Tyrone Hamler

Tyrone Christopher Hamler

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

My research is focused on health inequities, chronic illness, aging, and the intersection of mental and physical health. My work also focuses on health equity in kidney disease for older African Americans, who experience double jeopardy by way of being older and being members of an historically excluded group.


aging and gerontology, health and wellness, racial justice, social justice

Professional Biography

Dr. Hamler’s research is informed by years of direct practice social work experience in multiple health care settings and motivated by the pursuit of health equity. He is a first-generation college graduate who endeavors to mentor students from similar backgrounds.

His research seeks to advance health equity from a practice and a policy perspective. His teaching promotes diversity by challenging long standing methods of direct social work practice and engaging in dialogue about how to partner with individuals and families to implement more conscientious methods of direct practice based on reflective and anti-oppressive social work practice.


  • BA, Social Work, University of Cincinnati
  • MSW, Health and Aging, University of Cincinnati
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University

Professional Affiliations

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  • Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)