Manka Nkimbeng

Picture of Manka Nkimbeng
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Affiliate Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Dr. Manka Nkimbeng is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and an Affiliate assistant professor in the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Prior to that, she was a Robert L. Kane Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She received her PhD in nursing from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health and Bachelors of Science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Nkimbeng’s research centers around understanding the causes of health inequities in minorities and improving health outcomes for older adults. In partnership with the African Career, Education & Resource (ACER) Inc and the University of Minnesota school of Public Health, Dr. Nkimbeng is currently leading two projects with African immigrants in Minnesota. These projects seek to understand African immigrants’ dementia care, caregiving and education experiences and needs. Encompassing her research and policy expertise, she plans to adapt and test interventions that can be translated into health policies and practice to improve health and eliminate health inequities for older adults.