Nicole Wolfe

Nicole Wolfe, PhD

Co-Director, Community Engagement


As Co-Director, Dr. Wolfe oversees the community engagement team, provides leadership and oversight to existing projects, and cultivates and maintains community partnerships. She also helps develop new projects both within the CE core and works across other core groups within SC CTSI. Additionally, Dr. Wolfe focuses on education and the dissemination of information in professional publications, popular media, and community outreach tools.

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Professional Background

Dr. Wolfe is a medical sociologist with nearly two decades of experience working in academia as a researcher and educator. Dr. Wolfe received her PhD in medical sociology from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Denver. Dr. Wolfe’s research experience includes conducting community-based qualitative, mixed-methods, and clinical trial research. The focus of her work has been at both the macro and micro levels examining health and drug policy, the structure of the US healthcare system, health and safety practices of marginalized populations, substance use/abuse, health disparities, and the social determinants of health. Dr. Wolfe has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her courses included those focused on the topics of her research as well an introductory and advanced level research methods courses. Dr. Wolfe has been driven throughout her career by a commitment to health equity, social justice, and empowerment through education.


Cooking, baking, music, being at the beach, and spending time with her family.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.