat, Jennifer; Maynard, Kathie; Montgomery, La'trice, GROWING COMMUNITY CHANGE RESEARCHERS, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. (R25OD023763), $255,443.00. 09-15-2017 to 07-31-2022. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer, The Cincinnati Project Scholars, Stephen Wilder Foundation. (The Cincinnati Project), $7,260.00. 08-01-2017 to 12-30-2019. Status: Awarded.
  • (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), 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.
  • (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), 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.
  • (PI), Bessett, Danielle; Jacquez, Farrah; Liu, Lin; Malat, Jennifer, March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at CCHMC, March of Dimes. (133329 \ 22-FY13-543), $11,574.00. 07-01-2013 to 12-31-2013. Status: Active.
  • (Investigator), Howard Jackson, et al., A Coherent Cross-disciplinary Learning Initiative in STEM, National Science Foundation. 250000. 07-2010 to 06-2013. 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: 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.
  • (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), Jennifer Malat and Jeffrey Timberlake, Race/ethnicity and health care access and quality, Ohio Research Advisory Council of the Ohio Family Health Survey. 25644. 09-2008 to 04-2009. Status: Completed.
  • Faculty Release Fellowship for additional quarter of release during academic leave, Spring 2008, University of Cincinnati, Taft Research Center. 2008.
  • Summer Research Support, Taft Memorial Fund, University of Cincinnati. 2005.
  • Cost Sharing Grant for teaching release time to write grant proposal in the Fall of 2005, University of Cincinnati. , Taft Memorial Fund. 2005.
  • (Co-PI), with E. Donovan and M. Eckman, Perceptions of cultural competence—children, parents, and adults, Dean’s Discovery Funds, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. $35,000. 11-2003 to 10-2004.
  • (PI), Malat, Jennifer, Patients' Racial Attitudes and Perceptions of Clinicians, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (1 R03 HS013280-01A1R), $99,987.00. 09-30-2003 to 05-31-2005. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Patients’ racial attitudes and perceptions of clinicians, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. $99,987. 09-2003 to 06-2005.
  • (PI), with Hyun Joo Oh, The effects of family and neighborhood poverty on child health, National Poverty Center, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. $19,222. 07-2003 to 07-2004.
  • (Co-PI), with Diana Burgess and Michelle van Ryn, Providers’ perceptions of healthcare disparities, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. $29,000. 07-2003 to 07-2004.
  • Cost Sharing Grant, Taft Memorial Fund, University of Cincinnati. $9844. 2003.
  • Support to attend 2003 ISR summer workshop in Ann Arbor, MI, Faculty Development Council, University of Cincinnati. 2003.
  • Summer Research Support, Taft Memorial Fund, University of Cincinnati. 2002.
  • Cost Sharing Grant for participation in grant writing workshop, Taft Memorial Fund, University of Cincinnati. 2001.
  • (PI), African American-white differences in medical care satisfaction, Student Award Program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. $3000. 09-1998 to 08-2000.
  • (PI), Racial differences in medical care satisfaction, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. $29,482. 08-1998 to 04-2000.
  • (Collaborator), Jacquez, Farrah; Malat, Jennifer; Maynard, Kathie; Montgomery, La'trice, Growing Community Change Researchers in STEM, National Institute of General Medical Sciences. (R25GM129234), $253,661.00. 08-01-2018 to 07-31-2022. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • van Ryn, Michelle, Diana J. Burgess, John F. Dovidio, Sean M. Phelan, Somnath Saha, Jennifer Malat, Joan M. Griffin, Steven S. Fu, Sylvia Perry. 2011. “The Impact of Racism on Clinician Cognition, Behavior, and Clinical Decision-Making.” DuBois Review 8(1):199-218.
  • van Ryn, Michelle, Diana Burgess, Jennifer Malat, and Joan Griffin. 2006. "Why Are Physicians Less Likely to Recommend CABG for Black Men? Examining the Role of Physicians’ Perceptions of Patients’ Social and Behavioral Characteristics." American Journal of Public Health 96(2): 351-357.
  • Moore, Philip J., Amy E. Sickel, Jennifer Malat, David R. Williams, James S. Jackson, and Nancy E. Adler. 2004. "Psychosocial Factors in Medical and Psychological Treatment Avoidance: The Role of the Doctor–Patient Relationship." Journal of Health Psychology 9(3): 421-433.
  • Malat, Jennifer. 2006. "Expanding Research on the Racial Disparity in Medical Treatment with Ideas from Sociology." Health 10(3): 259-282.
  • Malat, Jennifer. 2001. "Social Distance and Patients’ Rating of Healthcare Providers." Journal of Health and Social Behavior(42): 360-372.
  • Malat, Jennifer. 2000. "Racial Differences in Norplant Use in the United States." Social Science & Medicine 50(9): 1297-1308.
  • Malat, Jennifer, Rose Clark-Hitt, Diana Burgess, Greta Friedemann-Sanchez, and Michelle van Ryn. 2010. “White Doctors and Nurses on Racial Inequality in Health Care in the USA: Whiteness and Colour-Blind Racial Ideology.” Ethnic and Racial Studies33(8):1431-1450
  • Malat, Jennifer, Michelle van Ryn, and David Purcell. 2006. "Race, Socioeconomic Status, and the Perceived Importance of Positive Self-Presentation in Health Care." Social Science & Medicine 62(10): 2479-2488.
  • Malat, Jennifer, Hyun Joo Oh, and Mary Ann Hamilton. 2005. "Poverty Experience, Race, and Child Health." Public Health Reports 120(4): 442-447.
  • Malat, Jennifer, and Mary Ann Hamilton. 2006. "Preference for Same Race Providers and Perceptions of Interpersonal Discrimination in Health Care." Journal of Health and Social Behavior(47): 173-187.
  • Malat, Jennifer and Michelle van Ryn. 2005. "African American Preference for Same-Race Doctors: The Role of Discrimination." Ethnicity & Disease 15(4): 739-747.
  • Burgess, Diana, Michelle van Ryn, Megan Matoka, and Jennifer Malat. 2006. "Understanding the Provider Contribution to Race/Ethnicity Disparities in Pain Treatment: A Social-Cognitive Framework." Pain Medicine 7(2): 119-134.

Book Chapter

  • . 2002. "Research in the Sociology of Health Care, vol. 20, Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery." pp. 183-199 in Race and Satisfaction with Health Care: Theoretical and Methodological Issues, edited by J. Kronenfeld. New York: JAI Press.

Other Publications

  • Malat, Jennifer. Guest Editor, 2009 special issue of Sociological Focus, “Sociological Perspectives on Racial Inequality in Health and Health Care.” 42(2):83-86.
  • Malat, Jennifer, and Jeffrey M. Timberlake. 2009. “Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Health Care Access and Quality in the State of Ohio.”  Report to the State of Ohio.