Dr. Nicole DeLoatch received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Maryland in 2020. Her dissertation focused on the sociodemographic determinants of chronic mental and physical health conditions for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

Her general areas of expertise are in Intersectionality, Social Psychology, Health and Illness, and Education. From these interests, a research agenda will focus on pathways to health and illness shaped by race, class and gender, as well as an exploration of post-secondary educational outcomes using an intersectional lens.

Dr. DeLoatch teaches courses on Contemporary Social Problems, Differences in Educational Outcomes, Human Societies, and the Intersectionality of Health and Illness.

Dr. DeLoatch’s most recent intellectual endeavors center on improving access to undergraduate education, expanding opportunities for undergraduate extracurricular development, developing internships and applied opportunities for putting the Sociology major to practice.

Areas of Interest

  • Social Psychology, Critical Race Theory, Education, Sociodemographic Determinants of Health, Disasters, and Health Policy


  • MA
  • PhD
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2108 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
ndeloat [at] umd.edu
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