Current Fellows

Darlingtina Esiaka, Ph.D.

Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Rutgers University

Life Sciences II, Newark, NJ


AS in Social Work – University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria

B.Sc. Psychology – University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

M.Sc. Psychology – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR.

Dual-title Ph.D. in Psychology and Gerontology – University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

INSPIRE fellow, Department of Pathology — Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Research Mentor: Mark Gluck, Ph.D. 
Cognitive decline and conversion to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in urban African Americans.


Teaching Interests: Social determinants of health, minority health and aging, social psychology


Esiaka D, Nwakasi C, Brodie K, Philip A, Ogba K. (2021). Dying To Be Men: Masculinity and Early Cancer Detection Among Nigerian Men. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 0272684X211004938.


Esiaka D, Adams G. (2020) Epistemic Violence in Research on Eldercare. Psychology and Developing Societies, 32(2),176-200.


Atakere DK, Baker TA. (2019) Predictors of perceived vulnerability to cancer diagnoses among adult Black males. Journal of health psychology, 24(12), 1676-86.


Esiaka D, Naemi P, Kuofie A, Hess R. (2019) General Well-Being in Adult Black Males with Chronic Illness. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5, 2333721419855664.


Baker TA, Minahan JA, Atakere DK. (2018). Pain and men. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 39(1), 95-106.