Tetyana Shippee
Office Address:
D371 Mayo
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tetyana Shippee, PhD

Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management


PhD, Sociology and Gerontology, Purdue University, 2008
MS, Sociology, Purdue University, 2005
BA, Sociology, Lee University, 2003
JD, Civil Law, Precarpathian National University, 2004


Many factors determine how we age and our quality of life as we age. And as our population gets older and older, long-term care services and supports will become even more important. As a social gerontologist, my work focuses on what really matters to people as they age, such as quality of life measures (like social interactions with others and meal enjoyment) in long-term care settings and the role of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities for older adults' quality of life.


Aging, equity, methods, quality of life, long-term care, racial disparities ,life course, cumulative inequality, access to care, racial discrimination.

Awards and Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Collegiate recipient for the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Presidents' Community Engaged Scholar Award, 2017
  • Senior Service America Senior Scholar Award for Research Related to Disadvantaged Older Adults, Gerontological Society of America, 2015
  • Elected Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 2015
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2012

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