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Chivon Mingo, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Director
ssistant Professor
Gerontology Institute

Phone: 404-413-5215
In Person: One Park Place, Suite 605

Ph.D., University of South Florida  
M.A., University of South Florida 
B.S., Georgia State University                                                                                                                       

Dr. Mingo is a Gerontologist joining the Gerontology Institute in the Fall of 2012. In 2003, Dr. Mingo received a B.S. in Psychology from Georgia State University. Subsequently, she received a M.A. in Gerontology (2005) and a Ph.D. in Aging Studies (2010) both from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL. Prior to joining the GSU Gerontology Institute, Dr. Mingo completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute on Aging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Mingo’s current research interests spans the areas of psychology, health disparities, and aging. Specifically, her work has concentrated on identifying reasons for arthritis health disparities and ways to address those health disparities through community-based healthcare interventions. The ultimate goal of Dr. Mingo’s research is to focus on designing and evaluating culturally appropriate, appealing, and effective interventions for older adults with arthritis. In addition, use this research as a template to address disparities in other conditions (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes) through community-based health care interventions.

Dr. Mingo is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the National Institutes of Health/National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment Award, McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, Arthritis Foundation Student Fellowship, Aging Exchange Day Best Research Award, USF Office of Research & Innovation and Graduate School Research Excellence Award, Southern Regional Student Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics Keynote Speaker, and the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences Research Excellence Award.