Philippa J Clarke
Dr. Clarke received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology/Social Science and Health from the University of Toronto in 2000. Her research interests are in social epidemiology, social gerontology, life course perspectives, models of disability, and population health. She is primarily interested in the social determinants of health at both the micro and macro levels of social reality and at the intersection of these levels as well.
Her current work examines the role of the built environment on mobility disability, cognitive function, and social participation (with data from the Chicago Community Adult Health Survey); the effect of the urban environment on disability trajectories over time (with national data from the Americans’ Changing Lives Study); the health and social factors influencing the use of assistive devices (with data from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging); and cross-national disparities in disability and psychosocial resources (comparing data from the US Health and Retirement Study and the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing). She is currently funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a career development (K01) award to use geographic information systems (GIS) to examine the relationship between the built environment and disability progression, and to identify whether older adults living in less accessible neighborhoods are more likely to be admitted to a nursing home over time.
- Jessica Marie Finlay, Bohyun Jang, Michael Esposito, Leslie McClure, Suzanne Judd, Philippa J Clarke. 2023. 'My neighbourhood is fuzzy, not hard and fast': Individual and contextual associations with perceived residential neighbourhood boundaries among ageing Americans. Urban Studies 60(1):85-108.
- Erica Twardzik, Philippa J Clarke, Lynda D. Lisabeth, Susan H. Brown, David L. Roth, Suzanne E. Judd, Natalie Colabianchi. 2023. Enhanced Street Crossing Features are Associated with Higher Post-Stroke Physical Quality of Life. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 30(6):578-588.
- Philippa J Clarke, Anam M. Khan, Neil Kamdar, Kristian Seiler, Kenzie Latham-Mintus, Mark D. Peterson, Michelle A. Meade, Josh Ehrlich. 2023. Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Adults Aging with Vision Impairment: The Role of the Neighborhood Environment. Disability and Health Journal 16(1):101371.
- Traci Lyn Carson, Brady Thomas West, Kendrin Sonneville, Ronald F Zernicke, Philippa J Clarke, Sioban Harlow, Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez. 2023. Identifying latent classes of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) consequences in a sample of collegiate female cross country runners. British Journal of Sports Medicine 57:153-159.
- Wenshan Yu, Esposito, Michael, Mao Li, Philippa J Clarke, Judd, Suzanne, Jessica Marie Finlay. 2023. Neighborhood 'Disamenities': local barriers and cognitive function among Black and white aging adults. BMC Public Health 23:197.
- Reber, Lisa, Tan, Nasya S. W., Meade, Michelle A., Forchheimer, Martin, Tate, Denise G., Philippa J Clarke. 2023. Arbiters of Time: The Experience of Adults Aging with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Ageing and Longevity 3(1):59-71.
- Nasya Tan, Martin Forchheimer, Denise G. Tate, Michelle A. Meade, Lisa Reber, Philippa J Clarke. 2023. Social Integration Among Adults Aging With Spinal Cord Injury: The Role of Features in the Built and Natural Environment. Journal of Aging and Environment
- Anam M. Khan, Paul Lin, Neil Kamdar, Elham Mahmoudi, Philippa J Clarke. 2023. Continuity of Care in Adults Aging with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida: The Importance of Community Healthcare and Socioeconomic Context. Disabilities 3(2):295-306.
- Grace Noppert, Kate Duchowny, Rebecca Stebbins, Allison E. Aiello, Jennifer B. Dowd, Philippa J Clarke. 2023. Biological expressions of early life trauma in the immune system of older adults. PLOS ONE 18(6):e0286141.
- Regina Onishchenko, Philippa J Clarke, Carly Marshall, Kara J. Wyant, Vikas Kotagal. 2023. Neighborhood Social Determinants of Health in Patients Seen in Neurology Movement Disorders Clinics. Neurology: Clinical Practice 13(2)