Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Family Medicine

University of Michigan

Tyler G. James, Ph.D., CHES

I am a health education and health services researcher, Certified Health Education Specialist, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan in the Department of Family Medicine. At the University of Michigan, I am working with the Center for Disability Health and Wellness and the Michigan Mixed Methods Program to apply quantitative methods - including Latent Class Analysis and Latent Profile Analysis, time-varying effect modeling, structural equation modeling, and psychometrics -, qualitative methods, and mixed methods to focus on health inequtiies and healthcare access, utilization, and delivery among people with disabilities.

My research has received generous support from:


  • Health services research
  • Applied quantitative and mixed methods
  • Health behavior theory development and advancement
  • Health behavior among people with disabilities and deaf/hard-of-hearing populations


  • Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance conc. Health Behavior, 2021

    University of Florida

  • M.S. in Health Education & Behavior, 2017

    University of Florida

  • B.S. in Psychology, 2016

    University of Florida



Developing a Conceptual Model of Emergency Department Utilization Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients: A Mixed Methods Study

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Apr 2020 – Aug 2021 1R36HS027537-01

Assessing the Deaf Patient’s Experience in the Emergency Department

Society for Public Health Education

Sep 2019 – Sep 2018 Student Fellowship in Patient Engagement

Recent Publications