Alumni

Harvey L. Nicholson Jr.

PhD Student, Sociology
Harvey L. Nicholson Jr.
Academic Institution: University of Central Florida Location: Orlando, Florida Cohort Start Year: 2017
Research Topics: Addiction and Substance Use, Built Environment/Housing/Planning, Food Systems and Nutrition, Public Policy
Populations Served: African-American/Black, Asian/Asian American, Immigrants and Refugees, Low-Income Communities, Urban Communities

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Harvey’s current research focuses on racial disparities in substance use and health. In the future, he plans to explore ethnic disparities in similar outcomes among Blacks and Asians living in the US.

MORE ABOUT HARVEY
Harvey Nicholson earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of Central Florida. He received his BA in Sociology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and MA in Sociology from Lehigh University. Harvey was drawn to HPRS given the program’s focus on building a Culture of Health and attention to the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. As a scholar and researcher, he is strongly invested in eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in substance use and health. He intends to utilize his research to develop policies to achieve this goal.

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