Breyta Psychologist Awarded Research Honor


We’re so proud of our Dr. Ficker!

Dr. Ficker and her colleagues at the Wayne State Institute of Gerontology have won the American Public Health Association Aging & Public Health Section 2020 Betty Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award for their manuscript, “Is It All About Racism? The Role of Avoidant Coping on Cardiovascular Health & Blood Pressure in Older Blacks.”

The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals in aging and public health research who have made a significant impact on the lives of older people who are members of minority groups. Minimizing health disparities and improving access to health and long-term care services are important issues for minority populations in the U.S.

Congratulations to Dr. Ficker and her colleagues! Thank you for your important contribution to the field.