Philippa J. Clarke

Research Professor, SRC-Social Envir & Health
Professor, Epidemiology Department
Philippa J. Clarke


Philippa Clarke's work examines the role of the built environment on mobility disability, cognitive function and social participation; 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 in later life; 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). Dr. Clarke recently completed a career development (K01) award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use geographic information systems (GIS) to examine the relationship between the built environment and disability progression in vulnerable older adults in the Detroit area.