Delvon T. Mattingly, who also goes by D.T. Mattingly, is an emerging creative writer and a PhD student in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his two cats, Liam and Tsuki, who he thinks are objectively cuter than every other cat in existence.
Fiction/Poetry: Delvon is working on completing his first fantasy novel Awakening. He also enjoys creating micro/flash, short prose, and the occasional poem. His works have appeared in a number of electronic/print magazines. Check them out here.
Research: Delvon finished his MS degree in epidemiology at the University of Louisville in August, 2018, and recently began a PhD program in epidemiologic science at the University of Michigan. He previously worked with the American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) and volunteered for Green Heart Louisville, a longitudinal cohort study evaluating the health effects of greening, when he was a student at University of Louisville.
He’s interested in social determinants of health, racial/ethnic and gender health disparities, and substance use epidemiology, including research focused on tobacco-related health disparities and substance use disorders. Additionally, Delvon is interested in the health effects of short- and long-term exposures to various forms of discrimination (e.g., interpersonal, structural, or vicarious racism/sexism) on mental health and polysubstance use, uptake, and related outcomes in marginalized groups.
The purpose of this blog is to showcase my work for people who are interested. Enjoy!