Ms. Nkimbeng’s research focuses on understanding the impact of psychosocial factors on health outcomes for minority older adults. In her dissertation, she is exploring the relationship between racial discrimination, acculturation and physical function in older African immigrants. She intends to use her research findings to develop and test interventions to decrease physical function difficulties in minority older adults in the United States.
MORE ABOUT MANKA
Manka Nkimbeng earned her PhD in Nursing at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She holds an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Boston University. Prior to beginning the PhD program, she was a nurse at a federally qualified community health center, where she cared for vulnerable populations. She later moved to Baltimore city to work as a community research nurse on the Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) study where she helped disabled community dwelling older adults age-in-place.