PhD Michigan State University: Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education
Emiko Blalock is an assistant professor in OMERAD. She earned her PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education in MSU’s College of Education, and prior to joining OMERAD, she was an assistant professor in the Student Affairs Administration program in MSU’s College of Education. Broadly, she is interested in diversity and access in medical education, and community-based education and knowledge production.
Dr. Blalock focuses on issues of access and equity in postsecondary and medical education, and how gender, race, and social origin play a role in selecting, applying to, and accessing medical school. Her research pays close attention to how early life, undergraduate student experiences, and aspects outside the institution (community ties, romantic partnerships, familial resources) shape pathways into and through medical school, and subsequent practices as a medical and healthcare professional.